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DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 SEASON FEATURING GRADUATE  M.F.A. STUDENTS

The Department of Theatre’s 2022-23 Subscription Season will feature four plays, all written or directed by M.F.A. Graduate candidates in fulfillment of their M.F.A. theses. The season includes classic, contemporary, and new plays, as well as a faculty directed musical, that celebrate the diverse perspectives of our students as they explore timely issues and timeless themes. Join our mailing list to get updates when tickets become available.

General auditions for the Fall 2022 productions will be April 10 and 11, 2022 and the Department welcomes theatre majors and non-majors from all backgrounds to audition in accordance with our recently adopted Inclusive Casting Resolution.  >Learn more about the Fall Auditions.

Michael Riha, Professor and Chair, says “Our students have patiently waited out this pandemic while honing their skills on a number of unique projects—this includes the entire cohort, actors, designers, playwrights, and directors. However, they are extremely excited to be producing live theatre for our Northwest Arkansas and U of A campus community audience members."

The 2022-23 Subscription Season

This Bitch - Esta Sangre Quiero

By M.F.A. Playwright Adrienne Dawes
Music by Eric Johnson
Lyrics by Adrienne Dawes & Lope de Vega (adapted by khattieq)
Directed by guest director Estefanía Fadul
September 30 – October 9  (University Theatre)

When Diana, a ruthless and power-hungry Pilates influencer learns that her social media manager Teodoro is hooking up with her makeup artist Madeinusa, it sparks bitter jealousy. Even though it would be social suicide for her to date someone with zero followers, Diana finds herself falling hard for the smooth-talking Teodoro . . . but if she can’t have him, no one can!

A big, bawdy, bilingual Gen Z comedy inspired by Lope de Vega’s Golden Age comedy El perro del hortelano, (The Dog in the Manger), This Bitch - Esta Sangre Quiero explores the lives of the instafamous and their entourage.

God of Carnage

By Yasmina Reza
Directed by M.F.A. Candidate Huan Bui
November 11-20 (University Theatre)

Two high-strung couples meet one evening for a civil conversation concerning a playground altercation between their young sons. As the rum freely flows, what starts out politely and politically correct becomes pugilistic and anything but correct. A comically explosive look at the complexity of human behavior and what happens when the gloves come off.

Hedda Gabler 

By Henrik Ibsen
Directed by M.F.A. Candidate Lacy Post
February 17 - 26 (University Theatre)

“You find it so hard to accept that a young girl might...want – just a little peek in at a world which – which she is not permitted to know anything about at all. Nothing!”  —Hedda Gabler

Untitled Student Nursing Play

By M.F.A. Playwright Sarah Loucks
Directed by Professor Amy Herzberg
March 3-12, 2023 (Global Campus Black Box Theatre)

From hematomas to mimosas, this new play explores the lives of five sophomore, pre-nursing students taking a human anatomy class. On consecutive Sunday afternoons, they gather in the library to chug red-bull and study the anatomy of the body, all while navigating the anatomy of a changing world.

Musical Title Coming Soon!

Directed by Professor Morgan Hicks
Musical direction by Professor Jason Burrow
April 14-23, 2023 (University Theatre)

Patience is a virtue.  As we await rights to the musical title, we can’t wait to bring you another magnificent musical to close out our season in the Spring of 2023!

The 2022-203 Student Spotlight Series

In addition to these subscription offerings additional work will be showcased in our Student Spotlight Series, which features student driven projects and work coming out of our classroom labs. These typically include an exciting mix of ten-minute plays, late night cabarets, studio shows, and one-person shows—come find out what our students are cooking up! Sign up for our mailing list to get updated on all our offerings.

For more information, visit the Department of Theatre or email theatre@uark.edu

ATTENTION

ADA Assistance

If you would like to attend a University Theatre ticketed production and need mobility or auditory/sign language assistance, please contact amicheel@uark.edu at least 2 weeks prior to the date of your desired performance.

