2020-2021 EXPERIMENTAL SEASON
The 2020-2021 Theatre Season marks a turning point in our operations as a performing arts organization. While the conventional stage performances had to be canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic, the Department of Theatre will continue to share non-traditional performative exchanges to showcase the work of their students and faculty. Making use of experimental practices, they are tackling themes related to the immediate social and political challenges.
Topics explored throughout this experimental season include issues of pandemic health and safety, racial justice, LGBTQIA+ advocacy, neurodiversity, the #MeToo movement, grassroots political activism, gun violence, the economy, and more.
SPRING 2021 (check back for more details!)
2020 The Sh*% Show!
World Premiere Immersive Theatre
A drive-thru theatrical experience in the Wharton Center Parking Ramp
Devised Experimental Exploration
Movement Workshop for an American Players Theatre Summer 2021 Production
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC
Film Initiative Project
An Original Movie Mystery
The Strange and Inexplicable Happenings at the Williamston Inn
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Video Vignettes
Student-written and performed workshops and performances for MSU Community.
MFA Actors Capstone
Dates & Location TBD
Thesis performances of our graduate students pursuing an MFA in Acting
2nd Stage Playwriting Festival
A Festival of Original One-Act Plays
Virtual World Premiere Play
An original interactive musical for families with neuro-diverse children.
Collection of 10-minute audio dramas
Original radio plays, inspired by poems about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
World Premiere Devised Theatre
Students write, direct & perform original work based on current headlines.
Collection of wearable sculptures to keep people at least six feet away.