It’s that time of year again, when students in the Department of Theatre get to call the shots and bring their classroom learning to the stage.
The annual Student-Directed Productions will debut with a free sneak preview tonight before officially opening for public performances Friday through Sunday and again Dec. 4-6 in Studio Theatre on the lower level of Esch Hall. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
This year’s offerings, generally single-act plays or portions of longer plays, include:
- A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter, directed by senior Elise Campagna
- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., directed by senior Anna Wieseman
- The Maids by Jean Genet, directed by senior India Van Camp
- Dog Sees God by Bert V. Royal, directed by senior Daryl Hollonquest Jr.
Each features a student cast and an army of students and faculty working behind the scenes. Involved in all four productions are sophomore Michelle Trayweek, sound designer; senior Cassie Cutshaw, scenic designer; junior Connor Avery, production technical director; and sophomore Kayla Carroll, production stage manager.
As always, admission is free to UIndy students, faculty and staff with campus ID. For others, tickets are $12 general; $10 for alumni, seniors, groups and non-UIndy students with ID. The Dec. 4 performance is a Half-Price Second Thursday, with regular tickets at just $6.
More information on this year’s Department of Theatre season is available here.