Welcome to the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies' 2020-2021 Season!

Our diverse season of student work includes plays, musicals, spoken word performances, adaptations of classic literature, storytelling, improv comedy, and new works. All performances are free for spring 2021, whether you choose to watch virtually or join us in person. If you choose to join us in person, please read our Patron Guide prior to arriving on campus. A simple reservation is all that is required to watch online or join us in person. 

Need technical assistance? Please call 470-578-6650 or email boxoffice@kennesaw.edu


 

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    Baby Bear Sees Blue

    Via ArtsKSU Virtual

    April 2 | 3 p.m.
    April 9-11 | 3 p.m.

    Baby Bear wakes to a world of wonder! Join Baby Bear, Mama, and the Nature Spirits on a day of adventure through their forest, fields, mountains, and rivers to discover the many sights, sounds, and colors of their natural habitat. This live, digital, interactive performance was designed for our youngest audience members ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

    Adapted by Nicole B. Adkins and Directed by Andrea Washington

    Based on the book Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
    Copyright © 2012 by Ashley Wolff.

    Adapted for the stage by permission of Little Simon, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster
    Children's Publishing Division. All rights reserved.

    Performance produced by Teller Productions. 

     

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    Thumbelina

    Stillwell Theater and ArtsKSU Virtual
    April 2: 8 p.m.
    April 3: 11 a.m., 3 p.m.
    April 9: 8 p.m.

    Meet-and-Greet and Sing-Along Community Event at Legacy Gazebo
    April 10: 11 a.m.

    Join us for an exciting festival featuring world premiere plays and musicals appropriate for all ages! Over the course of two weekends, TPS will present three theatrical events for Youth and Families. One piece will be Theatre for the Very Young (ages 0-6), another for elementary school-aged Owlets (Grades K-5), and the third for our middle school and high school artists of tomorrow (Grades 6-12). Experience familiar stories told in original and creative ways. Our festival will include additional activities for youth including classes, workshops, games, and more!

     
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    and...then he looked at me

    Stillwell Theater and ArtsKSU Virtual

    April 3, 8, 10 | 6 p.m.
    April 11 | 3 p.m.

    By José Casas
    Directed by Amanda Washington

    What does it mean to be seen? What does it mean to heard? and... then he looked at me gives voice to the unheard students within the high school system. In this fast-paced, electrifying drama, the audience explores the world of two students who may appear drastically different but are more alike than they think.

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    K.I.S.S.(Kennesaw Improv Society, Stupid!)Spring Improv Showcase

    Stillwell Theater and ArtsKSU Virtual

    April 16 | 8 p.m.
    April 17 | 8 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.

    Coordinated by Emily Kitchens

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

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    KSU Colors Showcase

    Stillwell Theater and ArtsKSU Virtual

    April 18 | 7 p.m.

    Please join us for an evening of original student works highlighting community, identity, and expression.

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    Ex Nihilio:The Cosmogonic Puppet Show

    Via ArtsKSU Virtual

    April 21-22 | 7:30 p.m.

    Conceived by Jim Davis and TPS Students. Directed by Jim Davis

    Who are we? Why are we here? Scientists, philosophers, and theologians have struggled with these questions for millennia, but they have never received definitive answers. Maybe it’s time to look elsewhere. Maybe it’s time to ask…the puppeteers! This world premiere tells the story of everything and answers literally every question you’ve ever had about anything. And it does it with puppets.

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    10-Minute Playfest: Serious Triviality

    Stillwell Theater and ArtsKSU Virtual

    APR. 24 | 8 p.m.

    Written, directed, designed,and performed by KSU students.

    Coordinated by Margaret Baldwin and Karen Robinson

    Please join us for an evening of original plays that explore the tragic, comic, and downright absurd realities of our times.

     

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    KSU Tellers Spring Showcase

    Legacy Gazebo and ArtsKSU Virtual

    April 29 | 7:30 p.m.
    April 30 | 8 p.m. 

    Directed by Charles Parrott

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

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    Musical Theatre Showcase

    Stillwell Theater and ArtsKSU Virtual

    May 2 | 7 p.m.

    Co-directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan and Timothy Ellis

    Musical Theatre students will entertain and delight you with snazzy selections from their work throughout the 2020-2021 school year.


 

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