TRDA 2014-2015 MainStage Season

2015-2015 Season
April 28, 2014

Vanishing Point
a verse novel by Jeri Kroll adapted for the stage by Leslie Jacobson
Directed by Leslie Jacobson

An adaptation of a verse novel by the same name. The play is about a college-aged young woman, bright and high achieving, but in conflict with herself and her family. The story is uniquely told through some really beautiful language; and it is one that college students and their families can particularly relate to.

Urinetown: The Musical

Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis
Directed by Muriel Von Villas. Musical Director Patrick O’Donnell

This musical satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. The show also parodies musicals such as The Cradle Will Rock and Les Misérables, and the Broadway musical itself as a form. In reverse pantomime style, the unconventional plotline shatters audience expectations of a somewhat pleasant ending. The character of Bobby Strong was included on New York Theatre Monthly's list of "The 100 Greatest Roles in Musical Theatre".

DanceWorks Fall 2014

Director tbd

Featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty as well as student choreographers.

The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek

by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Jodi Kanter

Dalton Chance is 15 years old and an open book. Pace Creagan, aged 17, is fearless and feared, and to Dalton, she's irresistible. A poetic, Depression-era play by a prize-winning writer; a coming-of-age story with a wicked twist that reaches into the depths of a nation and asks what lies beneath.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

by Burt Royal
Directed by Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang

An "unauthorized parody," the play imagines characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts as teenagers. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sexual relations and identity are among the issues covered in this drama.

DanceWorks Spring 2015

Director tbd

Featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists and faculty as well as student choreographers.