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Department of

Theatre Arts and Performance Studies

Production Season 2015-2016

University of San Diego Theatre Arts and Performance Studies' presents:

 

ART

by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Jacob Bruce
October 15-22, 2015 The Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre

Serge, Marc, and Yvan are the best of friends. But when Serge spends and exorbitant amount of money on a painting, their friendship, as well as the question of "what is art" is suddenly put under a microscope. A bitingly funny look at perception and taste, ART won both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. The show crackles with witty dialogue and challenging themes.

 

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Ryan Scrimger
November 19-22, 2015 Studio Theatre

Growing up is awkward, but you can laugh about it if you can just spell it out! Six goofy and fearless kids spell their ways through the angst and achievement of Putnam County’s Annual Spelling Bee competition and learn that losing doesn’t make you a loser and you can stand out and still fit in.

 

TBD: A COLLABORATIVELY DEVISED THEATRE PIECE

Directed by Dr. Monica Stufft
April 28-May 5, 2016 The Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre

Come see theatrical imagination at work and play! TBD will be created from scratch by students enrolled in THEA 494, Collaborative Theatre Making, with the assistance of faculty mentors. Typically, theatre productions center around a scripted play and have specifically defined roles for those involved: director, designers, actors, etc. This undergraduate Theatre Arts and Performance Studies production breaks that mold and we invite you to witness what results from this exciting experiment.

 

STUDENT LAB

March 11-13, 2016 The Vassiliadis Family Black Box Theatre

This theatre series is student-produced and provides opportunities in writing, directing, design, performance, and technical theatre.