Vincent in Brixton
February 19 – 28, 2015
By Nicholas Wright | Director: Susan Coromel
At the age of 20, Vincent van Gogh rented a room in Brixton, London, and fell in love. Based on the letters by van Gogh and his family, Wright’s play examines the heart of one of the world’s most famous and beloved artists as he tackles unexpected romance.
April 16 – May 2, 2015
A DANCE CONCERT
Artistic Director: Jessi Fouts
Centered on the theme of growth, Evolution exudes forward momentum and innovative change. This production will introduce new pieces by faculty, unique student choreography and collaborations with other artists that will inspire us all to continue to grow and move.
Bob Rauschenberg America
September 24 – October 10, 2015
By Charles Mee | Director: Jonathan Cole
A playful trip through the life and work of artist Bob Rauschenberg. Filled with the bizarre and ridiculous – the world’s worst collection of chicken jokes, a human martini and a pizza delivery man’s monologue – this collection of images and events bridges the gap between art and life.
My Case is Altered: Tales of a Roaring Girl
October 23 – 24, 2015
Director/Conceptual Artist: Struan Leslie
Guest Artist: Lisa Gaye Dixon
A black woman born and raised in Middle America, solo performer Lisa Gaye Dixon explores and transforms current perceptions of race, class, gender and identity to discover her connections to the theatre and the world at large. Using disparate texts, personalities and topics ancient and modern, she challenges the audience to consider their preconceived notions about an actor performing outside and beyond her normative roles.
Season pass holders are entitled to two tickets for the price of one.
The Hotel Casablanca
March 10 – November 13, 2016
Opera co-produced with the Department of Music
By Thomas Pasatieri
Director: Allison Swensen-Mitchell
Set deep in the heart of 1940s Texas, this wellcrafted farce introduces us to the owners of the Double T Ranch, a wealthy Texan couple who want to “toughen up” their 25-year-old nephew visiting from New York. A secret visit to the seedy Casablanca Hotel sets the stage ablaze with jealousy and distrust, and generates a hilarious evening of great music and Texas-sized laughs.
The Feathered Mantle & The Tehuantepec Dress
April 14 – 30, 2016
By Judy Halebsky | Guest Director: Jubilith Moore
An angel entreats a fisherman to return her feathered cloak; a widower asks a weaver to make him a copy of a dress worn by his late wife. Both old stories — part fairy tale, part biography — center on the extreme lengths one needs to travel in order to teach compassion, work through unresolved attachments and engender empathy. In a free verse exploration guided by the structures of Japan’s classical Noh theatre, poet Judy Halebsky explores the rich dramatic terrain of Frida Kahlo’s life in The Tehuantepec Dress, performed alongside a classic Noh drama.