Theatre Arts offers courses and creative activities in which students learn to make, understand, and evaluate theatrical events.
What's Happening Next?
by Pedro Calderón, translated & adapted by Nilo Cruz
Directed by Dr. Wind Dell Woods
Oct 29, 30 - 7:30pm
Nov 4, 5, 6 - 7:30 pm; Nov 6 - 2pm
A baroque mix of revolutionary politics, pop culture and semiotics based on the play by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. A young prince learns that life is just a dream from which we wake when we die. And that dreams may be as real as life.
The play’s central themes are the conflict between free will and fate, as well as restoring one’s honor. It remains one of Calderón’s best-known and most studied works, and was listed as one of the 40 greatest plays of all time in The Independent.
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A festival of scenes selected from Full-Length Plays and directed by Students of Theatre 313: Directing Class
Mon/Tues Dec. 6, 7 - 7:30pm
Spring 2022 Production: INDECENT by Paula Vogel
A deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. INDECENT charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
Feb 25, 26 - 7:30pm
Mar 3, 4, 5 - 7:30pm, Mar 5 - 2pm
Senior Theatre Festival
Senior majors in the Department of Theatre Arts complete a culminating thesis project that requires the planning, execution, and evaluation of a four-show festival of plays, collaboratively produced. 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. Theatre Arts faculty provide guidance, beginning with thesis-oriented readiness assessment during junior interviews.
Show A April 8, 9 - 7:30pm; April 9 - 2pm
Show B April 15, 16 - 7:30pm; April 16 - 2pm
Show C April 22, 23 - 7:30pm; April 23 - 2pm