Theatre blog

  • Senior Theatre Majors Direct One-Act Plays

    December 7, 2017

    For the Fall Directors’ Showcase Dec. 7-9,  theatre majors are directing one-act plays as part of the Play Direction class. On each night of the showcase in the James G. Severns Theater, the directing class will present a different set of one-act plays written by some of the best playwrights from around the country. These […]

  • Mainstage Season Features “Falsettos”

    November 8, 2017

    As part of the 2017-18 mainstage season, the Truman Theatre Department presented “Falsettos” Nov. 8-11. “Falsettos” is the hilarious and touching story of Marvin, a New York yuppie who leaves his wife, Trina, for another man. Trina marries her psychiatrist while everyone struggles to understand Marvin’s and Trina’s unusual son Jason. Despite the unorthodox situation, […]

  • Theatre Department Presents Theatre Lab Show

    October 23, 2017

    The Theatre Department is proud to present the first lab show of the 2017-2018 season, “Stop Kiss” written by Diana Son and directed by Nick Huber.  The play will run March 26-28 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Synopsis: Sara and Callie are walking through New York City’s West Village very […]

  • Theatre Season Opens with “Good Kids”

    September 21, 2017

    The first production by the Department of Theatre for the 2017-18 season will be “Good Kids” by Naomi Iizuka. The show opens Sept. 27 and runs through Sept. 30 at the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish. Shows begin at 8 p.m. each night, and tickets can be purchased for $5 each at the […]

  • Upcoming Theatre Productions

    August 25, 2017

    The Theatre Department at Truman is gearing up for a number of productions throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Check out this preview of upcoming performances: Good Kids By Naomi Iizuka September 27-30, 2017 8 pm, Severns Theatre Directed by Dana Smith Stop Kiss By Diana Son October 26-28, 2017 8 pm, Black Box Theatre Directed […]

  • Theatre Festival Showcases Collaboration

    May 8, 2017

    The Department of Theatre will present the 10-Minute Play Festival at 7 p.m. May 9 in Severns Theatre. Nine students in David Charles Goyette’s upper-level playwriting course were assigned to draft, critique and revise a 10-minute play, knowing at the end of the semester the play would be performed. The finalized scripts were handed off […]

  • Theatre Class Presents One-Act Plays

    May 1, 2017

    The Theatre Department’s play direction class will present the work of nine new directors in one act plays at 8 p.m. May 3-5 in the Ophelia Parrish Severns Theatre. The class, taught by assistant professor David Charles Goyette, directs plays from some of the best playwrights from around the country as a final assignment. The […]

  • Chicago-based Composer Visits Theatre Classes

    April 12, 2017

    Alumnus Michael Huey (’09), a Chicago-based composer, will be on campus April 11-14 visiting theatre classes, attending rehearsals and meeting with students and faculty. At an open presentation at 4 p.m. April 13 in the Black Box Theatre, Huey will talk about composing professionally and will play some of his music as he describes his […]

  • Spring Labshow

    March 22, 2017

    The Theatre Department will present the Spring 2017 labshow “The Pillowman,” April 6-8, 2017, in the James G. Severns Theatre. The production will be directed by senior theatre major Eva Trunzo. With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm,”The Pillowman” centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome […]

  • Hansel & Gretel Opera

    March 18, 2017

    The Department of Music will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel and Gretel” March 23-26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Shows will begin at 8 p.m. March 23-25. A special matinee will be offered at 3 p.m. March 26. Tickets are available at the door and are $3 for students, $5 for general admission. “Hänsel […]

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