Devised Theatre Festival 2013
The 2013 Devised Theatre Festival marks the culmination of four years of theatre making by the first graduating class of the newly developed Devised Theatre (DT) Program. The festival runs over four weeks (March 14th through April 7th) and showcases four completely different original works. Over the course of the past year, the companies The Catalyst Project, Penumbra Collective, Affinity Theatre and Theatre Zoetik have developed their pieces utilizing innovative staging techniques, new technological advances, in-depth research and original writing.
outLET (The Catalyst Project)
The Catalyst Project’s outLET is a 50-minute multimedia experience that explores the consequences of violating the social contracts that govern our lives. Five young people come to a house of illusions to enact their deepest desires – dreams of power, sex, violence, death, and immortality. But what happens when the game changes, the rules disappear, and fantasy becomes reality?
outLET will run in ACE 207 on:
Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 (PWYC preview)
Friday, March 15 at 7:30
Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 and 7:30
EX WHY ZED (Penumbra Collective)
Bound in a bathroom, three selves know nothing of the outside world. In order to survive, they construct habits based on what they are taught by the shadows that have found them. They mindlessly perform their day-to-day routines, until one of them finds a way out…
EX WHY ZED will run in ACE 207 on:
Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 (PWYC preview)
Friday, March 22 at 7:30
Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 and 7:30
Quarter-life Crisis (Affinity Theatre)
Quarter-life Crisis, a piece of “mockumentary” theatre, is a montage of events and ideas that surround Generation Y. Every scene is inspired by real events, people, movies, shows, cats, and places. Affinity Theatre has created a cacophony of hilarity that speaks to the nature of their generation; a generation raised on the internet; a generation of first world problems; and a generation in crisis.
Quarter-life Crisis will run in ACE 207 on:
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 (PWYC preview)
Wednesday, March 27 at 2:00 and 7:30
Thursday, March 28 at 7:30
Aragrad (Theatre Zoetik)
At the depths of the human experience is the desire to fight and survive. We spend our lives pushing through obstacles and disparity towards something bigger than ourselves. When we know that we have reached the end of this great struggle, we want to leave something behind – some artifact or message that will tell people centuries later that we existed. This is the essence of Theatre Zoetik’s Aragrad; a physical theatre piece that collages physical memories, dreams, aspirations and spoken text in an allegory about what it means to be human and the line between good and evil.
Aragrad will run in ACE 207 on:
Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 (PWYC preview)
Friday, April 5 at 7:30
Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 and 7:30
Individual tickets are $10/$7 with student ID and we also have a Festival Pass for $32/$25 with student ID. We will be holding 5 comp tickets for faculty members at each show.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a ticket or one of these spots and you can pick it up/pay at the door.