We have a very thrilling year ahead of us and are looking forward to sharing it with you!
If you are a prospective student, you and your family are welcome to see any of our productions. Just call or email our administrative assistant Nancy Aubrey and we will gladly set some complementary tickets aside.
Our season this year will offer a wide range of possibilities for you, beginning with The Premiere Series, directed by Daniel Patterson on October 4-5,9-10,16-17, and 23-24 2013 at 7:30pm in the Wright Theatre. The program consist of stage readings of new plays that gives our students a chance to experience the process of developing original work.
Next, on November 13 through 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. on Main Stage, we are presenting Spring Awakening music by Duncan Sheik and lyrics by Steven Sater, directed by Ronald Spangler assisted by Timothy L'Ecuyer. This award winning musical explores the dangers of a society that won't allow its youth to honestly acknowledge their sexuality.
We conclude our Fall productions with the Choreography Showcase, on December 5,6 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Mabel Brown Room. This concert premieres original modern dance works choreographed by dance students and performed by dancers from across the campus.
Our spring productions open with none other than Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, directed by PeggyRae Johnson, and runs February 25 through March 1, 2014 7:30 p.m. on Main Stage. Focussing on the adult narrator's memories of sexual molestation, the play resist easy labels and simple stereotypes about either the molester or the vistim.
The Theatre and Dance Production Season concludes with the tradition that began 38 years ago: An Evening of Dance directed by Marcia Murdock assisted by William Seigh on April 23 through 26,2014 7:30 p.m. on Main Stage.
We have a caring dedicated Faculty committed to your success and will help you navigate the specific demands of our curriculum. What makes our program so unique is the way in which you are included as an integral part of our department's creative scholarship and activities and how you can benefit from this life changing experience.
In addition to performing, designing, and doing backstage work for our faculty-directed productions, you will have many opportunities to present your own individual work. Our department is an active member of two important national organizations that foster student excellence, The Kennedy Center American College Festival and The American College Dance Conference Association. On campus, the Academic Excellence Conference is another great event where student achievement is celebrated. The Theatre and Dance Faculty will mentor you as you create work that exemplifies what it means to do scholarly creative research, cross the boundaries of academic disciplines, and make connections while expressing your unique point of view.
You will also have the chance to participate in a wide range of master classes. The diversity of the artists’ backgrounds, the level of expertise of each guest artist, and the accessibility of the workshops will enrich your learning experience.
Please note that every year we offer a four-year talent scholarship for Theatre and Dance majors. If you have questions about the scholarship, please email TAD Administrative Assistant, Nancy Aubrey: email@example.com.
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The Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond Presenting Series also offers a thought provoking, entertaining, and diverse season. You can visit their site and learn more at http://www.keene.edu/racbp
Thank you for visiting our website. I look forward to engaging with you in person during this new academic year.Professor Céline Perron
Chair, Theatre and Dance
Keene State College