The Graduate Student Showcase
Friday 9/5 @ 7:30 PM
We open our season with a showcase of our stellar graduate students’
Guest Artist Nico Wood in Sideshow
Thursday 9/18 @ 7:30 PM
See the illustrious feats of performance artist Nico Wood as she spins the
stories of her family and its history with the performing arts. Using burlesque,
hula-hooping, magic tricks, and good old-fashioned storytelling, Nico weaves a
world of passion and mystery.
A Pigment of Your Imagination
Adapted & directed by Emily Mistrzak
Adapted from The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Thursday 10/9 through Saturday 10/11 @ 7:30 PM
Misfit crayons struggle to find their way through a whole new spectrum,
encountering a variety of characters who aren’t the brightest in the box while
seeking to understand what hue has to do with it.
Compiled, devised, & directed by Stephanie Heath
Wednesday 10/29 through Saturday 11/1 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday 11/2 @ 2:30 PM
Part installation art and part retail experience, Uncanny Valley explores the
multitude of body forms that become stand-ins for human commoditization.
With the help of mannequins, performers navigate the ambiguity and artifice
underlying issues of beauty and perfection.
The Fall Undergraduate Showcase
Tuesday 12/2 @ 7:30 PM
Each semester, we proudly showcase performances and videos created by our
students in Performance Studies classes.
On a Snowy Evening
Compiled, devised, & directed by John LeBret
Wednesday 12/3 through Saturday 12/6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday 12/7 @ 2:30 PM
Tuesday 12/16 through Saturday 12/20 @ 7:30 PM
Winter is a time of contrasts, when frosty chills are met with warm wishes and
ten thousand tiny lights adorn the darkness of the longest night. On a Snowy
Evening celebrates some of the season’s most enduring stories, sights, and
sounds with a cornucopia of music, puppetry, and performance that promises
something for everyone.
Devised & performed by Savannah Ganster & Ashley Beard
Thursday 3/5 through Saturday 3/7 @ 7:30 PM
Lullaby, a live performance featuring shadow play, video, music, and movement,
explores the creativity, imagination, and invention that exist for insomniacs when
they find themselves awake in the middle of the night. Join us as we push the
boundaries of sleep and wakefulness, of exhaustion and inspiration.
Devised & directed by Patricia A. Suchy
Wednesday 3/25 through Saturday 3/28 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday 3/29 @ 2:30 PM
All aboard! The invention of cinema arrived in 1895 on a train. From the
earliest “phantom rides” to The Darjeeling Limited, Tracking Shots takes its
audience on a journey through film history’s love affair with trains in this
ensemble multi-media performance.
Written & directed by Bonny McDonald
Wednesday 4/22 through Saturday 4/25 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday 4/26 @ 2:30 PM
A show in black and white, Racy uses dance, poetry, and true stories from the
Deep South to take a hard look at contemporary conversations on race and
racism. From racial microaggressions to white privilege to what it means to
unlearn racism, this edgy show will push your boundaries and speak to your
The Spring Undergraduate Showcase
Wednesday 4/29 @ 7:30 PM
The season finale: a celebration of the short performances and videos created
by our students.