2014-2015 Season Review

The Lab Series

  • The Swing Set
    September 9
    A reading of a new play by BA student CeCe Bellomy
  • Streaming
    September 29
    A reading of a new play by BA student Amanda Loch
  • Pretty Girls Don’t Eat
    October 6 - 7 
    A solo performance by BA student Kelly Hogan 
  • Some Nights
    October 26
    A reading of a new musical based on the works of Fun by BA students Elisabeth Rogge and Alexis Nelson
  • Bushido
    October 26
    A reading of a new one act play by BA students Eduardo Lozano and John Quigley
  • The Lab Series Cold Reads
    Good Kids

    October 27
    The BigTen Play Initiative
    By Naomi Izuka
    Awake and Sing
    November 24
    By Clifford Odets
  • An Evening of Lost American One Acts
    Overtones

    By Alice Gerstenberg
    Directed by MA student Shelby Brewster

    This Property is Condemned
    By Tennesee Williams
    Directed by PhD student Jennifer Collins
  • Speech and Debate
    November 17 - 18
    By Stephen Karum
    Directed by BA student Rachel Moore
  • Ten Minute Play Festival
    December 1 - 2
    An evening of new work
    Curated by PhD student Josh Patterson
  • One Night Only
    January 20
    A musical performance by BA student Trent Rowland
  • T-Town
    January 26
    A reading of a new play by PhD student Joshua Truett
  • Howl of Madness
    February 23 - 24
    A reading of a new play by BA student Michael Carozza
  • Flight
    February 9 - 10
    A new musical monologue by BA students Myia Eren and Hannah Halischak
  • Ubu Roi
    February 16
    A cold reading of the play by Alfred Jarry
  • There’s No Such Thing as a Slow News Day
    February 23 - 24
    A devised piece directed by Emily Kacsandi
  • Masculinity for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb
    February 23 - 24
    A solo performance by BA student Mike Writtenberry
  • After Birthday
    March 2 - 3
    By Pam Gems and directed by PhD student Esmaeil Najardaronkolae
  • The Individuality of Street Lamps
    March 2 - 3
    By Anna K. Gorisch and directed by BA student Constence Hester
  • By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    March 9
    A cold reading of the play by Lynn Nottage
  • Will’s Burrows
    March 30 - 31
    A devised piece directed by PhD student Geoff Wilson
  • Dancing to Mama’s Song
    April 13 - 14
    By MFA student Melonie Mazibuko
  • The Aliens
    April 20 - 21
    By Annie Baker and directed by PhD student Karie Miller

The Norwegians
October 1 - 25
By C. Denby Swanson. Mount Hall Studio Theatre. Directed by Jennifer Schlueter. Set Design by Tre Reese. Costume Design by Joshua M. Quinlan. Lighting Design by Josh Poston. Sound Design by Ruth Luketic. Stage Manager Constance Hester. (Special thanks to playwright C. Denby Swanson for sharing here knowledge and insights at “AfterWords,” our post-performance discussion.) 

City of Angels
October 30 - November 9
Book by Larry Gelbart, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David  Zippel. Thurber Theatre. Director and Musi Director by A. Scott Parry. Set Design by Shane Cinal. Costume Design by Natalie K. Cagle. Lighting Design by Andy Baker. Sound Design by Zach Ivans. Projections/Title Sequence/End Credits Design by Alex Oliszewski. Stage Manager Riley Hutchison.

In Here Out There
November 13 - 23
By MFA Acting Class of 2015.  Thurber Theatre. Directed by Jeanine Thompson. Script by Jennifer Schlueter with Max Glenn. Set Design by Brad Steinmetz. Costume Design by Natalie K. Cagle. Lighting Design by Andy Baker. Sound Design by Ruth S. Luketic. Media Design by Alex Oliszewski. Animation and Motion Capture Design by Vita Berezina-Blackburn. Stage Manager Emi Bungo.    

Henry V
February 13 - 14
By William Shakespeare. Lincoln Theatre. Directed and adapted by Kevin McClatchy. Set Design by Ben Girvin. Costume Design by Travis Bihn. Lighting Design by Sarah Lawler. Sound Design by Michelle Cohen. Stage Manager Jaclyn Benedict.

Trouble in Mind
March 4 - March 12
By Alice Childress. Roy Bowen Theatre. Directed by Melissa Maxwell. Set Design by Brad Steinmetz. Costume Design by Rebekah Priebe. Lighting Design by Andy Baker. Sound Design by Tim Grant. Stage Manager Riley Hutchison.

MFA Acting Solo Festival
April 8 - 19
Devised by MFA Acting Class of 2015. Roy Bowen Theatre. Coordinating Direction by Jeanine Thompson. Scenic Coordination by Dan Gray. Costume Coordination by Rebecca Baygents Turk. Lighting Design by Sarah Lawler. Sound Design by Ruth S. Luketic. Media Coordination by Lee Williams. Stage Manager Kyle Hatfield.    

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