Why? Because the One-Act plays this year are baaaaaaad. They are awful. I'm just... arggh. Disgusted. Unhappy. I hate these people who think they know what acting is. They don't. Reading lines with expression is not acting. Anyone can do that. Acting is having another person inside that you can let out periodically. There is no real concept of 'in character' for these people. I wonder how badly they would fall if they were ever called upon to improvise as their characters? Some of them can do it... they are the really good ones. But the majority can't. It makes me sad.
No one teaches the concept of acting... they just put them out on the stage and hope they pick it up by themselves.