Cameron Noel, C'21

Recent graduate, Cameron Noel, puts lessons learned at Sewanee as a Theatre major and dance minor to use as a playwright.  Read more to find out how.

Stage Management Bootcamp

Guest artist and professional stage manager Jen Nelson Lane will lead a workshop with students about how to stage manage, and will give all students interested in performance a taste of how things run in a professional environment. The workshop is designed for students to take part both days, but students who are only available one day or the other are still welcome
Friday, Oct 7 2:00PM-5:00PM
Saturday, Oct 8 10:00AM-1:00PM
Tennessee Williams Center

Sense & Sensibility

Kate Hamill's mischievous stage adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Sense & Sensibility is directed by Sarah Hamilton, and runs October 26-30 at the Tennessee Williams Center.

New Plays in 2 Days!

Come see the work of playwrights, directors, and actors who had only 2 days to write, direct, and act in an original play.  There is only one performance on Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 at the Tennessee Williams Center.  Sorting assignments start on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Tennessee Williams Center.

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

Presented by Theater/Sewanee and directed by Emily K. Harrison, The Revolutionists will ran February 24-27 at Proctor Hill Theatre in the Tennessee Williams Center. 

Things We Will Miss

THINGS WE WILL MISS is a demonstration of what we've been working on in the Devising Lab: Theatremaking for the 21st Century. The performance is a collage of collaboratively created scenes, moments, and monologues speaking to one of the most pressing issues of our time: the Climate Crisis. The work is created and performed by Nathaniel Klein, Emily K. Harrison, Emma Miller, Mary Emily Morris, and Kalia Thompson.

Dancewise: Spark!

The Department of Theatre & Dance presents Dancewise: Spark!, a dance production with choreography and performances by students, faculty, and guest artists, under the artistic direction of Courtney World at the Tennessee Williams Center's Proctor Hill Theatre in the fall semester of 2021.  Spark! features the choreography of guest artist Jean Appolon, artistic director of Jean Appolon Expressions, a Boston-based contemporary dance company deeply rooted in Haitian folkloric culture. 

Eurydice

Theatre Sewanee presents Eurydice, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Nathaniel Klein to be performed at the Tennessee Williams Center during the spring of 2021.

Much Ado About Nothing

William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing was performed in Angel Park (across from the Blue Chair) at on April 19, 20, & 21.  This performance was a 1690s-meets-1960s, Muppet-y take on this classic romantic comedy!  

Hamlet

In this classic Shakespeare tragedy, Prince Hamlet contemplates life, death, sanity, love, and revenge after the death of his father, the king of Denmark. This production directed by James Crawford ran October 22-October 31, 2021.  View the video montage compiled by Carmen Momplet.

Men on Boats

In the first unmasked/totally vaccinated theatre production since the start of the pandemic, an ensemble of twelve Sewanee students performed Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus outdoors at Angel Park May 5-9.  The performances were well-attended, and well-received.  Men On Boats is the story of Major John Wesley Powell and the nine men who accompanied him on the first government-sanctioned expedition of the Green and Colorado Rivers in 1869. A unique aspect of the play is that Backhaus asks that the cast be made up entirely by people who are not cisgender white males. Why? Historically, they got to tell all the stories. Backhaus makes room for the rest of us. 

Dancewise: 2020

November 4-7, 2020.
DanceWise: Sensational is a dance concert produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance, with artistic direction by Associate Professor of Dance Courtney World. Student performances are featured in choreography by students, faculty, and guest choreographer Aaron Allen Jr., former visiting assistant professor of Dance.

Performance of Molière's "Scapin"

Theatre/Sewanee will present Moliere's farce, SCAPIN, Wednesday thru Saturday, October 14-17, at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee, October 18, at 2 p.m.  Due to COVID restrictions, audience size will be limited to 35 and no one will be admitted without a reservation. In addition, all audience members should be masked.

Please Stand by for Further Instruction

An accountant fights off a home invasion with the help of his husband's spy agency.  A radio play written & directed by theater student, Dakota Collins, starring Emma Miller, Tristan Ketcham, and Jackson Harwell. 

 

 

Lo Stronzo

The Sewanee Student Theatre Board presented a student-written, student-directed performance in the commedia dell’arte tradition.  Slapsticks, masks, double entendres, schemes, and disguises all culminate in a night of laughs and levity at Angel Park in downtown Sewanee on September 30 and October 1 of 2020.  

Written and directed by Finn Gallagher, Cast: Kristopher Kennedy, Nathaniel Klein, Patrick McQuaid, Emma Miller, Grace Parkhill, Dillon Sheehan, Lang Phillipi, and Finn Gallagher. Costumes by Emma Miller and Masks by Emma Miller, Nathaniel Klein, and Lang Phillipi. 

Ugly Lies The Bone

UGLY LIES THE BONE is the story of a newly discharged soldier, Jess Knox, who has finally returned to her Florida hometown. She brings with her vivid memories of her tour in Afghanistan that have left her physically and emotionally scarred. Jess soon realizes that things at home have changed even more than she has.

The American Shakespeare Center Comes to Sewanee

The American Shakespeare Center’s 2020 National Tour comes the University of the South from February 6-February 8, 2020.

The TWC Presents: STIFF

STIFF is the hit fast-paced comedy about moving slow that has been an award-winning audience favorite at festivals, conferences, and theatres across the country.

DanceWise: Backwards in High Heels

The Department of Theatre and Dance presents DanceWise: Backwards in High Heels, Friday through Sunday, November 22-24, 2019 at the Tennessee Williams Center’s Proctor Hill Theatre.

The Prophetess

Guerry Auditorium Thursday, October 24th, 6pm and 7pm (30-minute run-time) The Prophetess will take you on a musical journey into the afterlife . . . and beyond!

Our Country's Good

On October 10, Sewanee’s department of Theatre & Dance will open their 2019-2020 mainstage season with Our Country’s Good, an Olivier Award-winning play by Timberlake Wertenbaker.