Theater Special Events

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS -- NOV. 14


Saturday, November 14 at 2 p.m.

NAVIGATING THE WORLD
Roundtable with TPST Alumni

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE

 

 

 

 

 


Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m.

(D)PAC TO THE FUTURE
Alumni Cabaret and Tributes

Hold onto your seats, we are sending you (D)PAC to the future! This cabaret-style event features a reunion gathering of our alumni from the first 10 years of the Davis Performing Arts Center. Our distinguished, diversely talented, and multifaceted alums will reprise highlights from early TPST seasons, pay tributes to their college memories, and present new visions, including scenes, songs, dance, and more. This event is offered in conjunction with the ticketed 4 p.m. performance of War with the Newts. Come ready to reminisce about the past, celebrate the present, and imagine the future!

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE


Monday, September 7 at 8 p.m.

PAGE-TO-STAGE FESTIVAL AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
A staged reading
Pandemopium
By Connor Rohan (COL ‘16)
Directed by Prof. Maya E. Roth

A small opium poppy farm straddles the base of a mountain in Afghanistan’s rural Kandahar Province. Under threat of destruction by a rootin’-tootin’ Afghan Lieutenant, landowner Ashraf Amini’s poppies can only be saved with the resurrection of a dead Talib and opium trafficker; with the Taliban demanding a harvest, Ashraf has no choice but to transform a seemingly impossible problem. Fast-paced, complex, and thrilling, this startling play dramatizes the impossible situation of an opium farmer squeezed between the Afghan Army and the Taliban. Winner of the Donn. B. Murphy One-Acts Award, Pandemopium fuses drama and comedy, poetry and politics. Developed in Georgetown University’s Hope Playwriting Seminar, taught by Christine Evans.

JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TERRACE GALLERY
FREE
Visit kennedy-center.org for details.


Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m.

Preview: War with the Newts
Part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival

Prof. Natsu Onoda Power and students involved in her world premiere adaptation at Georgetown of Karel Čapek's War with the Newts will present a sneak preview at the Czech Embassy. The Mutual Inspirations Festival this year celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of Czech author Čapek.

EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Visit mutualinspirations.org for details.


LABORATORY FOR GLOBAL PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS
Friday, December 4 at 8 p.m.
Ping Chong + Company

Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

Written by Ping Chong and Sara Zatz, with Ryan Conarro in collaboration with the performers: Tiffany Yasmin Abdelghani, Ferdous Dehqan, Kadin Herring, Amir Khafagy and Maha Syed
Directed by Ping Chong

Beyond Sacred is an interview-based theatre production exploring the diverse experiences of Muslim communities within New York City. The five cast members vary in many ways, but share the common experience of coming of age in a post-9/11 NYC at a time of increasing Islamophobia. Participants come from a mix of of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and include young men and women that reflect a wide range of Muslim identities, including those who have converted to Islam, those who were raised Muslim, but have since left the faith, those who identify as “culturally” Muslim, and those who are observant on a daily basis. Beyond Sacred is part of Ping Chong + Company’s Undesirable Elements project, an oral history theater project exploring issues of culture, identity, and difference in the lives of individuals in specific communities. The goal of Beyond Sacred is to use theater and personal testimony to foster greater understanding among Muslim and non-Muslim communities in New York and beyond. The New York Times called Beyond Sacred "...an exercise in empathy, not polemics: a lesson in human understanding, drawn from real lives."

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
$18 general | $15 faculty, staff, alumni | $5 student