Please explore our gallery of past productions!
Red Badge of Courage
New Works and Ideas: Bloody Pulp, Ten-Minute Plays
Shelter from the Texas Heat
“All the Dead Voices” - Silence and Stillness - The Voice in Beckett
Twelfth Night or What You Will
Run Away with Me: Kerrigan & Lowdermilk in Concert
Sound + Silence
KSU Storyfest featuring Regi Carpenter
In the Twilight: Chekhov Stories Retold
Broadway Meets Opera
Splittin' The Raft
The Cocteau Hour
Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet
The Secret Garden
The Real Inspector Hound
What's Your Secret?
Annie Get Your Gun
Side by Side by Sondheim
Good Person of Szechuan
Bat Boy: The Musical
Comedy of Errors
Everything That Rises Must Converge
New Works and Ideas
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
The Apple Tree
The Glass Menagerie
Wind in the Willows
The Marriage Proposal
Tom Thumb the Great
The Robber Bridegroom
Out of the Dark
The Spoken Word: Poetry in Performance
The Shape of Things
You Always Go Home
The Cripple of Inishmaan
42 Feet Off the Ground
The Laramie Project
The Spoken Word: 2 Evenings of Performance Poetry
As You Like It
On the Verge
Beckett Shorts: works written and inspired by Samuel Beckett
King of Hearts
A Night in the Ukraine
The Spoken Word: Poetry in Performance The Revenger's Tragedy
Boy Gets Girl
The Birthday Party
Gianni Schicchi, The Old Maid and the Thief
The Spoken Word!: Two Evenings of Performance Poetry
The Bald Soprano
The Hero's Journey: Mythic Stories of the Heroic Quest
The Bell Witch and Other Legends
Baby with the Bathwater
A Doll's House
All in the Timing
The Grapes of Wrath
The Winter's Tale
"The Athol Fugard Project"
She Stoops to Conquer
Our Country's Good
Twilight: Los Angeles. 1992
Women of Troy
Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope
Antony and Cleopatra
The Bourgeois Gentleman
Over Nine Waves
The Dining Room
The Kennesaw State University Tellers is an undergraduate storytelling troupe sponsored by the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies.
The Mission Statement:
engage in performance as a creative art and as a mode of inquiry develop practical performance skills while exploring the theoretical motives for art serve as ambassadors for the Program in Theatre and Performance Studies serve Kennesaw State University by providing educational and entertaining performances on campus serve the community through educational outreach, charitable service, and unique entertainment.
What We Do:
The KSU Tellers accomplish their mission in three ways. First, each member develops a repertoire of diverse performances appropriate to a variety of audiences and occasions. Original personal narratives, performance of literature, traditional folktales, and classic fairytales are among the many kinds of texts we perform. Our performance work often results in paid public events that raise funds for the troupe’s projects. Second, we create and present a series of student-driven projects to showcase our performers. Third, our members engage in professional development opportunities. Each year we travel to the Patti Pace Performance Festival and the National Storytelling Festival to hone our craft, to meet undergraduate and graduate students from other universities, and to network with established independent artists and scholars.
How to Join:
Membership in the KSU Tellers requires an audition and successful completion of TPS 1600 Introduction to Performance Studies. Auditions are held in the beginning of the Fall Semester. If you are cast you must resister for TPS 4010 Storytelling Practicum. This is a two credit hour course that may be repeated for up to six hours. For more information contact Dr. Charles Parrott in Wilson 220 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Charles Parrott in Wilson Building 220
or by e-mail at email@example.com.
PerformancesPerformance in the Community The Tellers are proud to have the opportunity entertain families and young people with performances of folktales and fairytales. Most recently we have performed at events sponsored by Smith Gilbert Gardens and the Fernbank Natural History Museum. We see these events as opportunities to give people a window into one of the most entertaining traditions in performance.
Tell the Change In the Spring of 2011 The Tellers hosted Tell the Change, an evening of personal narratives based on thy dynamic nature of identity, in conjunction with the celebration of Black History month.
Inviting The Tellers to Perform To invite The Tellers to perform at one of your events contact Dr. Charles Parrott at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask for a modest honorarium when working with for-profit organizations and we accept invitations on a case-by-case basis.
ProjectsPersonal Narrative Project In the fall of 2010 The Tellers traveled to the Marietta Middle School several times to teach students about personal narrative performance. The Tellers guided the students through the selection of stories and helped them translate those stories from the page to the stage. The project culminated with the students creating there own school assembly were they performed their stories for dozens of their peers. In 2011 Jessica McPhail and Molly Gilmartin gave a presentation about this project and performed personal narratives on a competitively selected panel at the Southern States Communication Association Conference.
TravelPatti Pace Performance Festival Each year The Tellers travel to the Patti Pace Performance Festival. The festival allows undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty to share performances and engage in workshops. In 2011, Louisiana State University’s Department of Communication Studies hosted the Festival. Guest artist Dan Heaton, from Capital University, worked with The Tellers and students from across the country to develop alter-personas for solo-performance.
The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro Tennessee The National Storytelling Festival is an annual event located in Jonesboro Tennessee that features expert storytellers from around the country. The event also brings together storytelling enthusiasts to share their love of performance. The Tellers use this trip as a chance to excite their imaginations and gain new performance strategies. You can find more information about the festival under the “links” section of this page.
KSU Improvisation Society
To set up a visit to the College of the Arts, please contact Renee Jamieson at 770-423-3123 or e-mail her at email@example.com.