NewFest 2013: Catatonia
By Dan Robert, BA Theatre Studies '13, Winner of the Rod Parker Playwriting Fellowship*
Directed by Joe Antoun
In a chaotic but cozy apartment, a young woman named Molly is deep in a quarter-life crisis. When she is unexpectedly visited by ghosts of the literary past, she is forced to reckon head-on with the sad state of her disintegrating marriage, her sexually manipulative affair, and her cosmically twisted spiral downward.
Jackie Liebergott Black Box (Directions)
March 21–24, 2013
Thursday, March 21: 8:00 pm
Friday, March 22: 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 23: 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Sunday, March 24: 2:00 pm
Approximate running time: 80 minutes with no intermission
Tickets: $12 General Audience, $8 Emerson Community
|Playwright, Rod Parker Playwriting Fellow||Dan Robert|
|Scenic Designer||Katie Burkhart|
|Costume Designer||Sarie Gessner|
|Lighting Designer||Jaimie Curran|
|Sound Designer||Joshua Klein|
|Stage Manager||Kevin Ignatius Dwyer|
Each year, a selection of NewFest submissions are presented as staged readings, providing playwrights an opportunity to work with student directors and actors to further develop his/her play.
Greene Theater (Directions)
March 27 and 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27: 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 28: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Free and open to the general public
Readings on Wednesday, March 27:
A Touch of Stars
by Lina Benich, BFA Stage/Production Management '16
Right There With Me
by Bryan Curran, BA Theatre Education '13
by Jamie Hovis, BA Theatre Studies '14
by Allison Raynor, BA Theatre Education: Performance '16
by Robin Goldberg, BA Theatre Studies: Playwriting '15
Readings on Thursday, March 28:
Lady Liberty's Fall
by Lilliana Winkworth, BA Theatre Studies: Performance '13
Mr. Dog's Long Journey Home
by Nash Hightower, BFA Acting '14
The Grad Party
by Leandro Benzaquin, BFA Writing, Literature, and Publishing '13
And a special reading of Halloween by Griffin "Griff" O'Brien.
Griff, a Visual and Media Arts student, was a celebrated member of the Emerson community, who sadly passed away this summer. Read more about Griff »
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Academy Fight Song involves PA alumni, faculty
in world-premiere production at Boston Center for the Arts.
Kinky Boots actor comes home.
Following a stint on Broadway, Lauren Chapman '12 returns to Boston in the Tony award-winning show's national tour.
Assistant Professor Christina Marin recieves service learning innovation grant
to support collaboration between Emerson's Theatre Education graduate program and ¡ACCIÓN! Community Theater (ACT) in Hyde Square.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!