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Theater Emory is Exploring...

...Identity

...Technology

...New plays                             

...Shakespeare

...The Cosmos

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

September 26-October 6, 2013

I am not that I play (gender and disguise)

Theater Lab, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

In five of Shakespeare’s plays, heroines disguise themselves as young men. These “breeches” roles will be the focus of an investigation into identity and confusion, fidelity and betrayal, freedom and constraint, appearance and reality, and the urge both to conceal and to reveal oneself. 

Featuring excerpts from As You Like It, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and Two Gentleman of Verona

November 14-24. 2013

Macbeth

Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center

Shakespeare’s tragedy of ambition unfolds in a timeless world that combines modern technology with raw Scottish history. Theater Emory throws new light on the dark psychology of Macbeth to reveal the desperate wants that drive our bloody acts.

January 23, 2014

Harabel by Gypsee Yo

Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center

Jonida Beqo--known on the slam poetry scene as Gypsee Yo--boasts international awards and critical praise. Featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment” and at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Series, Beqo, the 2008 Southern Queen of Slam, intertwines theatre, dance and poetry to tell her dynamic personal journey from Albanian refugee to American resident. A compelling personal journey told through a passionate, riveting performance.

Free; reservations requested.

January 28-February 16, 2014

Brave New Works

Theater Lab, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

This year's Brave New Works festival explores the process of adapting Pulitzer prize winning poetry, staging oral traditions from one of America's most isolated communities, telling the life and times of Florence Nightingale, and bringing many more fascinating stories to the stage. Playwrights, adaptors, composers, and dramaturgs will be in residence at Emory to work on these plays in development, with a combined company of student and professional actors. 

Free; reservations requested. Reservations can be made by calling the Arts at Emory box office at 404-727-5050.

April 3-13, 2014

Free/Fall: Explorations of Inner and Outer Space

Mary Gray Munroe Theater, Dobbs University Center

A performance project that begins with the notion of a man falling 24 miles from space and the impulse to “go ahead and jump.” Theater Emory collaborates with choreographers George Staib and Lori Teague and composer Kendall Simpson to explore human nature, risk, relationships, flight, and how like the forces of the cosmos we can be.

“We ourselves are built of star stuff.”—Carl Sagan, Cosmos