Current Projects

It’s an exciting time for us, as we prepare for the first festival of new works presented by our current cohort of graduate students. This will be the culmination of two years of study.  

THRESHOLD

MFA in Theatre Arts Final Project Festival

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One Letter at a Time
Directed and created by Kevin G Becker
Digital design: Chaz Krivan

The Hammersmith Bridge, 1913. In the moonlight we see a shadowy figure walk to the railing. His breath can be seen in the cold night air. He stares at the Thames as the water rolls under the bridge…The incredible story and mystery of the Doves Type Press is the backdrop for a compelling look at theatre and media. With emergent technologies rapidly changing our world, Transmedia theatre is developing in the liminal space between analog & digital realities. One Letter at a Time offers the opportunity to observe and reflect on each of the elements analog, mixed media and transmedia theatre have to offer. Find out what it is that you are drawn to in each of these three types of theatre.

Performances held in the Dreyer Group Studio April 28th and 29th at 7:00 p.m. and April 30th at 6:30 p.m.

 

story of my eye
Conceived and directed by Zach Trebino
Created by Zach Trebino and Jenni Messner

story of my eye is a vaudevillian meta-pageant, a saturnalia of excessive grotesquery that occasionally dips its toe into pseudo-sincerity, a self-conscious romp into taboo and human animality that's equal parts art performance, reality television, game shows, and bad pornography all filtered through the aura of a discarded VHS tape. (Recommended for mature audiences.)

Performances held in the Studio Theatre on April 28th and 29th at 8:30 p.m., and April 30th at 5:00 p.m.

 

Untitled #52
Director / writer: Rebekah Lane
Ensemble: Yakima Rich, Liam Watkins, Kasper Cergol

Untitled #52 is an inquiry into mindfulness.  What is mindfulness?  What does it promise that is absent from American life? Together, we explore these questions through images, sounds, and moments.  This movement performance will slow down time while you indulge in your personal interpretation of mindfulness.

Performances held in the Studio Theatre on April 30th at 8:00 p.m., May 5th at 8:30 p.m., and May 7th at 3:30 p.m.

 

The Broken Clock
Written and directed by Sarah Bourne
Starring Alexandra Press

Puppet and scenic design by Sarah Bourne and Bridget Lindsay

The Broken Clock is told through the memories and mementos of a girl. Watch as she brings objects and books to life to give us a window into her dreams, and her choices. Time bends as she takes us on her journey through her world of found objects and light.

This is a 40 minute solo puppet show for an intergenerational audience.

Performances held in the Dreyer Group Studio on May 1st at 1:30 p.m, May 5th at 7 p.m., and May 7th at 2:00 p.m.

 

Bride To Be
Conceived and performed by Rachel Thomas-Levy
Outside Eye: Erinn Hartley
with JD Sivert as The Portal

This Bride-To-Be is anxious to make your acquaintance. Join her while she throws her own bridal shower to tune of Appalachian ballads, awkward laughter and stifling silence. Autobiographical narrative, Americana, and bridal traditions collide in this interactive, solo performance. Won’t you invite yourself in?

Performances held in the Studio Theatre on May 1st at 3:00 p.m., May 4th and 6th at 8:30 p.m.

 

404
Performer/Creator: Corey Hennessey
Music Composers: Derek Vaughan Brown, Jeremy "Jerz" Durkin, Andrew McVey
Virtual Performer: Caitlin Rife

404 is your favorite mixtape fashioned through a single very anxious and easily distracted performer navigating a projected reality, while considering everything and nothing in its assemblage.

Performances held in the Dreyer Group Studio on May 1st at 5:00 p.m., May 4th and 6th at 7:00 p.m.