Productions & Projects

The M.F.A. final project is the most challenging aspect of the student’s involvement with the program. It is a confident demonstration of the student’s personal aesthetic and vision that reflects her explorations and discoveries during her residency in the program. Below you will find what our students are currently working on and to access some of the works from the past please visit Past Projects.


 The 2016-2018 cohort's two-year residency concludes with SPINAL: MFA New Works, a two-weekend event showcasing their final projects.  The event takes place in the Center for the Arts at Towson Univeristy April 26-28 and May 3-5.  See below for a quick look at the projects being presented.


Masjid Al-Munfaletat by Sara B.
Location: Room #2019

Masjid Al Munfalet: An immersive and sacrilegious experience following the re-imagined lives of three martyr women in a holier than thou shrine.

4/26 (Th) 8:30pm/9:00pm
4/28 (Sat) 3:00pm/3:30pm
5/4 (Fri) 9:00pm/9:30pm
5/5 (Sat) 9:00pm/9:30pm

<ph><f>reaking by Julia Katz     
Location: Dreyer MFA Group Studio

<ph><f>reaking is a live performative game designed to address hacking, web culture, and cyberbullying on academic campuses that hopes to establish an environment of co-creation and to redefine expertise for the participants. Audience members who come in as mothers, students, administrators, and more will see each other as colleagues and team members in the game, leading to a sense of camaraderie that can foster more productive, multigenerational dialogue about adolescents, the Internet, and higher education.

4/27 (Fri) 9:00pm
4/28 (Sat) 9:00pm
5/3 (Th) 8:30pm
5/5 (Sat) 3:00pm

BLACKFISH by Jesse Baxter
Location: Ruth Marder Studio Theatre

Blackfish is a new ensemble-devised play conceived by Jesse Baxter, Artistic Director of Dramatic Adventure Theatre.  This new work features the use of heightened poetic language, live folk music, carefully choreographed movement, and shadow puppetry.  The play — set in Cape Cod, over the last 500+ years — follows the unlikely story of a salty fisherman, a pod of whales, an ancient giant, and one determined linguist as they journey across a sea of myths, realities, memories, and dreams in search of who they are. 

4/27 (Fri) 8:00pm
4/28 (Sat)8:00pm
5/3 (Th) 7:30pm
5/5 (Sat) 2:00pm

The Rock (tentative) by Lindsey Griffith            
Location: Dreyer MFA Group Studio

Lindsey finds a cool rock and spirals into neurotic obsession. To solve the mystery of its allure, she dives deep into the substance of the rock and her own memories of texture, food, her mother, her mother's mother, and her mother's mother's mother.  She climbs back through generations of strange women to seek out the root of her family's neurosis, with prop comedy, projections, Yoplait Whips, and google eyes.

4/26 (Th) 7:30pm
4/28 (Sat) 2:00pm
5/4 (Fri) 8:00pm
5/5 (Sat) 8:00pm

The Contemplative Mapping Instruction Adventure by Laura Pazuchowski
Location: on TU campus           

The Contemplative Mapping Instruction Adventure is a series of self-guided walks inviting you to mindfully experience spaces, community, and connection.  The guides are comprised of choose-your-own-adventure style instructions and maps contained in small booklets.   The piece provides individual and group experiences that uncover the depths of everyday surroundings and lead to discovery.

4/28 (Sat) 4:00pm
5/3 (Th) 6:30pm
5/5 (Sat) 4:00pm