On Stage

Fall 2017

A Queen's Curse

inspired by William Shakespeare's Richard III
adapted and directed by Divinia Shorter

A Queen's Curse is an all-female adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III that brings together Lady Anne, Queen Margaret, Queen Elizabeth, and the Duchess of York to talk about grief, revenge, and the dark side of being royal women in the midst of a tyrant's war.

Tickets - Available Fall '17

October 4-7

Pride and Prejudice

adapted by Christina Calvit
directed by Steven J. Satta

Almost two centuries before HBO’s Sex and the City and Girls, Jane Austen wrote about independent, smart, funny, and rebellious women.  Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet who defies convention when she refuses to marry anyone she doesn’t respect and love, or be intimidated by wealth and power.   When she meets the handsome but arrogant Mr. Darcy, the sparks begin to fly in directions no one could have predicted

Tickets - Available Fall '17

October 12 - 21

Proceeds benefit the TU Foundation

Constellations

by Nick Payne
A Student Studio production directed by Molly Cohen

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we thing we know – delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.

Tickets - Available Fall '17

All tickets $5.00. Proceeds benefit the TU Foundation

November 1 - 4

“Constellations” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, inc., New York.

Metamorphosis

adapted by Steven Berkoff
directed by Tavia Lafollette

Kafka, a Jewish atheist who wrote about alienation in Prague at the turn of the last century, and Berkoff, a British punk poet-theatre artist in London in the 1970s, will help director Tavia La Follette and TU students delve into the idea of “other.”

Tickets - Available Fall '17

May contain material recommended for mature audiences.

November 30 - December 9

Proceeds benefit the TU Foundation

“Metamorphosis” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

Spring 2018

How I Learned To Drive

by Paula Vogel
directed by Donna Fox

Tickets - Available Spring '18

March 7 - March 15, 2018

May contain material recommended for mature audiences.

 

Othello

by William Shakespeare
directed by Peter Wray

Tickets - Available Spring '18

April 5 - 14, 2018

Proceeds benefit the TU Foundation.

 

 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.

SPINAL: MFA New Works

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