Senior majors in the Department of Theatre Arts complete a culminating thesis project that requires the planning, execution, and evaluation of a collaboratively produced festival of plays. This Senior Theatre Festival is the capstone of experiential learning in the program, and draws on all areas of study in the major, while also mirroring many aspects of professional work in the field post-degree. The senior class selected three full-length plays to produce and determined which seniors will direct, design, dramaturg, and act in each show.
This year's Festival will feature three plays, one of which will be live-streamed on YouTube, and two which will be pre-recorded and shown in person at Norton Clapp Theater. Please note that tickets for these in-person performances are limited. If you wish to see multiple performances within the Festival, please reserve separate tickets for each.
A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner, directed by Aimee C. Rowe will be live-streamed Friday, April 23 at 7:30pm PST, Saturday April 24 2pm and 7:30pm PST.
Lungs by Duncan MacMillan, directed by Lorell Perillat will be shown live at Norton Clapp Theater Friday, April 30 at 6pm PST, Saturday, May 1 at 6pm and 9pm PST.
The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Frankie Gormley will be shown live at Norton Clapp Theater Friday, May 7 at 7:30pm PST.