2017 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2017 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. Emcee – Rogers Mayor Greg Hines Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, David Conrads, … More 2017 Cast and Crew

Julia Trupp

Julia Trupp joined Gridiron in 2015 and played characters ranging from a Twilight Zone citizen to a Trump wife in the Grease-themed finale. Her luck with Trump association didn’t get any better as the next year she played someone even closer to The Donald, his daughter Ivanka (but then helped blow Fox News out of … More Julia Trupp

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

2015 Cast and Crew

KUAF – Antoinette Grajeda and Zeek Martin Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette – Flip Putthoff, Erin Spandorf and Rusty Turner UA Journalism Faculty – Ray Minor and Katherine Shurlds UA Journalism Students – Cecil Anderson, Clarissa Bustamante, DeMarius Davis, Wendy Echeverria, Paige Hegedus, Lauren Hoskins, Cassandra Schirm, James Schlecte, Amanda Simmons, Kris Smith and Julia Trupp University … More 2015 Cast and Crew