Theatre

Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

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Friday, November 20, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, November 22, 2020 (All day)

This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play "Everyman" follows "Everybody" as they journey through life's greatest mystery - the meaning of living." -Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

This is a Free On Demand recording of UK Department of Theatre & Dance's production of "Everybody".

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High School Theatre Day - Zoom Open House

Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre & Dance Faculty for a day to explore our Theatre Degree program. This event will be online and FREE but you must register in advance.

  • 9:30am Meet & Greet Students  
  • 10:00am Student Breakout into classes/foci 
    • Musical Theatre with Patrick Garr 
    • Acting for the Camera with Peter Stone 
    • Design & Production with Yoon Bae / Zak Stribling /Nelson Fields 
    • Q&A w/Parents - Tony Hardin, Department Chair
  • 11:30am Follow up Q&A and Farewell 
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Studio Season - Cabaret

Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Studio Season goes online this year!

The Musical Theatre Certificate Cabaret has always been a space for students to bring whatever they want to the table. To showcase new repertoire, sing their favorite songs, and test out wild ideas that don't fit into our regular curriculum. This semester, it's more interesting than ever before, as performers take their songs into their living spaces. Enjoy a night of songs from our kitchens, our bathrooms, our bedrooms, and our backyards - our stage for the time being. 

Mobilizing the Arts in a Crisis: The WPA's Lessons For Today

Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences series Crises and Creating Social Change examines the Works Progress Administration "back to work" programs for artists during the Great Depression, notably the Federal Theatre Project and Federal Music Project.

Join Professors of Theater Herman Farrell and Nancy Jones, Professor of History David Hamilton, Emily Moses from the Kentucky Arts Council, and Professor Emeritus of Musicology Ron Pen as they explore ways in which these programs could be models for our response to COVID and economic crises.

Studio Season - Unstaged

Date: 
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Studio Season goes online this year!

Un-Staged is this season’s curveball. Created specifically as a response to the unique situation of school this year, Un-Staged is designed to put your opinions and thoughts at the forefront. This virtual festival will be comprised of videos submitted by individuals or households and will feature 100% original works. Write a poem, monologue, or short play, choreograph a dance, film a skit, write and sing a song, or do something we haven’t even thought of.

Studio Season - Unstaged

Date: 
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 5:30pm

The Studio Season goes online this year!

Un-Staged is this season’s curveball. Created specifically as a response to the unique situation of school this year, Un-Staged is designed to put your opinions and thoughts at the forefront. This virtual festival will be comprised of videos submitted by individuals or households and will feature 100% original works. Write a poem, monologue, or short play, choreograph a dance, film a skit, write and sing a song, or do something we haven’t even thought of.

Once Vacant: Bodies in motion...still

Date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 2:00pm

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance presents Once Vacant: Bodies in motionstill. The dancers will perform in the Orange parking lot on UK's campus, while the audience will maintain social distance surrounding the performers in their cars. The practice of occupying vacant spaces is a tool that many dancers and dance companies are accessing globally to continue to create, perform, and advance the field of dance during the pandemic.

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Studio Season - Paper Towels

Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Studio Season goes online this year!

A man that lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is about to attack the people of the government that left them forgotten. The only thing standing between him and this heinous act? His cousin and an echo dot.

Times, ticketing, and stream access information will be announced at a later date. Check back soon!

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Studio Season - I Talk to the Flowers

Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Studio Season goes online this year!

In a sixty-minute surrealist musing, poets Sylvia Plath and May Ayim share an impossible chance encounter at Virginia Woolf's grave. Both have made a pilgrimage in search of answers to the questions that linger years after Woolf's death: is suicide an inevitability of rare female genius, or the byproduct of a legacy Woolf inadvertently started?

Times, ticketing, and stream access information will be announced at a later date. Check back soon!

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Studio Season - The Audience Disturbs Marcel's Bathtime and He is Very Upset With You All

Date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 7:30pm

The Studio Season goes online this year!

"Marcel is taking a bath. You are watching him take a bath. Marcel catches you watching him taking a bath. A metatheatrical experience ensues." - New Play Exchange

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