Theatre Schedule.


Theatre Schedule

Directing Lab/Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

Spinning Out

by Genevieve Windbeil  (CLA ’20)

a developmental workshop production

Directed by Jaye Santoro (CLA ’19)

Sandra is a college student with too much on her mind, until one day she’s dragged to a dance class and her life and mind are changed forever. This weird and wacky one-act keeps the laughs coming, but beware, you won’t be the same afterwards-- that’s a promise!

Feb 4 and Feb 9 / 7:30 pm

Directing Lab/Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

New York Semester Production

18 Drew University students have been selected for the Semester on New York Theatre in which they write, produce and stage an original production under the guidance of the internationally renowned Tectonic Theater Project  The play will be performed on campus in February, after which it moves to the Helen Mills Theater in Manhattan.

Starting in September, the students have worked with mentors from Tectonic Theater Project—a pioneer in the  “devised theatre” technique in which productions are created with writers, actors, producers and technical crew working together from the outset as opposed to the traditional layered approach where others come in later to animate a written script. This year's theme is loss of innocence.

Feb 21-23 2019 / 7:30 pm

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

The Waiting Room

by Lisa Loomer

Directed by Jamie Richards (Faculty)

A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty—and its cost.  Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room.  Forgiveness From Heaven is an eighteenth-century Chinese woman whose bound feet are causing her to lose her toes. Victoria is a nineteenth-century tightly corseted English woman suffering from what is commonly known as “hysteria.” Then there is Wanda, a modern gal from New Jersey who is having problems with her silicone breasts.  Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry, and the FDA all come under examination.  The play is a wild ride through medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-present battle with breast cancer.

March 27-30 2019 / 7:30 pm
March 30 2019 Matinee / 2:00 pm

Kean Black Box Theatre

Spring Dance Show

Choreographed by the Spring Choreography class

Directed by Kimani Fowlin (Faculty)

Student choreographers in the choreography class develop dance pieces throughout the semester culminating in the Spring Dance show.  This year’s theme celebrates the female body.

April 10-13 2019 / 7:30 pm

Directing Lab/Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

Plays in Process

New, student-written plays get their first public airing in this always-lively program of stage readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited afterwards to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.

All evenings at 6:30 p.m. Free general admission