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banner middleThe Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University offers: TRADITION: Georgia Southern’s Theatre & Performance program has a long-standing reputation for excellence in artistic achievement among industry professionals. OPPORTUNITY: While studying theatre at Georgia Southern, students have the opportunity to perform, design and direct in two state of the art performance facilities: The Performing Arts Center and The Center for Art and Theatre. REPUTATION: Georgia Southern University’s Theatre and Performance program is an Institutional member of The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

 


IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION FOR FALL SEMESTER

Mark these dates for the coming year

August 17 Auditions for Fall Plays – Anon(ymous) & An Octoroon – auditions start at 6pm – please go to the audition page for more information and copies of the scripts. CAT

August 18 – 19 – Wham! Bam! Play Slam! – 24 hours of crazy creative play development – starts at 7 pm Friday night, Performances at 7:30 pm Saturday night. CAT

August 23 Auditions for the One Act & K2 – Directors Katie Burrell and David Jackson will be auditioning for their productions – auditions start at 6pm – please go to the audition page for more information and copies of the scripts. location TBA

August 25 Let’s Talk About It – Tyra Wilson presents her original one woman show. Curtain at 7:30 pm. CAT

September 27 – October 4 – Anon(ymous) By Naomi Iizuka, Directed by Lisa L. Abbott – a modern day retelling of the Odyssey. Curtain at 7:30 pm (2:oo pm on Sunday) CAT

September 13 & 14 One Act Play (title TBA) – Directed by Katie Burrell. Curtain at 7:30 pm. CAT

November 8 – November 15 – An Octoroon by Branden Jacob-Jenkins, Directed by Nicholas Newell. What happens when you are an African American playwright who wants to write a comedy about slavery by adapting the 19thcentury abolitionist melodrama The Octoroon, and most of your white actors bail on you because they “don’t feel comfortable”?  Curtain at 7:30 pm (2:oo pm on Sunday) CAT

December 1 – Script submissions due for the 10 Minute Play Festival 

December 6 Auditions for Spring Plays – House of Yes & Measure for Measure – auditions start at 6pm – please go to the audition page for more information and copies of the scripts. CAT

 


 THE 2017 – 2018 SEASON

 Anon(ymous) 
by Naomi Iizuka
(Based on Homer’s The Odssey)
September 27—Oct 4
Center for Art and TheatreAnon (a modern day everyman) is in search of home – family, safety, place. Having left an unnamed country torn by war in search of a better life and to escape persecution, Anon and his mother are separated in the process. Now, young Anon must search for his mother through the varying tapestry of America. He becomes a true Everyman as he becomes every political or economic refugee who ever gave up parts of his identity to blend in. And become anonymous.

At a time when our country is wrestling with the issue of immigration reform, Anon(ymous) offers a provocative look at the topic in this compelling theatrical work by one of America’s finest playwrights.

An Octoroon
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
November 8—15
Center for Art and Theatre

What happens when you are an African American playwright who wants to write a comedy about slavery by adapting the 19thcentury abolitionist melodrama The Octoroon, and most of your white actors bail on you because they “don’t feel comfortable”?  What if the ghost of Irish playwright Dion Boucicault shows up drunk to help you put on the show?   Why does a giant rabbit keep running around your scenes? MacArthur Genius Grant winner Brandon Jacob Jenkins answers all of these questions in his provocative post-modern comedy An Octoroon which won the Obie award for Best New American Play.  Mature Themes and Language

The House of Yes
by Wendy MacLeod
February 21-28
Center for Art and Theatre

When Marty returns home for Thanksgiving during a hurricane, the storm is the least of the family’s problems. He surprises everyone by bringing an unexpected guest, Lesly–a heretofore unknown fiancé–much to the displeasure of his possessive twin sister, Jackie O, just home from a mental hospital, his protective mother Mrs. Pascal, and adrift younger brother Anthony. An unsuspecting Lesly is thrust into the Pascals’ insular world as they continue to obsess on the day 20 years earlier when Mr. Pascal left–the day JFK was assassinated. For Mature Audiences

Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
April 4—11
Center for Art and Theatre
In a world where morality is being mandated, Shakespeare explores the hypocrisy of sexual politics. Angelo, a strict, moralistic politician, has been appointed by the Duke to govern in his absence. Angelo uses his new authority to clean up the city. Until he meets Isabella, a young nun whose brother is facing death as a result of Angelo’s laws. He makes her a bargain, if she sleeps with him, her brother goes free. Set in today’s world, the universal nature of Shakespeare’s work comments on the sexual and moral politics of modern America.

Scripts available on Audition Page

Resources

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 Annual 10 Minute Play festival
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 Communication Arts Course
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