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Cabaret Present
Cabaret! October 26-28, November 1-3

September 11, 2018
Sewanee’s Department of Theatre & Dance and the Department of Music are joining forces to present the classic musical Cabaret.

New Plays in 2 Days
New Plays in Two Days

August 31, 2018
Playwright, actors, and directors have 48 hours to write and prepare performances for you!

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2018-19 Sewanee theatre season

June 28, 2018
Announcing the 2018-19 season of theatre and dance—the 20th in the Tennessee Williams Center.

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The Hystericals - a play by Edith Freni

February 8, 2018
The Hystericals, a play by Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence Edith Freni, will be performed in the Studio Theater of the Tennessee Williams Center.

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Sewanee in England: A New Summer Program

January 24, 2018
A study of contemporary approaches to classic theatre, and Roman ruins in England focusing on London and Chester with side trips to York and Bath. The trip includes several visits to theatres in London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Chester, as well as several Roman ruins such as Hadrian’s Wall.

Crucible
The Crucible by Arthur Miller

January 18, 2018
Arthur Miller's classic, harrowing play about the Salem Witch Trials.

The Body Politic
The Body Politic: Dance Performance and Dialogue

January 3, 2018
The Department of Theatre of Dance presents The Body Politic: Dance Performance and Dialogue, Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Williams Center’s Proctor Hill Theatre.

DanceWise
DanceWise: Intersections - Dec. 7-10

November 10, 2017
DanceWise: Intersections is a performance of dances that relate to the broad notion of intersection between bodies, spaces, ideas, forces, time, or other elements.

TN Shorts
Tennessee Shorts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10

November 6, 2017
An evening of actors reading short fiction by Tennessee writers. Featuring the writing of Kevin Wilson, Erin McGraw, Tony Earley, Tiana Clark, and Elizabeth Spencer.

Every Brilliant Thing
"Every Brilliant Thing" An Unconventional One Person Play - October 28-29

October 17, 2017
The list began when he was seven, after his mother’s first attempt. A list of everything brilliant about the world.

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University of the South Named in Top Ten Underrated Theatre Programs

September 1, 2017
In a recent article posted from the OnStage Blog, the University of the South Theatre Department was named as one of the top ten most underrated theatre programs in the south east region.

Brilliant Traces
Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson, Sept. 15 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.

August 31, 2017
A blizzard in a remote cabin in the wilds of Alaska. A stranger bursts through the door in a wedding dress.

NEW PLAYS IN TWO DAYS, Sept. 9th at 7:30 p.m.

August 31, 2017
Student playwrights have 24 hours to write short plays.

Sewanee's costume studio upcycles to benefit students, community, environment

April 21, 2017
A small group of students and department faculty have begun to be more intentional about their recycling efforts. By using surplus clothing donated to the Hospitality Shop, the costume studio has begun to upcycle donated clothing.

Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka opens April 7

March 29, 2017
A play about sexual assault in the age of snapchat.

Regional Honors for Sewanee Student Dancers

March 27, 2017
Student choreography selected for Gala at American College Dance Association conference

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Auditions for "Good Kids"

February 2, 2017
Feb. 12-14, 2017

2016 Beyond the Gates in the Arts and Creative Careers

November 3, 2016
Conversations and Panels with Alumni working in the arts

Sewanee announces new opportunity for incoming students with interest in the arts

September 27, 2016
High school students who are interested in being part of Sewanee’s incoming class of 2021, and who have exceptional promise in the arts, are invited to apply for a Fellowship in the Arts.

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Edith Freni named 2016-17 Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence

September 7, 2016
Edith Freni has been appointed the Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence for this academic year.

KING LEAR

February 5, 2016
Theatre/Sewanee will present William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR Wednesday through Saturday, February 24-27, at 7:30 p.m. CT with a Sunday matinee February 28, at 2 p.m. CT in the Tennessee Williams Center.

DanseWise: Dreamscape

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Theatre Sewanee presents DanceWise: Dreamscapes

November 5, 2015
Theatre Sewanee presents DanceWise: Dreamscapes