2022 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2022 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. To be updated when casting begins in August.

2021 Program

In another year of pandemic prognostications, the Gridiron Players put together a podcast for 2021. Open for Funny Business “We’re Baaaaack” ♫With faces perfectly suited for radio When a big theatre suddenly seems desperately claustrophobic, the Gridiron writers do what they do every year, desperately rewrite the script. Playing themselves — Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, … More 2021 Program

2021 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2021 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. Full Cast and Crew Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Vivian Cummings, Dave … More 2021 Cast and Crew

2020 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2020 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. Full Cast and Crew Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Vivian Cummings, Dave … More 2020 Cast and Crew

2018 Program

The year of #MeToo brought women to the fore, naming names, setting agendas and running for office. Act 1 “It’s a Beautiful Job” ♫ Won’t you be my reporter Journalists in the White House briefing room learn that the replacement for Sarah Huckabee Sanders is none other than Mr. Rogers. Reporters — Brenda Blagg, Alex … More 2018 Program

2017 Program

With White House mini-scandals arriving on a daily basis, Gridiron writers often had to look away from the national dumpster fire to find funny ideas from what seem relatively sane politics and cultural shifts of the state and regional level. Act 1 “Translating Trump’s Tweets” ♫ It takes a village of reporters Journalists at The … More 2017 Program

2016 Program

With a national election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the program for the 2016 show should have been easy to write. But as they say, how do you satirize satire. Act 1 “Will Write for Practically Nothing” ♫ Journalists get an obscure visitor Journalists stage a sit-in for higher wages, but their protest is … More 2016 Program

2014 Program

The notoriety of a family that makes duck calls for a “reality” show reached celebrity status this year, and it only made sense to tackle the quacks. … More 2014 Program

2013 Program

Occurring in an off-year for elections, the 2013 Gridiron delved into state and local issues, from corruption by a Democratic state official to new legislation put forward by the Republican legislature. Act 1 “Up, Up and You’re Outta Here” ♫ The Man of Steel gets bent out of shape Clark Kent – Joel Walsh/Tony Hernandez … More 2013 Program