In addition to Mainstage productions directed by faculty and industry professionals, we stage approximately 30 more productions each academic year. They're all written, produced, designed, stage managed, technically supported, and performed by students at all levels of artistic and technical development.
The following productions are directed by students.
GOD OF CARNAGE
By Yazmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton, Directed by Cal Walker
March 6, 8:30 p.m.
March 7, 7 p.m.
March 8, 5 p.m.
"God of Carnage" is a dark comedy that depicts a meeting between two affluent sets of Brooklyn parents as they discuss a fight between their children. As the negotiations wear on, the gloves come off and manners disintegrate. Everyone's guilty, no one's as mature as they believe.
THE WILD PARTY
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Directed by Michael Monyihan
Sheldon Patinkin Theatre
April 4, 8:30 p.m.
April 5, 7 p.m.
April 6, 4 p.m.
Lovers Queen and Burrs decide to throw the party to end all parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence reaches a climax, so does Burrs' jealousy, making for one unforgettable night.
A DOG'S HOUSE
By Micah Scraft, Directed by Bailey Davis
April 10, 8:30 p.m.
April 11, 7 p.m.
April 12, 5 p.m.
"A Dog's House" is a dark comedy that tests a couple's relationship when their beloved Rottweiler Jock suddenly exhibits violent behavior and kills the neighbor's toy poodle. Jock's owners are forced to examine their own moral compasses and uncover secrets in their relationship as they attempt to cover up Jock's actions.
By Steve Yockey, Directed by Matthew Masino
April 17, 8:30 p.m.
April 18, 7 p.m.
April 19, 5 p.m.
In "Wolves," a timid and young city-dweller named Ben freaks out when his roommate, Jack, brings home a "big bad wolf" for a one-night stand. When he tries to rescue Jack, Ben sets into motion a dangerous chain of events that will alter the world as they know it. Wolves is a darkly comic, predatory fairy tale for adults that explores the conflation of sex and fear in modern culture, the comfort of lava lamps, and the dangers of a handy axe.
MAKE ME BAD
By Drew Gasparini and Alex Brightman, Directed by Madison Kennedy
Sheldon Patinkin Theatre
April 25, 8:30 p.m.
April 26, 7 p.m.
April 27, 4 p.m.
What happens when you fall in love with a serial killer? "Make Me Bad" is a gritty musical thriller following the story of Daisy Harris, a young woman stuck in a small town with a dead-end job, an overbearing mother, and a troubled past. Desperate to escape but with nowhere to go, Daisy looks for anything to break the monotony of her meaningless life She meets cryptic Max, just as a string of unexplained murders rocks the town. As the community continues to be plagued by gruesome killings, the relationship formed between the two no only reveals the atrocities of Daisy's past, but foreshadows the darkness that is to come.