The department of Theatre Arts is both a theatre education department and the sponsor of one of Madison’s theatres – recently renamed The Black Box. Our students have the opportunity to engage in all aspects of theatre-making, from performance to technical design, stage managing to crewing. Every academic year our theatre offers five productions for the public. This year’s selections include The COR Stories: Identity Through the Lens of Theatre, the 1960-Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights, Student Directed One-Acts, and a Theatre for Young Audiences production by Chuck Taylor and Leotha Stanley, ROARrrr.
We will inaugurate the year with The COR Stories, an original ensemble/revue piece that brings together directors, writers, poets, dancers, and actors from the College and the greater Madison community. The title is in recognition of our general education COR curriculum, which encourages students to examine the connection between identity, learning, beliefs, and actions, in order to build a more just and compassionate world. The COR Stories will explore these connections through the lens of theatre and performance art. We will continue to explore these same themes later in the year with James DeVita’s performance of his play, In Acting Shakespeare, through which he reviews his discovery of and entry into theatre and performance.
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