By Dylan Waite / Directed by Jon Robin / Dramaturgy by Celine Delcayre
March 7-10 & March 27-30, 2013 in Ives Studio 76
Sex, weed, tacos, and spirits abound in The Séance, a new play about the current generation of young adults struggling to make sense of their world. Alex, a young college student, comes to arid Fresno, California for the funeral of her sometime lover (also named Alex) and searches for a way to honor her memory. The Séance, the first student written play to be part of the department’s main season, is a mosaic of personalities struggling against the harsh environment of a literal and spiritual drought.
Playwright Dylan Waite has had his work read at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the “Super Mega Molten Hot Lava New Play Festival” on the SSU campus, and has created the Midnight Theater series, also at SSU.
1-PAGE PLAY FESTIVAL
Curated by Paul Draper
March13, 2013, Warren Auditorium
1-page plays on the theme of “water” from submissions from around campus from faculty, staff, and student writers. Plays selected will receive full mounting by faculty and student directors and actors.
SPRING DANCE CONCERT
Directed by Kristen Daley
April 12-20, 2013, Evert B. Person Theatre
New works from guest professional choreographers and faculty, with some choreographers responding to the Water Works theme.
THE COPELAND CREEK PROJECT/ A Theatrical Journey
Directed by Mark Valdez / Dramaturgy by Scott Horstein
Greg Sarris / Writing Consultant
April 24-May 2, 2013, site-specific near Copeland Creek on the SSU campus
Copeland Creek begins its course on Mount Sonoma and runs down the mountain through the Sonoma campus on its way to the Laguna de Santa Rosa and the sea. What are the stories of the communities that live and have lived along the Creek? How has the Creek shaped their lives, and how do our lives shape the Creek? Through this interview-based ensemble piece, created with the Acting Block of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, we’ll hear the voices of the Creek’s waters, of creation itself, and how they flow in, through, and out of our lives.