Current Productions

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2020-2021 Productions

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
A Performance SCE from Will Reid ’21
Directed by Iz Clemens ’19

This production is now being pursued as an academic project with no public performances. 

"15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world." [Dramatists Play Service]

neuroatypicality & autism

parental abuse

police violence

ableism

animal cruelty & death

vomit & bodily fluids

Dancescape 2020

Directed by Caroline Cox ’19

Featuring choreography by: Prof. Raina Lucas, Kim Zepeda ’13, Caitlyn Creasy ‘20, Parker Wolf ’21, Elli Janicijevic ‘22, Paleena Amy ’23, and Faithlin Hunter ’23.

This year’s Dancescape concert will be an all-virtual event, featuring videos of  dance performances by students, alumni, and guests, as well as interviews and discussions moderated by the concert director.

Watch Dancescape 2020 here 

The annual departmental dance concert, featuring original works by students, faculty, alumni, and guest artists
(warnings posted to website)

Eurydice

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Prof. Brendon Fox
A Scenic Design SCE from Victoria Gill ’21

Virtual Reading & Design Presentation
     Live: March 19, 2021 at 8:00pm
     Streaming: March 20-21, 2021

Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl's funny, heartbreaking and surreal take on the famous mythic love story. But instead of focusing on Orpheus, this play centers around a fascinating and complex woman who travels to the Underworld on her wedding day. There, she bonds her her father, put some sassy, speaking Stones in their place, and keeps the Lord of the Underworld at bay.  

"In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story." [Concord Theatricals]

death & grief

Riders to the Sea

An audioplay & design installation, inspired by John Millington Synge's play 
A Directing SCE from Caitlin Woods ’21
A Lighting Design SCE from Miles Cochran ’21

Presentation Dates: April 15-17, 2021 (tentative)

John Millington Synge's Riders to the Sea first premiered in 1904 in Dublin and is heavily steeped in Irish culture. The play follows the cycle of grief of one family residing on an island off the west of Ireland. The mother, Maurya, and her daughters have watched brother after brother and son after son leave their cottage and head towards the sea, never to return. Riders to the Sea explores the haughty ideas of grief and vocation through the particulars of an old Irish culture that has become foreign to most of us today.
death & grief

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Prof. Dale Daigle

Virtual Performances: April 29 - May 1, 2021

"A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and ’90s pop culture – a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all." [Concord Theatricals]

death & grief
minor profanity
minor homophobia