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 projects from our most recent cohort. To access other works from the past please visit Past Projects.


 The 2016-2018 cohort's residency concluded with SPINAL: MFA New Works, a two-weekend event showcasing their final projects.  The event took 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 presented.



Masjid Al-Munfaletat (The Mosque of Loose Women)
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

With lyrical movement and language, this new play immerses its audience in the unlikely story of a salty Cape Cod fisherman, a pod of whales, an ancient giant, and one determined linguist.  The story follows their journey across a sea of myths, memories, and dreams. Conceived and directed by Jesse Baxter, Artistic Director of Dramatic Adventure Theatre

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

Horse People by Lindsey Griffith            
Location: Dreyer MFA Group Studio

Lindsey finds a cool rock and spirals into neurotic obsession. When she tries to solve the mystery of it’s allure, diving deep into the substance of the rock and her memories of texture, food, and family, she comes head-to-head with a family mystery involving her mother, her mother’s mother, and her mother’s mother’s mother, who may be a horse. We climb back through generations of strange women to seek out the root of her family's neuroses, with character comedy, projections, tap dancing, and googly 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: Start in Room #2005      

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