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Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 83844-2008

Phone: 208-885-6465

Fax: 208-885-2558

Email: theatre@uidaho.edu

Web: Theatre Arts Department

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Current Department of Theatre Arts Season

The U of I Theatre Arts Department performs several captivating plays each season.

2021-2022 Theatre Season

"Stretched on Your Grave" by Carolyn Murray, MFA Candidate

Director: Toni Henderson-Mayers | Dramaturg: Elliott Folds

First Bite New Play Series | Zoom Reading

After burying her husband and seeing her grown daughter, Kate, off to a job overseas, Clare finds that the secret of her youth begins to haunt her with new intensity. She tries to escape by visiting her famous friend, Persephone, in New York. When a video of her singing goes viral, she retreats back home to drown in a bottle of vodka. Kate and Persephone arrive to intervene, and the three women together find a way to face a past that will no longer be ignored.

"Castlewood" by Bethany Paulsen, MFA Candidate

Director: Anna Marie-Brendel | Dramaturg: Robert Caisley

First Bite New Play Series | Zoom Reading

During the London Blitz of 1940, young Winifred is sent to join her sister in the English countryside to escape the horrors of the war. When she arrives, she encounters Edwin, a young eccentric boy, whose imagination and friendship provides her solace and companionship. They escape their reality by creating a world together in woods. Castlewood is a coming-of-age exploration of escapism, grief, and what it means to be happy.  

"Mr. Burns - A Post Electric Play" by Anne Washburn

Directed by Carly McMinn, MFA Candidate

This imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future. After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created. A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

"Into the Woods" music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | book by James Lapine

Directed by Jeremiah Downes, MFA Candidate | Kelly Quinnett, Acting Coach

  • 7:30 p.m., April 29, 30, May 7
  • 2 p.m. April 30, May 1, 8
  • Hartung Theatre, 625 Stadium Drive, Moscow
  • Tickets: $6 - $22 for public. Free for U of I students.

A cast of classic fairytale character's worlds entwine in this modern musical masterpiece by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Tony Award winner for best Book and Score of a Musical, Into the Woods finds a Baker and his wife, Jack, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, a Giant, and a Witch on a quest to find their "happily ever after." With a stirring score, this musical parable adventure is a powerful reflection on life's many twists and turns along the way that has never been more timely. Wishes will be granted, but at what cost?

Greenroom Chats

These virtual meetings bring experienced theatre professionals from around the world to our students via Zoom for revealing conversations about creativity and success in the real world. Previous presenters have included award-winning playwrights, performers, casting directors, puppet masters, company executives and others sharing their stories and wisdom. All Greenroom Chats begin at 1 p.m., Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted. If you would like to join us for a particular presentation, please request the Zoom link from the Department of Theatre Arts at theatre@uidaho.edu.

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Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 83844-2008

Phone: 208-885-6465

Fax: 208-885-2558

Email: theatre@uidaho.edu

Web: Theatre Arts Department

Map