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Theatre Arts and Performance Studies


Theatre Arts and Performance Studies is proud to announce their 2015-2016 season!


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.

"ART is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.”

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo
Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre
Directed by Ryan Scrimger
November 19-22, 2015 Studio Theatre



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.


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.



Congratulations to our own Professor Lisa Berger!

Lisa Berger, Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, was awarded the Kennedy Center American Theater Festival Excellence in Theatre Education, at Festival XLVII. It was presented at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah in February 2015 for our KCACTF region, Region VIII.


Congratulations to our own Professor Terry Glaser!

Terry Glaser, professor in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, is the first recipient of the new Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival/Association for Theatre in Higher Education Prize for Innovative Teaching for our KCACTF region, Region 8. This award is given to a teacher in each of the 8 KCACTF regions for innovative teaching that leads to student success in theatre arts. Region 8 consists of Southern and Central California, Southern Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and Hawaii. The award was presented to Professor Glaser by an ATHE representative at the KCACTF regional festival on February 15, 2013, in the Los Angeles Theatre Center.


5 Top College Theater Programs Outside of NY

5. University of San Diego, San Diego, Calif.

Programs: Performance studies, theater history, modern drama, voice and speech, movement for actors; Tuition: $39,486; Notable alumni: Jim Parsons; Professional opportunities: The Old Globe Theatre, one of the best regional theaters in the country, is in San Diego and partners with USD for the school’s M.F.A. in dramatic arts, for which seven students are chosen to perform in Old Globe productions.