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2017-18 Season

MainStage Productions


KID-SIMPLE: A RADIO PLAY IN THE FLESH, by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Leah Lowe, Associate Professor of Theatre

September 29, 30, October 7 @ 8pm, October 1 & 5 @ 7pm, October 8 @ 2pm

 

SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR,  adapted by Steve Moulds
From the Play by Luigi Pirandello
Directed by David Ian Lee, Coe Artist in Residence
November 3, 4, 10, 11 @ 8pm, November 5 @ 2pm, November 9 @ 7pm

 

ORLANDO,  by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jessika Malone, Coe Artist in Residence
February 16, 17, 23, 24 @ 8pm, February 18 @ 2pm, February 22 @ 7pm

 

MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION, by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Terryl Hallquist, Associate Professor of Theatre

April 5, 6, 7 @ 8pm, April 8 @ 2pm

Audition Information

 

Fred Coe Artist-in-Residence Program

The Fred Coe Artist-in-Residence Series brings theatre professionals to Vanderbilt to perform, direct plays, teach classes, and contribute to departmental productions in a variety of ways. It provides students with direct exposure to professional theatre artists from all areas of theatrical practice. We are excited to bring several theatre artists to campus in 2017-18.

For the VUTheatre production of KID SIMPLE, we welcome back PAUL CARROL BINKLEY. Paul will design sound, and help coordinate Foley sound effects for the production. 

We have two guest directors in 2017-18; DAVID IAN LEE who will direct SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR and JESSIKA MALONE who will direct ORLANDO. 

We also plan to bring two solo artists to campus to perform shows in February, 2018. TERRY GALLOWAY will perform her show about cochlear implants,  YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE . MEGAN GOGERTY will present  LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL, MEGAN.

 

Student Productions

Throughout the academic year, there are opportunities for student directors, actors, designers, and technicians to collaborate on performances that supplement the department’s four mainstage productions. The First Year Showcase, directed and designed by upperclass VUTheatre students, is cast from the incoming first year class. The annual 24-Hour Production is an opportunity for VUTheatre students to write, stage, and perform new plays in a single day and night. The Senior Seminar, a capstone course, culminates in an original devised work developed and performed by graduating senior majors at the end of the academic year. The Fred Coe Playwright in Residence program offers students a chance to learn from and collaborate with professional playwrights on readings and performances.

CLASS OF 2021 SHOWCASE Directed by Lauren Hurley, Senior Theatre Major
November 30 and December 1 @ 8pm

One act plays featuring incoming students to Vanderbilt University Theatre, directed and designed by current Theatre students.

SPRING  STUDENT SHOWCASE
April 6, 7, 8 @ 8pm

 Presentations featuring the works of students from playwriting and screenwriting courses. 

 

The Man Who Came to Dinner