Season Selection Process

The Department of Theatre Season Selection Process is designed to more fully engage with all of the student-body and faculty. Please click here to learn more about the  season structure, the process, and to find our application form.

Student Resources

Student Handbook

Read the student handbook here.

Free Student Tickets

All University of Arkansas students are eligible for FREE or discounted tickets to Dept of Theatre productions. Please note that if you are seeing a production to fulfill a THTR class requirement, you MUST reserve your ticket using the code provided by your instructor in order to ensure you receive credit for attending the show. 

All Theatre Majors can see each show at no charge.  This single ticket is NOT transferable to someone else if you are involved with or otherwise unable to see a show. Tickets for majors must be reserved online using the appropriate promo code. If you do not know this code, please email tickets@uark.edu to request it. To reserve these tickets, complete the following steps.

  1. Click the TICKETS button on the far left side of the page.

  2. Select the production title.

  3. Enter number of tickets (limit 1) and choose performance date.

  4. Enter the Promo Code into the prompt on the right.  

    Note: This must be done BEFORE leaving this screen.

  5. Select Delivery Method (Print at Home or Box Office Will Call).

  6. Select correct discount (ticket price) and add tickets to Cart.

  7. Choose to LOG IN, CREATE ACCOUNT, or SKIP LOGIN AND PROCEED TO CHECKOUT (located underneath the Log In option).

  8. Enter contact information, check box agreeing to Terms & Conditions, and click FINALIZE ORDER.

If there are any issues reserving your ticket online, please email tickets@uark.edu

Students who are enrolled in a qualifying Theatre class will be given a promotional code in order to reserve two free tickets to each Department of Theatre production. This includes both Mainstage and Second Stage productions. Class tickets must be reserved online using the promo code given to each class. If you do not know your code, please contact your instructor. To reserve these tickets, complete the following steps.

  1. Click the TICKETS button on the far left side of the page.

  2. Select the production title.

  3. Enter number of tickets (limit 2) and choose performance date.

  4. Enter the Promo Code given by your instructor into the prompt on the right.  Note: This must be done BEFORE leaving this screen.

  5. Select Delivery Method (Print at Home or Box Office Will Call).

  6. Select correct discount (ticket price) and add tickets to Cart.

  7. Choose to LOG IN, CREATE ACCOUNT, or SKIP LOGIN AND PROCEED TO CHECKOUT (located underneath the Log In option).

  8. Enter contact information, check box agreeing to Terms & Conditions, and click FINALIZE ORDER.

If there are any issues reserving tickets online, please email tickets@uark.edu

Tickets for all students are $5 each for weekend performance (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).  $5 student tickets may be purchased by the TICKETS button on the far left side of the page, or at the box office 90 minutes before the performance. This includes U of A students, students at other area colleges, and children under 18.

In addition, U of A students also get FREE tickets for Wednesday and Thursday performances.  Please note that students must reserve FREE tickets by emailing tickets@uark.edu. These cannot be reserved online. Emails should include name, student ID number, performance date, and whether they want one or two tickets. 


Other Resources

The following services are available to our students at no extra cost. 

 Located on the lowest level of Mullins Library, directly north of the Fine Arts Center. The library contains written materials, as well as audio and video recordings, pertaining to Theatre, Music, Dance, and Film. (479) 575-5517 or av@uark.edu

https://libraries.uark.edu/av/

Watch Broadway plays and musicals streamed directly to your computer or mobile device.

Please email jburrow@uark.edu to request the department login information. 

https://www.broadwayhd.com/index.php

Partners with BBC, Filmakers Library, and Royal Shakespeare Company, and more to give students access to a wide range of video recordings related to the performing arts.

This service is free and there is no sign up or login necessary.

https://search.alexanderstreet.com/avon

Streaming for 100s of contemporary feature films and documentaries, including most of the Criterion Collection of World Cinema.

Sign up for a FREE account with your uark email.

http://uark.kanopystreaming.com/

Award-winning productions, behind-the-scenes insights and thousands of time-saving resources for ELA and Theatre.

https://edu.digitaltheatreplus.com