2015-2016 Season

Theater Emory is the resident professional company where undergraduates work alongside professional theater artists, producing classics with a fresh approach and innovative new work.

October 1-10, 2015


By Zhu Yi
Directed by Janice Akers

            What does love look like?
            A giant stone full of craters
            A body covered by hickeys
            An apple waiting for a wound

Returning to Emory as a full production following a successful staged reading during the Spring 2015 Global Voices festival, I AM A MOON explores how Eastern and Western cultures search for intimacy and how perceptions of the body influence self-image.

Theater Lab, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

November 5-15, 2015

The Meantime:
A Time-Traveling Radio Spectacle

Welcome to The Meantime, the space between what has passed and what will be. It is a place of mystery and imagination, from the grotesque to the sublime, where yesteryear meets tomorrowland. This time-traveling variety show delivers live radio plays, song and dance, horrors and vaudeville in equal measure. So sit back and let your mind relax, sip a cup of joe or hot chocolate, and spring forward to the past. We will see you soon…in the Meantime.

Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center

January 26-February 14, 2016

Brave New Works 2016

Festival of new play readings and exploratory workshops presented by the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory

Theater Lab, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

March 31-April 10, 2016

As You Like It

Theater Emory launches its yearlong celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with the great romantic comedy, As You Like It. As one character famously asks, “Can one desire too much of a good thing?” We think not so we are running two versions in repertory:

All MALE cast directed by Tim McDonough
All FEMALE cast directed by Jan Akers

Questions of love, trust, identity and gender abound. “Love is merely a madness,” but there is no cure until we arrive at the play’s magical ending.

Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center

Special Events:

Music from the Stage and Screen
February 27, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
with the Emory Wind Ensemble, Paul Bhasin, Conductor
William Walton, Suite from Henry V | Narrator: Tim McDonough, Theater Emory
Aaron Copland, The Red Pony | Narrator: John Ammerman, Theater Emory
Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

Shakespeare Birthday Celebration
April 23, 2016, Noon to Midnight
Theater Emory hosts a vibrant celebration of Shakespeare's life and work during a 12-hour tribute featuring performances, refreshments, and ample merriment!
Schwartz Center, Theater Lab and other campus locations