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137 Coates Hall
LSU Main Campus

Department of Communication
136 Coates Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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Department of Communication Studies
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HopKins Black Box

Archives 2008-2009

2008 2009 Schedule Poster

Trail Mix: A Sojourn on the Muddy Divide between Nature and Culture
Tuesday, September 19 at 7:30 pm
Written and performed by guest artist Jonny Gray

Utilizing a tasty mix of autobiography, performative writing, and persona monologues, this solo piece investigates muddy boundaries between nature and culture.

Love Thy Symptom as Thyself
Wednesday, October 1 through Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 5 at 2:00 pm
Directed by Michael Bowman

Using psychoanalytic concepts and performance art techniques, this production features solo performances that explore personal longings, desires, and obsessions.  

Crap Happens
Tuesday, November 11 through Friday, November 14 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 pm
Directed by Danielle Dick McGeough

An ensemble production that attempts to digest how our culture talks about bodily functions, studying (with all good humor) the movement of excretion through our discursive systems.

The Undergraduate Showcase
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 2 & 3 at 7:30 pm

An hour of electrifying performances from our undergraduate classes, featuring solo and group performances and short films.

A Day Without Sunshine
Friday, January 16 at 7:30 pm
Written & performed by guest artist Elizabeth Whitney with music by Diane & Elizabeth Whitney, directed by Mark Finley

Florida 1977. The road to Damascus was paved with orange pulp. This campy musical remembers and reinvents an infamous ministry meant to save children -- and reminds us that salvation is relative.

South of Lost
Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm
A film by Joey Watson

Drawing on the history of experimental cinema, this film offers a collection of scenes shot in multiple formats ranging from 16mm film to cell phone cameras. The result is an evening of creative play with narrative form and its unpredictable potential.

Throwing Myselves to the Wolf
Friday, February 13 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, February 14 at 1:00 pm
Created by Travis Brisini & Brianne Waychoff

A work-in-progress informed by process philosophies and practices, such as instigating action with a question and embracing failure. On Friday, the pair will perform the piece followed by audience discussion. On Saturday, they will lead a workshop for those interested in experimenting with the process themselves.


DNA Play
Wednesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 pm
Directed by Trish Suchy

In 1953, James Watson and Frances Crick published their discovery of the double helix structure of DNA, a key to a fundamental mystery of life. Written by LSU Biochemistry Professor Vince LiCata, this play engages the controversies surrounding this discovery and its implications.

The Ticket that Exploded by William S. Burroughs
Wednesday, April 22 through Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm
Adapted & directed by John LeBret
A surreal journey into the twilight world created by one of America's most controversial authors.  Join Inspector Lee of the Nova Police as he investigates the comic and horrific landscape of an apocalyptic world infected with an alien word virus.

Undergraduate Showcase
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 & 30 at 7:30 pm

We conclude our season highlighting the splendid student work created over the course of the semester.

Admission to events in the HopKins Black Box is by a suggested donation at the door.



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