Archives 2007-2008

Graduate Student Performance Showcase

Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 pm
Produced by Holley Vaughn

The HopKins Black Box launches an exciting season of performance with a cherished tradition. Join in the fun as we gather to see what our talented grad students have up their sleeves.

Truth or Dare

Friday, September 21 at 6:00 pm
Directed by John LeBret

The ultimate performance experiment: for one night only and for six continuous hours, performers engage in a playful game of truth or dare. Audience members may come and go as they please, but wont know what happens unless they make it through the duration.

The Life and Times of King Kong

Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 4 at 2:30 pm
Conceived and directed by Tracy Stephenson Shaffer

A celebration and investigation of the greatest cinematic icon of all time: King Kong, the eighth wonder of the world! On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the original films debut, the HopKins Black Box presents its very own version of the mythic tale.

An Unfortunate Series of Happenings

Mondays in November (5, 12, 19, 26) at 6:00 pm
Directed by Samuel Sloan

Artist Allan Kaprow first coined the term happening in 1957. Fifty years later, director Samuel Sloan re-imagines how audience and context work to create three happenings on LSUs campus. The happenings culminate on the final Monday with an audience discussion of just what took place.

The Undergraduate Showcase

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4 & 5 at 7:30 pm

Our fall semester concludes with a variety of excellent undergraduate performances and short films.

The Patti Pace Performance Festival

Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19
Produced by Melanie Kitchens

The HopKins Black Box hosts the seventh annual Patti Pace Performance Festival, in which we highlight, share, and celebrate the diverse performance work created in performance studies programs across the nation.


Wednesday through Saturday, February 13-16 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 17 at 2:30 pm
Directed by Dr Betancourt

Calling upon the traditions of magical realism, Agridulce plays in the borderlands of "live" and mediatized performance. Born of broken glass, the hearts of blue agave plants, and childhood games, the performance spins through memoriesboth "real" and imagined, ripe and rottenin its engagement with los Das de los Muertos and shared family recipes.

Station to Station

Wednesday through Saturday, March 5-8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 9 at 2:30 pm
Directed and Performed by Ben Powell

Through an exploration of roads, coordinates, music, letters, and histories, this solo performance proposes cartography as a map for understanding lived experience.

Bauhaus places: pliable spaces, bodily traces

Wednesday through Saturday, April 23-26 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 pm
Directed by Lisa Flanagan

This playful performance revisits the innovations of the Bauhaus Stage Workshop through reconstructions, adaptations, and transformations of their dances, costumes, masks, and puppets.

Undergraduate Showcase

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

We close our season with a celebration of the work of our amazing students.

Admission to events in the HopKins Black Box is by a suggested donation of $3 for showcases, $5 for shows, and $7 for guest artist performances. Guest lectures are free.