Each year, the Department of Theatre and Cinema has numerous opportunities for students (majors and non-majors) and community members of all ages in both theatre and various film productions. If you would like to be on the mailing list to get up-to-date casting information, please put in the following information. You should also check the Casting Callboard frequently as this will give you the latest information.
"Tabula Rasa" will consist of FOUR One-Act plays, directed by students.
The performances will be taking place on May 2nd and 3rd.
"CLARA" by Arthur Miller
Directed by Christian Allison
A powerful and moving drama in which an aging father is forced to come to grips with the crushing reality of his daughter's senseless murder. Grilled relentlessly by a dispassionate detective, the father is unable to bring his memory into focus until, in the trenchant monologue recalling a disquieting incident from his wartime experience, the past suddenly clarifies the present and, relieving the father's tortured conscience, unlocks the damning evidence which the detective has been seeking.
"SURE THING" by David Ives
Directed by Kristen Jennings
Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.
"PITCHING TO THE STAR" by Donald Margulies
Directed by Brian Duskey
When Peter finally gets a good break for his Hollywood script, he finds himself PITCHING TO THE STAR of the pilot show. Promised control over something he's worked long and hard on, he finds his integrity and his storyline attacked every time the star makes a suggestion to completely change his script and make the lead character exactly like herself.
"SCHUBERT'S LAST SERENADE" by Julie Bovasso
Directed by Ian Johnston
A hardly literate, hard hat construction worker escorts a high tone, college educated and liberated young lady to a plush restaurant. They met and fell in love at a demonstration during which he cracked her skull with a two by four. She enthuses over his commanding manner and he responds laconically in monosyllables, while Franz Schubert plays his serenade on a violin. The cook, and waiter race in and out, and a maitre d' comments continually to the audience. The actors suit their actions to the maitre d's words until the very end, when everything goes haywire.