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Theatre Thesis Festival

April 18, 2018

Performances and Presentations

Evening A: Wednesday and Friday, April 18 and 20
Evening B: Thursday and Saturday, April 19 and 21


The Theatre Thesis Festival showcases the work of our senior theatre majors. They are all enrolled in TH 450, Senior Seminar.  The Seminar provides the academic context for a capstone experience that includes both a creative project and a written thesis. Because we have three concentrations within the major – dramatic literature/theatre history, performance, and design/technical theatre - our Festival features a mixture of productions, presentations, and original play readings. Senior capstone experiences both “summarize” a student’s Theatre Department training and push it forward. All of them are writing theses that explore the theoretical and historical contexts of their creative work. The planning for these projects extends over the course of their senior year. Proposals for capstone projects are submitted early in the fall and are subsequently discussed, revised, and revised again. What you see in the Festival is the result of a year’s worth of planning and work.  We are excited to showcase the variety of Departmental work – in directing, acting, devising, stage design, technical direction, and playwriting-and we hope you will try to see as much of it as possible.