2015 - 2016 Productions

The Department of Theatre and Dance 2015-2016 Season presents ground breaking works!

Our 2015-2016 season features productions that are new, innovative, and ground breaking. Starting in the fall, come witness the world premiere of Migdalia Cruz's Latins in La-La Land, directed by Jimmy A. Noriega. Our Fall Dance Concert, directed by Kim Tritt, will showcase exciting and diverse from the students and faculty. In the spring, the Festival of New Works, directed by Shirley Huston-Findley, will present the new and original work from student playwrights, directors, performers, dancers and designers. We'll wrap up the season with an electronic opera based on the Story of the Holy Grail, Sangreal, written by Peter Mowery and directed by Shirley Huston-Findley.


Latins in La-La Land
By Migdalia Cruz
Directed by Jimmy A. Noriega
Freedlander Theatre
October 29, 30 & 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

Latins in La La Land is about fame, fortune, and murder. The action takes place in two interweaving time periods: 1944 and 1989. The past is set at a dinner party in the Hollywood mansion of silent film star Ramon Novarro, while the present takes its inspiration from the infamous Menendez brothers, two Beverly Hills siblings who murdered their wealthy parents in their home.

This world premiere mixes the glamour of the silver screen with dark humor, friendship, love, passion, and betrayal. Contains adult themes and language. Intended for mature audiences only.

Fall Dance Concert
Directed by Kim Tritt
November 19, 20 & 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

This informal concert showcases the work of student choreographers, dancers and lighting designers. I the intimate setting of Freedlander-in-the-round, audiences come face-to-face with contemporary modern dance.


Senior I.S. Productions
February 3, 4, 5, & 6, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Freedlander Theatre

Original and innovative performance works by senior theatre and dance majors. Each work presented is a required component for Senior Independent Study.

Festival of New Works
Directed by Shirley Huston-Findley
Shoolroy Theatre
March 2, 3, 4, & 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Student playwrights, directors, performers, dancers and designers will showcase their talents at our third Festival of New Plays

Sangreal: An Opera
Opera by Peter Mowrey
Based on the Story of the Holy Grail
Directed by Shirley Huston-Findley
April 14, 15 & 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Freedlander Theatre

Seven characters from different times and places find themselves in a surreal landscape, each seeking the Grail. But what exactly is the object of their quest? How is it achieved, and who will prove worthy? These questions lead the seekers into inevitable conflict with each other, eventually culminating in violence. Hope still remains for healing, redemption, and wholeness - but what, or who, must be sacrificed?

Tho composition of Sangreal is supported in part by a grant from the Luce Fund for Distinguished Scholarship.