Black Theatre Ensemble 2016-17 season

Thursday-Saturday, October 13-15 at 8 p.m. 
Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m. 
Wednesday-Saturday, October 19-22 at 8 p.m.

(student-produced event) 
Black Theatre Ensemble and The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society 
An American Daughter 
Written by Wendy Wasserstein 
Directed by Caitlin Ouano (COL ’17) 
Produced by Carmen Livesay (COL ’17)

Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes is nominated to be the next Surgeon General of the United States, and it appears to be a certainty. However, one small misstep in an interview casts her whole nomination in doubt, as Lyssa helplessly watches the media shatter her privacy, her career, and her world. In this DC political drama, the ever incisive Wendy Wasserstein attempts to explore how, when it comes to a career in the public eye, “a woman’s life is all about boundaries.”



Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m. 
Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. 
Thursday-Saturday, April 6-8 at 8 p.m. 

(student-produced event)
Black Theatre Ensemble 
Written by Lauren Yee 
Directed by Cristina M. Ibarra (COL ’17) 
Produced by Will Blanchette (COL ’18)

Lexi’s freshman year in college is off to a great start: there’s a serial murderer with a hook for a hand lurking around campus, her roommate’s an alcoholic, and that blood stain on her jacket just keeps getting bigger. In this parody of the slasher genre, one freshman girl learns what it means to confront her problems – and sometimes, it just means looking them right in the hook. This production is offered in repertory with Nomadic Theatre’s spring show, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Contains violent imagery.


Dates and venues TBA

BTE Coffeehouses

The Black Theatre Ensemble’s season will also include a series of their signature coffeehouses in venues across the campus. These popular open-mic events provide a forum for students to express self and share perspectives through song, dance, and poetry, while enjoying free food and coffee!