Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic: all Theatre Program performances and public events for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester have been canceled. Thank you for your understanding!
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By Jordan Harrison
October 312, 2019
A time traveling talisman and a 10-year-old boy create a theatrical tour-de-force in The Grown-Up, an impressionistic, free-associating series of narrative vignettes written by Pulitzer prize nominated playwright, Jordan Harrison (Marjorie Prime, Maple and Vine). The Grown-Up is a fairytale about the elusive quality of time—a perception that intensifies with age—and about the power of imagination. A funny, moving, and magical comedy-drama directed by visiting guest artist, Kate Eminger.mode="theatre-productions-index" Gallery
November 2224, 2019
Short student-written, directed, designed, and acted plays by budding young playwrights and directors!
All Tickets $3 (available only at the door one hour before show-time)
Want to be involved as a writer, actor, director or designer? Find out more!
By Sam Chanse
December 67, 2019
The UR International Theatre Program commissions a new work for the theatre from award-winning playwright, Sam Chanse. Funded by alumna, Natalie Hurst ‘74, and developed over the course of the semester with students and director, Nigel Maister, Chanse’s play will have a staged reading at the end of the Fall semester in preparation for a full production in Spring 2020.mode="theatre-productions-index"
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
February 27March 7, 2020
2016 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play, Everybody, comes to Todd in Spring 2020. This unconventional, and eye-opening contemporary riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living. “Provocative and wildly funny,” (Huffpost) Everybody “fills the heart in a new and unexpected way” (The New Yorker). A must-see!mode="theatre-productions-index" Gallery
March 2021, 2020
Celebrate extraordinary performers from all disciplines in this UR’s-Got Talent-format evening of student artists. This year (the 18th incarnation) our edition concentrates on hip-hop in all its glorious incarnations!
FREE and open to all! (Tickets are first-come-first-served at the door, one hour before showtime)
Interested in participating? Find out more!
By Sam Chanse
April 23May 2, 2020
The UR International Theatre Program presents the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for the theatre from award-winning playwright, Sam Chanse. Funded by alumna, Natalie Hurst ‘74, and developed over the course of the Fall ’19 semester with students and director, Nigel Maister, Chanse’s play becomes the 5th new work commissioned as part of this groundbreaking initiative.mode="theatre-productions-index"