Stage Write: Finale
How can there possibly be enough theater to write about on a weekly basis? I would’ve asked the same question before having set foot at Brown, but boy oh boy, is there more than enough! Much like everything else on campus, the theater scene is lively, open, and full of ways to get involved. Keep up with Brown theater–Stage Write with Anna Gasha now onstage!
The semester is gradually coming to a close–we have had a really active year here on campus, and the theater scene has had its own share of exciting events! We’re waiting for the Theater Arts and Performance Studies Department and the Sock & Buskin board (a group of students and faculty who organize the main-stage performance season) to announce its season for next year, as well as the student organizations’ plans for the upcoming semester. All very exciting.
But we’re not quite done yet! We have a whole series of performances coming up from most of the student groups, because Commencement–late May–brings its own fair share of theatrical productions.
More on the Commencement shows… after the jump!
Musical Forum has plans for a Commencement Revue, where they pick and stage a selection of songs from musicals that follow a specific theme. In the past, these themes have included “Kidz on Broadway” and “Time Travel.” They haven’t announced the specifics of this revue yet, but it’s a fun, more informal way to play around with musical theater.
Production Workshop has a full production, Hotel Nepenthe by John Kuntz, in store, after having finished their run of Sarah Kane’s Blasted. They’re also currently choosing the next two shows for the fall semester, so Class of 2016, look out for those!
Shakespeare on the Green’s Commencement show is a production of Twelfth Night–finally going back to good old Shakespeare and going out on the green!
Exit, pursued by a Brown bear. If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for future blog posts, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week!