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Date: 7:30pm PDT April 26 Location: Fir Acres Theatre Black Box

Fir Acres Theatre Black Box

Theatre Thesis Festival

Evening A: Wednesday and Friday, April 24 and 26, 7:30pm

Evening B: Thursday and Saturday, April 25 and 27, 7:30pm

Presentations:  Sat, April 27, 2:30pm and 4:00pm

Black Box (Free)

The Theatre Thesis Festival showcases the work of our senior theatre majors. They are all enrolled in Theatre 450, the 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 will feature a mixture of productions and presentations.

Senior capstone experiences both “summarize” a student’s Theatre Department training and push it forward. All senior majors write 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 will 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 this year – in directing, acting, devising, stage design, technical direction, and playwriting - and we hope you will try to see as much of it as possible.

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