Theatre and Dance Productions
The 2017-2018 Season
Theatre and Dance, as studied at The College of Wooster, emphasizes the relationship between scholarship, artistry, and advocacy investigating the range and depth of the human experience. The curriculum provides an educational experience through critical and creative thinking and writing, developing the artist/scholar/advocate. This model also informs our production season and Senior Independent Study program and contributes to the diversity of traditional and non-canonical performances and courses. Each season offers students opportunities to develop their skills as writers, performers, directors, designers, technicians, and/or dancers, as well as bringing provocative, thoughtful and engaging entertainment to our audiences of all ages. So join us for the 2017-18 Season, which promises something for everyone!
Fall Senior Weekend
Acting Recital - George Marn
September 28, 29 & 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
So often the gendered expectations of our society are disseminated through media, and theatre is no exception. Intimidation or Emasculation? explores the way in which our society tells men and boys to act, through behavior shown in plays and musicals.
Directing - Helen Rooker
Nine by Jane Shepard
Two women are held in inexplicable captivity. These women, stripped of their names, know only as 1 and 2, have words as their only comfort and currency.
Directed by Shirley Huston-Findley
October 26, 27 & 28 and November 1, 2 & 3 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Follow Euripedes' Medea as she negotiates the spectrum between between logic and emotion when betrayed by the man for whom she sacrificed it all. As a foreigner in a foreign land, she is ultimately left with the only choice possible.
FALL DANCE CONCERT
Directed by Kim Tritt
November 16, 17 & 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
This informal concert showcases the work of student choreographers, dancers and lighting designers. I the intimate setting of Freedlander-in-the-round, audiences come face-to-face with contemporary modern dance.
Devised Performance - Vincent Meredith
February 2 & 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
A Devised Performance that contributes to the conversation regarding authenticity of indigenous performance forms from Oceanic cultures by asking how might ethnography through documentary source material be used as a tool to devise a performance that explores the harmful impacts of "staged authenticity" in contemporary tourist performances in Hawai′i?
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jimmy A. Noriega
March 1, 2 & 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
In this modern retelling of the classic Orpheus myth, the audience gets to experience the journey through the underworld from Eurydice’s point of view. The young heroine meets her father and struggles to regain her memory and identity as her husband searches for a way to find her. This is a play The New York Times calls, “Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory.”
Spring Dance Concert
Directed by Kim Tritt
April 19, 20, & 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
In our most formal dance concert we feature the works of faculty, advanced student choreographers, and a guest artist from the diverse world of contemporary modern dance.