2018-2019 Theatre and Dance Production

Hello, and welcome to the 2018-19 school year and production season!

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FALL 2018

We, the Invisibles by Susan Soon He Stanton
VENUE: State Playhouse
DIRECTOR: Guest Director and MFA in TVFT alum Randee Trabitz
PERFORMANCES: (7 performances/2 weeks)
October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30pm
October 14 @ 2:30pm

In 2011, the director of the International Monetary Fund was accused of sexual assault by a hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo, but all charges were dismissed. We, the invisibles introduces hotel workers like Diallo who have come to New York from all over the globe. This play is an investigation of the complicated relationship between the movers and shakers and the people who change their sheets.

Antigone by Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson
VENUE: Intimate at the Luckman Theatre Complex
DIRECTOR: TAD Faculty member, Dr. James Hatfield
PERFORMANCES: (7 performances/2 weeks)
November 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30pm
November 11 @ 2:30pm
Antigone begins with the two sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices, who are fighting for the kingship of Thebes. Both men die in the battle. Their successor, Creon, decides that King Eteocles will be buried, but Polyneices, because he was leading a foreign army, will be left on the field of battle. Antigone, his sister, buries him anyway.  Antigone is caught and is condemned to death. Her fiancé and Creon's son, Haemon, learns about this and tries to convince Creon to change his mind. It's only then that the seer Tiresias appears. After a long discussion, he finally persuades Creon that the gods want Polyneices buried. By then it's too late -
Student Choreography Concert
VENUE: King Hall Studio 1 (KH 5108)
DIRECTOR: TAD Faculty member, Hae Kyung Lee
PERFORMANCES: (3 performances)12/6, 12/7, 12/8 @ 7:30pm
Students experiment with crafting choreography in DANC 2700 Choreography I.  Original dance pieces created in this process are refined and showcased in this evening of student work. This culminating experience is a yearly tradition in the department at the very end of the Fall semester.
Strange Loops – Improv workshop                                         
VENUE: Arena Theatre 
COORDINATOR: Sylke Meyer       
AUDITION: Group auditions week 1
WORKSHOP: Fall, weeks 2-3               

Performaces: Saturday, Sept 8th at 7:00 PM and Sunday, Sept 9th at 12:00 PM

This workshop is an improvisational theatre project about mothers and fathers, absent or present. Improv theatre is collaborative storytelling. This workshop invites actors, players, writers, designers, musicians, artists, and cinematographers to explore techniques of improvisation, and methods of spatial story design. It introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. You will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, how to accept and not block, and how to a create a base reality. We will make objects, dolls, and cardboard settings. We’ll invent games, and explore the concept of finding the ‘Game of The Scene” in long-form improv. We will use our techniques to improvise scenes and take a dip into our collective narrative memory in a playful manner. We are looking into: where are we coming from, as a person and as a collective? What happened that one day when you were nine years old? And why? What else could have happened instead–or maybe not? And how does this individual memory transforms into our collective childhood, our collective memory, into a theatre performance, and gameplay?

Guerilla Theatre workshop         
VENUE: Arena Theatre                              
WORKSHOP: Fall, weeks 9, 10, 11