The Theme of the Department of Theatre's 2017-18 Season
Exile, refugee, asylum-seeker, nomad, migrant, immigrant… these terms that share a sense of displacement and a feeling of Otherness. While some of these terms can be defined in legal and political terms, others speak to a rift that generates a social and psychological condition. Our season this year reflects aspects of the varied experience of persons who, either by choice or as a result of imposition, are living outside their home of origin, are Othered by virtue of colonial exile practises, or who have returned home only to find it unrecognizable, or who, as the children or grandchildren of exiles are living in two worlds. These are plays of longing and belonging, isolation and empowerment.
Devised by the 4th year Acting students
Dramaturged/written by Debbie Pierson
Directed by Ross Manson (Volcano Theatre)
with choreography by Kate Alton
in the Joseph G. Green Theatre.
7:30 p.m. on November 19-20 (Previews), 7:30 p.m. on 20-24, 2017
1:00 p.m. on November 22 & 24; 2 p.m. on November 25.
by Bjorn Bicker
translated by Birgit Schreyer Duarte
Directed by Keira Loughran
in the Foster Studio, ACE 207
7:30 p.m. January 25–27, 2018
2:00 p.m. January 26 & 27, 2018.
Dido, Queen of Carthage
by Christopher Marlowe
Directed by Peter Hinton
in the Faire Fecan Theatre, in Accolade East Bldg.
7:30 p.m. on March 17-18 (Previews), 7:30 p.m. on March 19–23, 2018.
1:00 p.m. on March 21 & 23; 2:00 p.m. on March 24, 2018.
Carried Away on the Crest of a Wave
by David Yee
Fear and Misery of the
by Bertolt Brecht
If We Were Birds
by Erin Shields
- The Ashley Plays
- Telling Tales out of School
- The 2018 Devised Theatre Festival
- Scenes by Design