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 their explorations and discoveries during their residency in the program. Below are examples from past projects.


MFA New Works Series Spring 2022

Recipes for Community 

by Megan Lovely

Dates/Times: April 21st, 6-8pm; April 22nd/23rd, 4-6pm 

Location: West Village Garage

Description: What tastes like home? From the salt waters of Cape Cod to the farmers’ markets of Baltimore, this storytelling gathering invites audience members to reflect on the ingredients that make up their own communities. Through interactive art making and conversations with local farmers and small business owners, the audience is invited into a communal adaptation of the folktale of Stone Soup, where the ingredients are not carrots or potatoes but the stories that we carry with us. By turning our attention to the abundance in our communities, how can we change the stories that we bring to the table?

Variety Show the Musical Play 

by Theresa Columbus

May 12, 13, 14 at 8pm

Center for the Arts Studio Theatre

This theater piece consisting of short plays, performance art, and songs was created by Theresa Columbus and six performers: Izaak Collins, Cliff Doby, Ruby Fulton, Myles Hamilton, Caitlin Weaver, and Jacob Zabawa. Their process challenges the traditional roles of writer/director and actors. The play creates the effect of a surreal vaudevillian variety show, even though several narrative and formal through-lines connect the “variety” of pieces. Different theatrical forms bump up against and expand each other, splashing into the poetry of everyday conversation.