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Season 2017-18

The Arsonists

By Max Frisch in a new translation by Alistair Beaton
Directed by David A. Miller
Mainstage Production
“Fires are becoming something of a problem, but Biedermann has it all under control. He is a respected member of the community with a loving wife and a flourishing business, so surely nothing can get to him. The great philanthropist is happy to meet his civic duty by giving shelter to two new guests but when they start filling his attic with petrol drums, will he help them light the fuse?” (Methuen/Amazon)
Auditions on Monday, September 11 and Thursday, September 14 (callbacks). Audition information.
Performances November 1 through 5.

Devised Piece for and with Young People

Conceived and directed by Kate Mochnacz
Student-driven Project
Eight young theatre artists from the community, ranging from third to eighth grade, and four Bloomsburg University college students will collaborate with director Kate Mochnacz to create and perform a devised piece on the theme of storytelling. The themes of storytelling will be explored through questions such as “Where are stories told?”, “What are the different types of stories?” and “How can stories be told?”
Auditions on Saturday, September 16. Audition information.
Performance on Saturday, December 2.

Directing Projects

Directed by Student Directors
Class Project
A series of 10-minute and one-act plays selected and directed by student directors in Theatre 411 Play Directing and Theatre 492 Seminar in Advanced Directing.
Auditions on Monday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 20 (callbacks). Audition information.
Performances between November 27 and December 6 (specifics TBD).

Machinal

By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by TBD
Mainstage Performance
“For the Young Woman, a stenographer in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Restless and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and unwanted motherhood, she finds her only joy in the form of an illicit love affair. But when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she’ll go to any lengths to regain her freedom.” (Playbill)
Auditions on Monday, November 13 and Thursday, November 16 (callbacks). Audition information.
Performances February 21 through 25.

Student-driven Project(s)

Initiated by TBD
Performances April 5, 7 and 8 (dark on April 6).

8th Annual Dance Minor Concert

Julie Petry, Artistic Director
Mainstage Performance
Covering a vast array of exciting dance styles, the Dance Minor Concert features a blend of student, faculty and staff talents, alongside varied guest artist designers in lighting, costuming, choreography and performance.
Performances on Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April 23.

Season 2016-17

The 7th Annual Dance Concert


Julie Petry, Artistic Director
April 23 & 24, 2017
Free to all. Tickets available at the door.
Mitrani Hall in Haas Center for the Performing Arts

Covering a vast array of exciting dance styles, we invite you to this year's 7th Annual Dance Minor Concert. Featuring a blend of student, faculty and staff talents, alongside varied guest artist designers in lighting, costuming, choreography and performance, we look forward to taking you on an expressive journey. This year's concert features works investigating political and social commentary on racism, an exciting exploration of props--including fabric, elastics and drumsticks, a glimpse at the different aspects of loving relationships that fail and/or succeed, to dances exploring the acceptance of one's own body. This concert promises to leave the audience with a piggy bank full of powerful imagery, and unforgettable moments connecting energy, music, expression, and visual meaning. We hope to see you there!

The Rocky Horror Show

Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Directed by professional guest artist Samantha Norton
Choreography by Professor Julie Petry
Music Direction by Professor David Tedford
Genre: Musical, Dark Comedy

November 3-6, 2016

Newly engaged couple Brad and Janet are stranded in a storm, but find safe haven—or so they think—at the nearby castle… It just so happens that this is the home of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad (but sweet) transvestite scientist and his Time Warp-ing associates from outer space.
"A socko wacko weirdo rock concert." - WNBC TV
"Campy trash."- Time

Harvey

A comedy by Mary Chase
Directed by Professor David A. Miller
March 1-5, 2017
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3:00pm

Tickets $6 adults, $4 seniors/students, free for BU students with ID. Tickets at the door starting one hour before curtain time or in advance at the Haas Box Office
Performances at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St. in downtown Bloomsburg

“One can’t have too many friends,” Elwood P. Dowd insists. The only problem is that Harvey is one of his best friends and is a mischievous creature. Not everyone is happy to have Harvey around…

Harvey won the Pulitzer Prize Drama in 1945.

Beyond Communication: Three plays in three days (Student-driven Project)

April 5, 6 and 7, 2017
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:30pm
Performances on the Mitrani Stage in the Haas Center for Performing Arts
Free to all. Tickets available at the door.

Beyond Communication is our featured Student Driven Projects this year. These are three plays written by students from the Advanced Scriptwriting class. The plays are entirely performed and directed by students. Each night will feature a different play by a different playwright, and we will hold a talkback session following the performances in order to allow the audience to give feedback for the artists. The main goal of the talkbacks will be to provide information to the playwright pertaining to audience impact. This will help the playwright in further revising of the work

Creatures of the Night by Jonathan Lewis
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30pm

It's another normal day for college student Scott Hawthorne as he tries to find his way in life. There's a quick shift, however, when he has a quick hookup with a hot demon hunter. Now the two of them and their friends have to face off with a horde of demons and the mastermind behind them.

F-Bomb by Zachary Hueston
Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm

Girl is having a grand old time cheating on her Boyfriend until he walks into the room. They break up, and Girl wants to use her freedom to have a fun night with her Friend. It's a great plan until the Boyfriend and the Guy she hooked up with won't leave her alone. It seems as though nothing can keep these two away, but excessive use of the F-Word doesn't hurt.

Lily by Nate Stosius
Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm

War veteran Miles has the grueling task of meeting with his ex-wife today. Luckily, he has his daughter Lily with him to help keep the peace. Just as they plan to leave, Lily mysteriously disappears from the house, and Miles finds himself needing his ex to help search for her.

Audition Information

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