Students pursuing a Theatre Degree on the Statesboro campus have opportunities to perform, design, and direct in the state of the art Center for Art and Theatre, a variable seating black box space that serves as our primary performance venue. In addition, the Performing Arts Center, an 800 plus proscenium venue, is also used for performances.
Our students are actively involved in creating theatre as they study it. Connection with production and classes occurs throughout the season. Students are given the opportunity to hone their skills and present their work in an award-winning performance and design program.
The Season consists of four mainstage productions, with a rotation of Contemporary and Classical work. Each season is chosen with an intention to bring opportunities to students that include African American Theatre, Shakespeare, and new works as well as a foundation in several genres and eras.
Our students are involved with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (with several national award winners) and the South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC) where we have a 95% placement rate for our technical and design students. Students have performed internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and are encouraged to study abroad in England, Ireland, Italy and Japan with the support of scholarships.
The 2020-2021 Season
Social Creatures by Jackie Sibblies Drury Directed by Nicholas Newell Streaming Wednesday, Oct. 7, to Wednesday, Oct. 14. During a global pandemic that turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies, 7 survivors find safety in an abandoned theatre. When a lone traveler who is different from the others enters their camp, it forces all of them to question what they have and will do to survive and what truly makes a monster. A surprisingly prophetic dark comedy from Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury
Touch A Devised Production Directed by Lisa Abbott Streaming Wednesday, Nov. 11, to Sunday, Nov. 15. What do you do in a world where you cannot touch? A performance created by the cast around the theme of touch in a society where social distancing is the new normal.
Our Town by Thorton Wilder Directed by Dr. Sarah McCarroll Runs Wednesday, Feb. 24, to Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Center for Art and Theatre Thornton Wilder’s Our Town shows the moments – small and large – that combine to make up the lives in an American town. From birth and school years, through courting and marriage, to death and, ultimately, the constants that remain when we are gone, the play reminds us to pay attention to the little things, because time moves quickly and tomorrow is not promised to us.
Slingsong by Jim Magnuson Directed by Nicholas Newell, Produced by Mical Whitaker Runs Wednesday, April 21, to Sunday, April 25, in the Center for Art and Theatre Commissioned to perform in New York at the 50th Anniversary of the Lincoln Center summer series in 2021, Slingsong is a musical play adapted loosely from the biblical story of David and Goliath.