Performances

Theater & Performance Studies 2018-2019 Season:

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 FALL 2018


 

  • TPS_24-Hour_Play-Festival

    24-Hour Play Festival

    AUG. 25
    Saturday, 8 pm
    Stillwell Theater | $5

    Coordinated by Amanda Wansa Morgan

    Come see the final product of 24
    hours of art-making from inception
    to production!

    • TPS_Baltimore

      Baltimore

      SEPT. 19-30
      Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 pm;
      Fri.-Sat., 8 pm;
      Sat.-Sun. 2 pm.
      Onyx Theater | $5 - 12

      By Kirsten Greenidge
      Directed by Karen Robinson

      A racist cartoon posted on a student’s door catapults a first-year college dorm into turmoil, and resident advisor Shelby must come to terms with her responsibility to handle the crisis. Baltimore’s dynamic and conflicted characters take on crucial conversations about identity, race, and representation in American culture. The play kickstarts a conversation that
      audiences continue with community discussions after each performance.

      • Coming Out Monologues Project

        The 6th Annual Coming OutMonologuesProject

        OCT. 11-12
        Thursday, 7:30 pm;
        Friday, 8 pm
        Onyx Theater | $5

        Directed by Karen Robinson
        Co-produced with LGBTQ Student
        Resource Center

        Inspiring and thought-provoking, this performance features coming-out stories from KSU and metro-area communities,
        performed by KSU students.

        • K.I.S.S. Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!

          K.I.S.S. Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!

          OCT. 19-20
          Friday, 8 pm;
          Saturday, 8 pm & 10 pm
          Onyx Theater | FREE

          Coordinated by Jim Davis

          Our resident improv ensemble offers an evening of performances created on the fly. Side-splitting, surprising, and at times, absolutely silly. This event may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.

          • TPS Our Town

            Our Town

            NOV. 6-11
            Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 pm; Friday-Saturday 8 pm; Sunday, 2 pm
            Stillwell Theater | $5-20

            By Thornton Wilder

            Directed by Margaret Baldwin

            Composer/Sound Director, Christopher Hampton

            Homework. First Love. Moonlight. Making Breakfast. Marrying and Dying.

            For the play’s Broadway debut in 1938, Wilder described Our Town as his attempt to present “the life of a village against the life of the stars.” To honor the play’s 80th anniversary, our production takes a fresh look at the play's depiction of small-town American life at the turn of the 20th century. This multi-disciplinary/multi-cultural reimagining teases out connections between then and now and highlights the ties that bind our community. 

            • KSU Tellers Fall Showcase

              KSU Tellers Fall Showcase

              NOV. 30-DEC. 1
              Friday-Saturday 8 pm
              Onyx Theater |$5

              Directed by Charles Parrott

              The KSU Tellers invite you to join them as they present their best solo-performances from the fall semester.

              SPRING 2019


               

              • You Are My Sunshine

                You Are My Sunshine

                JAN. 24-26
                Thursday, 7:30 pm; Friday-Saturday, 8 pm
                Stilwell Theater |$5-20

                Written & Performed by Terry Galloway

                Directed by Donna Marie Nudd

                Terry Galloway, a deaf lesbian writer and performer, has been using her art to destroy idiotic stereotypes about disability since 1972. Her auto-biographical solo-performance, You Are My Sunshine, tells the story of physical and existential transformations that arise after she literally regains her senses.

                • The Our Town Collision Project at KSU

                  The Our Town Collision Project at KSU

                  A Partnership with the Alliance Theatre

                  FEB. 12-17
                  Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 pm, Friday-Saturday 8 pm, Sunday, 2 pm.
                  Onyx Theater | $5-12

                  Coordinated by Margaret Baldwin and Karen Robinson

                  Directed by Patrick McColery

                  What is Our Town here and now? Through improvisation, oral history, writing and choreography, an ensemble of KSU student actors and playwrights will create an original work inspired by the play Our Town. This project is a collaboration with lead artists from the Tony-Award Winning Alliance Theatre’s Palefsky Collision Project featuring Director Patrick McColery and Assistant Director/Stage Manager Rodney Lamar Williams.

                  • Ragtime

                    Ragtime

                    MAR. 14 -24
                    Thursday, 7:30 pm; Friday-Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm.
                    Stillwell Theater | $5-20

                    Book by Terrence McNally

                    Music by Stephen Flaherty

                    Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan
                    and Kristyl Tift

                    Music Direction by Cristina Dinella

                    Ragtime, based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished 1975 novel, was called “a triumph for the stage” by TIME and “the best musical in twenty years” by the International Herald Tribune when it premiered on Broadway in 1998. Combining historical
                    figures such as Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, and Booker
                    T. Washington with fictional characters, Ragtime uses diverse
                    musical styles to weave together stories of volatile turn-of-the century New York from three different perspectives: African
                    Americans in Harlem, immigrants from Eastern Europe, and
                    upper-class suburban whites. Together, these characters
                    confront and explore what it means to live and fight for fairness
                    and social justice in America.

                    • K.I.S.S. - Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!

                      K.I.S.S. Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!

                      APR. 12-13
                      Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 8 pm and 10 pm
                      Onyx Theater | FREE

                      Coordinated by Jim Davis

                      Our resident improv ensemble offers an evening of performances created on the fly. Side-splitting, surprising, and at times, absolutely silly. This event may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.

                      • New Works and Ideas Festival - 10-Minute PlayFest

                        New Works and Ideas Festival: 10-Minute PlayFest

                        APR. 20
                        Saturday, 8 pm
                        Stillwell Theater | $5

                        Coordinated by Margaret Baldwin and Karen Robinson

                        An evening of original plays written, directed, and designed by KSU students.

                        • KSU Tellers Spring Showcase

                          KSU Tellers Spring Showcase

                          APR. 26-27
                          Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 8 pm
                          Onyx Theater |$5

                          Directed by Charles Parrott

                          The KSU Tellers invite you to join them as they present their best solo-performances from the spring semester.

                          • Musical Theatre Showcase

                            Musical Theatre Showcase

                            APR. 28
                            Sunday, 7 pm
                            Stillwell Theater | FREE

                            Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan

                            Music Directed by Cristina Dinella

                            Musical Theatre students showcase selected works from the 2018-2019 school year.

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