It's that time of the semester again; the Theatre and Dance Department's Directing II class is ready to present a series of their student-directed one acts. With this semester's class, we have David Struckman, Matthew Kiewiet, Baylor Barnes, and Ashley Whittaker as the talented directors coming together in Almost! Cancelled! Productions. Their shows- Blind Harassment, Why We … [Read more...] about Directing II Presents A Night Of One Acts!
This weekend is UCYA and Tabula Rasa's second show of their Fall Backlit Season, Constellations! The play follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a cosmologist through their romantic relationship. Their story is told through different universes and different possibilities for their relationship. The director, Shane Everett, and the two co-stars, Simon Osler and Kathy Busch, … [Read more...] about In the Constellations
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