A spring playwriting festival in its 20th season, New Visions, New Voices will present one performance each of a variety of full-length plays written by students graduating from the Division of Theatre. Directors include guest artists as well as faculty and students. Each performance will be followed by an audience discussion session with the playwright, director and actors. The festival is produced by SMU Associate Professor and Head of Theatre Studies Gretchen Smith.
The plays are as follows:
March 21, 8 p.m.: "Implications of a Mix CD" – "It's about this girl, and these boys, and the feelings of love, and mix-CDs, and how things can exist before we ever have words to describe them."
March 22, 2 p.m.: "2020" – A fast-paced political drama laced with comedy, about an accomplished congresswoman who falls into scandal after winning the 2020 presidential election.
March 22, 8 p.m.: "La Lluvia" – Two lovers search for each other and along the way discover la belleza, the limitations and meaning of magic.
March 23, 2 p.m.: "How To Cook For One Person" – A heartwarming Southern comedy about a pastor's wife struggling to redefine her life and faith after the sudden death of her husband.
March 23, 7:30 p.m.: "Westman Holloway" – Westman is commissioned by Bigfoot to head west and enslave the people there; it's about the doom of destiny, American history, and, maybe, love.
March 28, 8 p.m.: "Mutations" – A high school valedictorian living in the shadow of a successful father, burned-out brother and a stepmother just 10 years older than himself, discovers that the nuclear family has a half-life.
March 29, 2 p.m.: "Chrysalis Blue" – A dark poetic fairy tale about three siblings that explores limitations of love, causation and new uses for chairs.
March 29, 8 p.m.: "The Glass House" – The Glass family members fight for their lives and autonomy in the midst of delirium, disillusionment and vanity, as the world around them and the lives they've known shatter and dissolve.
For tickets or more information call 214.768.2787.