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Mary Frances HopKins

2012-2013 Season

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Black Box Location:

137 Coates Hall
LSU Main Campus

Department of Communication
136 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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John LeBret
Black Box Manager

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Department of Communication Studies
Performance Studies Area
HopKins Black Box

Fall 2011

The Graduate Student Showcase
Wednesday, 8/31 at 7:30 pm

A variety of performances by our versatile graduate students launches our 20th season in the HBB.

Directed by Benjamin Haas
Wednesday, 9/21 – Saturday, 9/24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, 9/25 at 2:30 pm

Tricycling is 1) Riding a tricycle.  2) Becoming an integral part of a preexisting romantic couple.  3) Performing an activity from beginning to end three consecutive times.  Tricycling does all three to complicate relationships in a mediated world.

(I am still here) Language Has Left The Building
Guest artist Violet Juno
Friday, 9/30 at 7:30 pm

Recounting stories from the classroom, the ICU ward and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, critically acclaimed performance artist Violet Juno explores how words express and shape who we are and what we think we know.

The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood
Directed by Tracy Stephenson Shaffer
Wednesday, 10/26 – Saturday, 10/29 at 7:00 & 9:00 pm
Sunday, 10/30 at 2:30 pm

What big ideas we have! Join Ruby and Harry as they take a journey through the histories and theories of the best known folktale of all time in an attempt to figure out their long, troubled relationship.

Home Bodies
Produced by Jade Huell

Tuesday, 11/8 & Wednesday, 11/9 at 7:30 pm

A collaborative performance project featuring students from Baton Rouge Community College, Xavier University, and Louisiana State University. Students take a deeper look at the idea of “home” through language and movement.

The Fall Showcase
Tuesday, 11/29 & Wednesday, 11/30 at 7:30 pm,br>
A celebration of the exceptional work done by our students in our performance studies and video courses.

Spring 2012

Across Disciplines:  Transadaptation
Produced by Ariel Gratch

Wednesday, 2/8 & Thursday, 2/9 at 7:30 pm

An innovative performance that brings the work of five diverse scholars together with the work of four creative writers and four performance practitioners. The result pushes the boundaries of what we expect from academic work and highlights the possibilities of performance.

Haunting Fragments: On Existential Chickens, Live Shadows, Snapshots and Demons
Directed by Lyndsay Michalik
Inspired by the writings of Rick Moody
Wednesday, 3/7 – Saturday, 3/10 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, 3/11 at 2:30 pm

Intertwining stories of love and loss, this performance explores how memorializing, writing and photography can hurt, heal, transform and complicate our experience of time-space and memory.

the Dworld book encyclopedia of 1959
Directed by Ruth Laurion Bowman

Wednesday, 4/25 – Saturday, 4/28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, 4/29 at 2:30 pm

Delight in the drama of “D” in this retrospective of 1960s dance, duck n cover defense, the dixie delta, dogs, dresses, and dictating machines in devilish dialogue with our 2012 ddddigital view of these and other dizzy Ds.

The Spring Showcase
Tuesday, 5/1 & Wednesday, 5/2 at 7:30 pm

Our 20th season concludes with an array of performances our extraordinary students have created this semester.



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at the door for all performances.





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