One of the greatest opportunities in theatre is discovering how an old story is newly relevant. In selecting a show, we ask, “What is it about this particular story that has a direct connection with the world we live in today?” If new show creation is an artistic invention, presenting a well-known classic is the work of reinvention. Our 2019-2020 season is a rousing mix of the familiar and the new. We hope that you will consider being a season subscriber to the MSU Department of Theatre and join our student inventors.
The season commences with our fifth collaborative production with the MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center, Dr. Fox and the Impossible Cure for Death. The ĭmáGen program, featuring Broadway talent and MSU students, continues to be an incredible opportunity for our students and encompasses the true spirit of invention.
Since 2014, MSU has helped to fund the Big Ten Theatre Consortium New Plays by and about Women initiative. Each year, the Consortium commissions a play which serves to counteract the lack of female playwrights and complex roles for women in the industry. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this year’s contribution, which goes a step further to include a cast of any race or ethnicity and welcomes female-identifying, genderqueer, and non-binary actors in all roles.
Our strong media acting focus, exciting design programs, and celebrated outreach initiatives, rounded out by iconic pieces of theatre, demonstrates that the MSU Department of Theatre thrives by reinventing how theatre can be elevated to a champion for diverse voices.