Theatre Thesis Festival
Performances and Presentations
Evening A: Wednesday and Friday, April 19 and 21
Evening B: Thursday and Saturday, April 20 and 22
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.
Wednesday and Friday, April 19 and April 21 (Black Box)
7:30 pm, Abbie Levison, The Last Five Years
8:30 pm, Rosemary Lambert, Laurel Galaty, and Thomas McAulay, The Nether
Thursday and Saturday, April 20 and April 22 (Black Box)
7:30 pm, Myriel Meissner, How to Become Human in Five Years
8:30 pm, Alisa Spector, Wallpaper
Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and April 23 (Site Specific)
12:00 pm & 3:00 pm, Matt Ross, Retrospective
PRESENTATIONS (Black Box)
Friday, April 21, 5:00 pm, Gabriel Esparza
Saturday, April 22, 4:15 pm, Sara Wellman
Saturday, April 22 , 5:00 pm, Emma Rempel
•Admission is FREE but tickets are required as seating (General Seating) is limited.
•Stop by the Theatre Box Office (Fir Acres Theatre) between 1-5pm beginning Wednesday,
April 13 (through Friday, April 22) to pick up your complimentary ticket(s) for the project(s) you would like to attend.
•Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.