This Saturday kicks off Tabula Rasa and UCYA's Backlit Season with a staged reading of The Clinic! The Clinic depicts abortion providers' lives over the course of nine months in Wichita, Kansas. Their clinic, Wichita Women’s Health, is one of the last clinics in the state and a battleground for reproductive freedom since the notorious 1991 Summer of Mercy protests. The show … [Read more...] about Fighting For Reproductive Rights in The Clinic
It's that time of year again... the mainstage shows have started! Kicking off our '19-'20 season is none other than Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart. The show opened last Thursday and will play through October 1st. Crimes follows the story of three sisters from Hazlehurst, Mississippi in the midst of a family crisis. Lenny, Meg, and Babe have to navigate through both the … [Read more...] about Bears of the Heart
Welcome back to our Student Spotlight here on the blog! This week, we're featuring Abigail Jensen, a B.A. Theatre/English double major that's been paving her way here in the department. Abigail was already involved with UCYA last year when she starred as the titular role in Still Life with Iris. This year, she's taking student work into her own hands as she collaborates again … [Read more...] about Student Spotlight: Abigail Jensen
Morgan Rothwell's Tent Theatre Debut I am a musical theatre girl at heart. There is something about a jazzy score, tight harmonies, polished choreography, and bright lights that give me goosebumps. Not only is Catch Me If You Can (CMIYC) all of those things, but it’s also a “chase story wrapped up in a redemption story,” as our director, Christy Montour-Larson would say. … [Read more...] about Catch Her If You Can!
Our last show of the season is upon us in The Rimers of Eldritch. The show follows the decaying town of Eldritch, Missouri as they confront a tragedy that shakes their community. One of the central characters is Eva Jackson, played by Lauren McDowell. Eva is an outsider in Eldritch and a young woman with a leg deformity. Being shown as an odd one out in the town of Eldritch, … [Read more...] about The Outsiders of The Rimers of Eldritch