Join us for the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies 2022-2023 Season!

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  • image of two women kicking in the air against a monster

    She Kills Monsters

    Oct. 11-13, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 14-15, 8 p.m. 
    Oct. 15, 2 p.m. 
    Oct. 16, 3 p.m.
    Onyx Theater, Kennesaw Campus | $10–$12

    After losing her family in a car crash, Agnes Evans returns to her hometown hoping to learn more about her late sister, Tilly. She’s shocked when she learns about her sister’s butt-kicking Dungeons and Dragons adventures as Tillius the Paladin. Agnes joins Tilly’s game, fights demons, dragons, and maniacal cheerleaders, and discovers the thrill of finding self, connecting with family, and “making the saving throw.”

    Join us after the performance for these talkbacks!

    Tues., Oct. 11: Queer Visibility on National Coming Out Day, with KSU's LGBTQ Center

    Wed., Oct. 12: Disability Representation

    Thur., Oct. 13: Mental Health w/KSU Counseling and Psychological Services

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    The 10th Annual  Coming-Out Monologues

    Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. 
    Oct. 21, 8 p.m.
    Onyx Theater | $5

    Directed by TPS Students and 
    Produced in collaboration with the KSU LGBTQ Resource Center

    With great Pride, TPS celebrates our tenth anniversary performance of coming-out stories written by KSU and metro-area communities and performed by KSU students. 

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    Jitney

    Nov. 11-12, 8 p.m.
    Nov. 13, 3 p.m. 
    Nov. 14-16, 7:30 p.m. 
    Stillwell Theater, Kennesaw Campus | $12-$20

    By August Wilson

    Directed by Jacqueline Springfield

    It is 1977 in a Black neighborhood of Pittsburgh known as the Hill District. Drivers of unlicensed cabs (jitneys) fight for love, survival, and respect as the powers-that-be threaten to close down their garage in the name of neighborhood improvement.  Though Jitney is one of August Wilson’s first plays, it was the last of his 10-play American Century Cycle to premiere on Broadway. Using Wilson’s characteristically rich language, Jitney explores what happens when tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed, and the fragile threads that bind people together threaten to come undone.

  • KSU Tellers

    KSU Tellers Fall Showcase

    Nov. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. 
    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.

    Note: This event may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.

  • Broadway Boys

    Broadway Boys

    Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. 
    Dec. 2-3, 8 p.m. 
    Stillwell Theater, Kennesaw Campus | $12-$20

    A collection of diverse male voices from the New York stage. Representing shows such as Hamilton, Wicked, Jersey Boys, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, and many more, the Boys rearrange traditional musical theatre tunes with elements of pop, funk, gospel, and rock for an exciting new take on Broadway’s greatest hits. Their live show features explosive musical arrangements, biographical stories, and behind-the-scenes insight that only seasoned Broadway performers can deliver.

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    K.I.S.S. Fall Improv Showcase

    Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m. 
    Stillwell Theater | $5 at the door

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

    • Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Please arrive early, as seating is limited. 
  • image of students in a heart filled with digital connections

    Love and Information 

    Feb. 21-23, 7:30 p.m. 
    Feb. 24, 8 p.m. 
    Feb. 25, 2 p.m.
    Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
    Feb. 26, 3 p.m. 
    Onyx Theater, Kennesaw Campus | $10-$12

    By Caryl Churchill
    Directed by Emily Kitchens

    In a world that is increasingly virtual, how do we traverse the devastating gap between our longing for love and our addictive need for information? In this fascinating kaleidoscope of 57 short plays, more than 100 characters try to find true human connection and make sense of what they know and don’t know. A mesmerizing and unpredictable play by one of the world’s most groundbreaking playwrights.

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    RENT

    April 6, 7:30 p.m. 
    April 7-8, 8 p.m.
    April 9, 3 p.m.
    April 13, 7:30 p.m.
    April 14-15, 8 p.m.
    April 16, 3 p.m.
    Stillwell Theater, Kennesaw Campus | $12-$20

    Music, Lyrics, and Book by Jonathan Larson
    Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan

    1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer-Prize Winner for Drama

    Created in the 1990’s, the iconic rock musical Rent has sustained its immediacy and theatrical power for over twenty-five years. The story offers an intimate encounter with a diverse group of young artists living in the lower east side of New York as we follow their daily struggles to make ends meet during the siege of HIV AIDS. Their relationships remind us of the power of a supportive community, and most of all, the hope and joy that love offers in the midst of loss and despair.

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    KSU Tellers Spring Showcase

    April 27, 7:30 p.m.
    April 28, 8 p.m.
    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. This event may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.

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    KSU Colors Spring Showcase 

    April 29, 8 p.m. 
    Stillwell Theater | Free

    Original student works highlighting community, identity, and expression.

    • Free; no tickets or reservations are required. General admission seating
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    Musical Theatre Showcase

    April 30, 7 p.m. 
    Stillwell Theater | Free

    Join us for a lively and engaging program of musical theatre.

    • Free; no tickets or reservations are required. General admission seating. 
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    K.I.S.S. Improv Showcase

    May 5-6, 8 p.m. 

    • Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Please arrive early as seating is limited. 
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