2011/2012 Season

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2 Gents

Directed by Lab Artistic Director Kevin O’Rourke
September 16, 17 | 7:30 PM | CenterStage

2GENTS. An adaptation of Shakespeare’s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Developed and conceived by Kevin O’Rourke ’78, Jay Tarses ’61, and the 2011 Summer Theatre Lab company.This production will be directed by Lab Artistic Director Kevin O’Rourke ’78 with set design by Becky Phillips ’06 and music supervision by Eric Kang ’09. The cast will feature Lee Ordeman ’85, and members of the undergraduate Lab company.

The 2011 Lab Company:

Anna Barnes ’14 Boulder, CO
Emily Ciaverella ’13 Short Hills, NJ
Holly Fisher ’13 Louisville, KY
Chris Gay ’13 Ann Arbor, MI
Ashley Meczywor ’13 Lenox, MA
Tallis Moore ’14 Seattle, WA
Ryan Pavano ’13 Avon, CT
Sarah Sanders ’14 Billings, MT
Julia Simon ’14 South Boston, VA
Elizabeth Stern ’14 New York, NY


Dialogue ONE

Directed by Omar Sangare
September 30 | 7:30 PM | Goodrich Hall

Dialogue ONE is an international theatre festival of solo performances. This year, solo artists will present unique voices and explore the performance genre of storytelling. Students are invited to share their own discoveries and reflections in their stories.



Directed by: Jean-Bernard Bucky
October 27, 28 | 7:30 PM | MainStage
October 29 | 2:30 pm | MainStage
October 29 | 7:30 PM | MainStage

The Orpheus legend has inspired scores of artworks over the centuries: novels, plays and poems, operas, dances, paintings, sculpture and film. Usually these works have been all about Orpheus, the greatest musician and poet of ancient Greek myth. But playwright Sarah Ruhl has modernized the myth and placed Eurydice, Orpheus’ doomed wife, at its center. While the play explores the tremendous power of love and its fragility with a gripping emotional potency, it also has great wit and irony. New Yorker theatre critic John Lahr: “Ruhl’s theatre aspires to reclaim the audience’s atrophied imagination…[She] writes with space, sound, and image as well as words.…Ruhl’s goal is to make the audience live in the moment, to make the world unfamiliar in order to reanimate it.”


Theatre 228: The Cartographic Imagination

December 1 | 7:30 PM | Adams Memorial Theatre
December 2, 3 | 7:30 PM | CenterStage

Using non-traditional models of ensemble-created performance, THEA 228 will investigate the performance possibilities contained in the idea of The Map. Drawing from the rich histories of cartography, chemistry, topology, and geospatial information systems, the students of 228 will create a performance about how we represent—and navigate—the Information Age.


Inspired by Milosz

Directed by Omar Sangare
December 4 | 3:30 pm | CenterStage

Public performance by Acting students inspired by the poetry of Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz. Students will explore the elegance, sophistication, and thoughtfulness of selected poems through a dramatically compelling range of interpretations.


Senior Honors Projects

Vashti Emigh ‘12, Jonathan Draxton ‘12, and Noah Schechter ‘12
February 16 , 17 | 7:30 PM | CenterStage
February 18 | 2:30 pm | CenterStage
February 18 | 7:30 PM | CenterStage

Honors Projects are for theatre majors who have been admitted into the Honors Program. Honors Projects may be artistic or scholarly in design and execution, and they grow from each student’s experience within curricular and extra-curricular offerings in the department. These projects build on previous academic achievements or venture into new territory, depending on the needs and goals set forth in mentorship with the theatre faculty.



Directed by Omar Sangare
March 15 | 7:00 pm | CenterStage

Each student will prepare an individual piece that is one minute in length, in any genre of artistic expression. These may include engaging, shocking, or funny oneminute sketches. The possibilities are vast and originality is expected.


The Importance of Being Earnest

Directed by: Robert Baker-White
April 25, 26, 27 | 7:30 PM | Adams Memorial Theatre

Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece—a biting critique of British fin de siècle “society,” disguised as a pleasant and witty boulevard comedy—Earnest has delighted audiences for over a century by satirizing upper crust manners and mores. But just how different are we from those at whom the fun is poked?


Acting I Presentation

Directed by Omar Sangare
May 3 | 7:00 PM | Directing Studio

In this public performance, students will explore the power of their unique acting abilities and will share their talents, sensitivity, awareness, and imagination.