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22-23 TE Season

Theater Emory Season 2022-2023

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The Park: An Expressionist Fable by Caitlin Hargraves

Director: Caitlin Hargraves

Performances: Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2022 at 6:30 pm.; Oct. 1 &2 at 2 pm.

Location/venue: Outdoors at the Campus Life Pavilion on Emory’s Atlanta campus.  

Overview/description: The Park: an expressionist fable, a site-specific devised work created by faculty member Caitlin Hargraves in collaboration with Emory students.  The piece is inspired by a Frank Wedekind novella, "Mine HaHa: Or on the Bodily Education of Young Girls," and will incorporate the movement and musical talents of the cast. A dash of pageant wagon in an expressionist nightmare, The Park follows seven young women as they navigate their creative yet restrictive and mysterious education. Directed by Caitlin Hargraves.  

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Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying by Jessica Huang 

Director: Melissa Foulger 

Performances: Oct. 27, 28, 29, 30 and Nov. 2, 3, 4, & 5 at 7:30 pm; Oct. 31 & Nov. 6 at 5 pm. 

Location/venue: Mary Gray Munroe Theater, AMUC 

Overview/Description:Transmissions in Advance of the Second Great Dying tells an epic tale of grief and global warming through the intersecting lives of Earth’s human and non-human inhabitants in 2045. Katrina and her unborn baby head north in search of snow; Hugo seeks purpose in a world without resources; and after a series of unnatural events, recently widowed Carla is swept into a cosmic relationship with an ageless being that challenges her understanding of time and extinction. Together with a young lynx and a swarm of locusts, their journeys become transmissions of hope and loss against the backdrop of planetary collapse.   

 

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Staged Reading

An American Animal by Katherine Gwynn  

Director: Addae Moon 

Performances: Nov. 5 at 2 pm 

Location/venue: Theater Lab, Schwartz Center 

Overview/Description: Chloe is a black girl who wants to be a wolf biologist when she grows up. Willa is a trans girl who’s trying to learn guitar to pass the time in Wyoming. Paz is a forest ranger, a woman who’s been watching the wolves for decades. The Hunter is a white man who wants to kill a wolf. And Jack is a jackalope who tries not to get shot. All five of them spend a summer in and around Yellowstone, watching the wolves, waiting with bated breath until summer ends—and the wolf hunting season begins.  

 

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Staged Reading 

Bloom Bloom Pow by Genevieve Simon  

Director: Wanyu Yang

Performances: Nov. 6 at 2 pm 

Location/venue: Theater Lab, Schwartz Center 

Overview/Description: A climate-doom-comedy.  

Mag feels stuck in their small Midwestern hometown, facing an underwhelming queer scene and an overwhelming mother. Beneath the office politics and interpersonal struggles on their daily life, a terrifying ancient being rises from the depth of The Lake to take its rightful place. Featuring a diverse cast of organisms (human, aquatic, dead horse), Bloom Bloom Pow explores what it means to be alive in the face of impending climate doom and asks who will inherit the Earth after we have self-destructed (things are looking good for algae.)  

 

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Our Town (Multilingual) by Thornton Wilder

with translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin

Performances: February 16 - March 2

Our Town centers on a small New Hampshire town Grover's Corners at the turn of the century, using minimalist production values to track the simply daily lives of the town's inhabitants as they fall in love, marry, and die. The work premiered at New Jersey's McCarter Theater in 1938 before eventually coming to Broadway the same year, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In addition to a 1940 film adaptation and 1955, 1977, 1989, and 2003 TV broadcasts, Our Town has become a favorite of regional and community theatres as well as schools.

 

Britney Approximatelyan original play (with music) created by Emory Playwriting Fellow Megan Tabaque.

Perfirmances: April 6 - 16  

Description: Britney Approximately is a Pop-Greek-Tragedy inspired by Euripedes’ Medea and the Spears’ conservatorship controversy in which a young pop star is imprisoned by her TV host father, King Creon, begs begs a paparazzo to help her escape. Does the paparazzi  have the guts to make it happen? What will Creon do to maintain his control? How far will the damsel go to make herself heard? Equal parts music video, fever dream, and hero’s journey, Britney Approximately asks questions about the god-like status and precarity of celebrity, the isolation of both fame and the pandemic, and the trials required of a goddess to reclaim her power.  

 

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