Release date: December 6, 2006
Senior showcase features diverse theatre performance styles
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, 770-499-3417
KENNESAW, GA — Kennesaw State University students in the theatre and performance studies senior seminar in modernism and post-modernism will perform a collection of experimental plays at 8 p.m. on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 in the Studio Theater in the Joe Mack Wilson Building. Audiences will be exposed to a variety of performance styles as 14 students deliver their interpretations of the notion of “displacement,” the theme of the seminar. Each evening will feature seven different solo performances created by the students themselves.
The idea of displacement, according Dr. Jane Barnette, who coordinated the showcase, was driven partly by Hurricane Katrina, but students also were asked to think about the abstract concept of displacement, such as displacement from one’s body or from one’s culture, when they crafted their pieces. The result is a series of student-driven creations that will give audiences the opportunity to experience student voices first hand.
Since the performances include themes and language which may not be appropriate to all audiences, Barnette recommends the event for adults only. Admission is free but seating is limited, so guests are advised to you arrive early. Each evening’s performance lasts one hour and does not include intermission.
For directions or additional information, call 770-423-6650.
Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20,000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.