Senior Recitals

All theater majors are required to produce a senior recital as the culmination of their studies in the theater department. Students are responsible for managing all production aspects for their senior recital, often working with other students to fill production roles. A recital may take many different forms, for example the production of an original piece (KOLO), a selection of one acts (for example, Discovery Channels), or a deeper involvement in a Mainstage production (for example, Hillary Knox’s stage management and other duties in HONK!).

  • No Exit – Phil Weaver-Stoesz, December 2012

    The play is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. It is the source of Sartre’s especially famous and often misinterpreted quotation “L’enfer, c’est les autres” or “Hell is other people”, a reference to Sartre’s ideas about the look and the perpetual ontological struggle […]

  • Hephzibah – Adriel Santiago, April 2011

    This show was created, conceptualized, written and performed by Adriel Santiago (’11). “Why Revelation? I am well aware that his is not a text generally considered for a senior recital. Besides that face that it is the Bible, it is Revelation! Are you mad at the world and feel like you need to pronounce doom […]

  • Twilight Los Angeles, 1992 – Meg Kennell, Dec. 2010

    Anna Deavere Smith’s one-woman docu-play “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992″ is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.’s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl […]

  • Scenes from Mary Rose – Kristina Mast, Nov. 2010

    “Mary Rose” tells the lyrical, stirring story of a girl who disappears only to return mysteriously with no memory of time passed, setting off a heartbreaking and thrilling course of events. Featuring Billy Funk, Maryn Munley, Kristina Mast (’11), Patrick Maxwell, Josh Hofer and Jay Mast. Directed by Meg Kennell.   Contact: Doug L Caskey, […]

  • Two Rooms – Jenna Grubaugh, Sept. 2010

    by Lee Blessing: featuring Jenna Grubaugh - sr, Phil Stoesz - jr, Stephanie Hollenberg - jr, Lucas Nafziger - jr. Directed by Grace Swartzendruber ('09).

  • As I Am – Angie Noah, Sept. 2009

    This show is made up of scenes from Cinderella: A Politically Correct Fairytale by James Finn Garner, Reflecting Beauty by Angie Noah (’10) and Pig Fat by Neil LaBute. In her recital Angie explores and addresses the idea of self beauty in relationship to society’s view of beauty. This show is a culmination of personal […]

  • Saint Plays selected for KCACTF

    The Saint Plays (2008) participated in the regions Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival

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