The Drama Department is thrilled to be planning a production of the evocative and unconventional play: 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane. It is expected, unless restrictions change in the mean time, that this production will be presented on the University Theatre stage.
Please be advised that 4.48 Psychosis includes themes of mental illness and suicide.
This devised piece is a modern exploration of the Judaistic and Christain creationism lore in regards to Lilith, Adam, Eve, and Lucifer. We will tell the story of Lily, as she goes through the trials and tribulations of her close relationships with people in her town. Modern-day struggles with Feminism and sexuality arise for her while dealing with homophobia, expectations of women, and love.
Isolatrix exists in a world not unlike our own, where people are trapped within cells, alone. Desperate for genuine connection in a technological world, will barriers be broken down so that we can finally reach one another? Isolatrix is an online devised piece of 4-5 performers that will examine the innate human need for connection when it seems all but impossible.
Written and Directed by: Jessica Syratt and Melanie Friesen
In Omnia Paratus lets audiences explore the age-old short answer essay question; “What would have happened if the tragic hero did/didn’t listen to their prophecy?” Philosophers, oracles, impending war, and supernatural floods are all coming your way, and it’s the audience’s job to choose what comes next. That’s right, this is a choose-your-own-adventure style greek tragedy! Including in-show polls and rapid-fire decision making, the audience is responsible for every move our tragic hero makes- and every outcome. Blending conventions of theatre old and new, explore first hand the themes of fault and regret, in a format that holds each audience member accountable for their input. With a possible different story for every night, In Omnia Paratus truly reflects the translation of it’s name; Ready for Anything.