In Memoriam

We, the present cast and crew of the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron, recall with fond hearts the people who shared the Gridiron stage and are no longer with us: Guy Barnes — 1978–1989 shows Brenda Blagg — 1978-2021 shows Hailey Bonnell — 2004–2005 shows Mike Brown — 1979–1981 shows Dick Clohecy — 1978–1979 shows Norma Conner … More In Memoriam

Obituary for Gina King

Gina King, a long-time Gridiron actor and the first to portray a pregnant teenager while pregnant herself, died Oct. 7, 2020. She was 59. King first performed in the Gridiron in the 1980s, and one of the sketches for which she is well remembered, Sixteen Going on Preggers, about teen pregnancy in Arkansas. Several actors … More Obituary for Gina King

2013 Cast and Crew

Emcee – Gerald Jordan Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Dave Edmark, Tony Hernandez, Kevin Kinder, Debbie Miller, Ray Minor, Ben Pollock, Flip Putthoff, Katherine Shurlds, David Speer, Jody Speer, Rusty Turner, Steve Voorhies and Joel Walsh Production Director – Katherine Shurlds Musical Director – Emily Kaitz Stage Director – Rusty Turner Assistant Stage Director … More 2013 Cast and Crew

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

2012 Cast and Crew

KNWA – Channing Barker and Cassidy Hodges KUAF – Antoinette Grajeda NWA Media, Northwest Arkansas Times, The Springdale/Rogers Morning News, La Prensa – Tony Hernandez, Kevin Kinder, Jose Lopez, Flip Putthoff, Rusty Turner and Joel Walsh UA Journalism Faculty – Robyn Ledbetter, Ray Minor and Katherine Shurlds UA Journalism Students – Pearl Brick, Vivian Cummings, … More 2012 Cast and Crew

2011 Cast

KNWA — Nina Criscuolo, Cassidy Hodges and Tom Yazwinski KUAF — Antoinette Grajeda NorthWest Arkansas Community College Communications — Debbie Miller Northwest Arkansas Media (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition, Northwest Arkansas Times, The Springdale/Rogers Morning News and Benton County Daily Record) — Shain Bergan, Brenda Blagg, Bob Caudle, Tony Hernandez, Kevin Kinder, Flip Putthoff and Rusty Turner … More 2011 Cast

2009 Cast

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — Ray Minor and Stacey Roberts KNWA — Tom Yazwinski KUAF — Antoinette Grajeda The Morning News — Brenda Blagg, Lana Flowers, Becca Martin, Debbie Miller, Flip Putthoff, Sara Sullivan and Rusty Turner Northwest Arkansas Times — Brett Bennett, Kevin Kinder and Brooke McNeely Southwest Times Record — Rusty Garrett UA Journalism Faculty … More 2009 Cast