Hopkins Black Box Theatre Current Season

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For more information: 2019-20 Season


Fall 2019


Graduate and Faculty Showcase

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 28

We celebrate the launch of the season with a showcase of short

performances by members of the HBB community.


Moving Photographs: A Vanishing Georgia

Conceived and directed by guest artist Melanie Kitchens O’Meara

7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 12

Inspired by historic photographs of Augusta, GA, this performance uses

visual, communication, theatre, and performance studies theories and

methodologies to critically analyze, represent, and recreate the Vanishing

Georgia Collection.


iWannaDie: One Robot's Hilarious Struggle to Find a Reason to Live

Written and directed by Courtney Waters and Jonathan Verret

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 - Saturday, September 28

Congratulations on your successful cryogenic freeze and welcome to the

year 2148! Sit back and enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and technologies

of the future. The air is fresh, the food is fun, and the robots are always



Your Worst Nightmare

Directed by Tracy Stephenson Shaffer

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 30 - Saturday, November 2

2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 3

A beautiful and terrifying devised ensemble performance that draws from

fiction, film, and everyday life to ask, “What is horror? How do we

perform horror? And how does horror perform us?”


In Knowledge We Trust: Red Tape, White Institutions, and Blue Students

Conceived and directed by Misty Saribal, and co-directed by Andreana Tarleton

7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, November 20 and 21

A performance that invites reflection on barriers to prison scholarship,

higher education ties to prison, puritanism, and prison abolitionist witch



Fall Showcase

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 4

We proudly showcase short works created by our students in

Performance Studies courses.



Spring 2020


I Don’t Think You Are Who You Think I Am: The Object Dance Project

Conceived and directed by Josiah Pearsall

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 5 - Saturday, February 8

2:30 p.m. Sunday, February 9

Can I collaborate with you if I don’t know what you’re thinking? Can I ever

know what you’re thinking? Puppetry meets dance in this exploration of

the differences around and within us. See performers animate and be

animated by everyday things to create unimagined worlds.


The Black Collective: A Performer’s Toolbox

Conceived and directed by Laura Oliver

7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, February 19 and 20

This workshop will encourage and promote scholarship that reflects the

creative will of black performers, writers, and artists. Participants will

explore and produce a "toolbox” of Black Performance Methods that will

educate, entertain, and heal. Results will be shared at this performance.


Poetry Performance Featuring Guest Artist Jim Ferris

7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12

Jim Ferris, poet and performance artist, is the author of Slouching Towards

Guantanamo, Facts of Life, and The Hospital Poems, which won the Main

Street Rag Book Award in 2004. Ferris has performed at the Kennedy

Center and across the US, Canada, and Great Britain. He holds the Ability

Center Endowed Chair in Disability Studies at The University of Toledo.


Speak Out: Speech Night

Directed by Kina Reed

7:30 p.m. Monday, March 30

The LSU Speech and Debate programs invite you to our annual Speak Out:

Speech Night to hear our students speak to the issues, make claims, and

above all use Forensics activities as a vehicle for our collective voices.


BUG: a physical ensemble adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”

Conceived and directed by N. Eda Erçin

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 - Saturday, April 18

2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19

They awaken into an insect anatomy. A large number of humans across

different geographies. Simultaneously. Early morning. Lying on their backs, in

their beds, disoriented by their many tiny legs. How will they move, sound,

breathe? What will they sense, say, eat?


Spring Showcase

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29

Our season finale: a celebration of short performances created by our

extraordinary students.