MFA Acting Outreach and Engagement Project: Beyond All Recognition

July 10, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 3:00pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
Drake Performance and Event Center, Roy Bowen Theatre
Beyond All Recognition

A New Work by the actors in the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre program
Supervised by Kevin McClatchy

Hollywood heartthrob Andy Stark has skyrocketed to fame in a new hit television show. Back home in Ohio, his sister Denise is struggling to readjust after military service. Beyond All Recognition is a devised new play about brothers- and sisters-in-arms who have to negotiate the military/civilian divide as the bonds of friendship and honor are tested.

Since January 2017, the nine actors in the department's Master of Fine Arts program have been creating this piece, inspired by their experiences working with local veterans, active military personnel and their family members, and professional caregivers. During the development and creative process they have explored the experiences of war and its aftermath through individual research and by facilitating Shakespeare-based acting workshops for community partners.

*AfterWords: A Post Performance Discussion

Friday, November 17 (immediately following the performance)

Join the cast and invited guests for discussion that centers on the Shakespeare and Veterans initiative.

  • Heather Seymour, Creative Arts Coordinator/Social Worker, Columbus Veterans Administration
  • Zack Starr, Founder, VetConnect
  • Mike Carrell, Assistant Vice Provost, Ohio State Office of Military and Veterans Services
  • Kevin McClatchy, Project Supervisor, MFA Outreach and Engagement Project
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