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Director Series

Director Series performances are directed by our senior undergraduate directing students and our first and second year graduate students in The John Wells Directing Program. Director Series works offer audiences opportunities to experience the visions of the next generation of leaders as well as bold new perspectives on 21st century theatre-making.

These productions partially fulfill the educational requirements of the School of Drama's BFA and MFA programs.

Director Series Times

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm


Tickets are free and will be available at the box at the box office ON THE DAY OF PERFORMANCE.

Upcoming Performances

Milk Like Sugar

Kristen Greenidge
Directed by Terrence Mosley
Dec. 2-4

We gonna be like lions, y'all!

On her 16th Birthday, Annie makes a pact with her best friends to all get pregnant before the end of the school week. When she tries to follow through with it, the consequences of motherhood cause her to pause and reevaluate. Among school, church, family and pop culture, Annie can’t tell if she needs a baby, or if she needs to find Jesus, or a college degree, or a rich husband.

Cloud Tectonics

José Rivera
Directed by Kevin Karol
Feb. 3-5

I wonder if love sometimes does that to you. It alters the physics around you in some way: changing the speed of light and the shape of space and how you experience time.

Cloud Tectonics begins with two seekers colliding in their quest for something to tie them down to reality and to each other. OBIE Award-winning playwright José Rivera uses his mastery of magical realism to turn life on its head and get to the heart of what really matters.

4.48 Psychosis

Sarah Kane
Directed by John Moriarty
Feb. 17-19

They will love me for that which destroys me.

4.48 Psychosis is the story of a woman who feels the weight of the world on her shoulders. As the small comforts of her life turn sour, she becomes stuck in a loop of guilt and paranoia. Like many of us, she wants to take on the world but is held back by her own inner struggles. The play is ultimately a study on the way clinical depression can alter one's perspective on reality.

Bob and Dave and Ren

Written and Directed by Ben Gansky
March 23-25

Inspired by two books by Laurence Weschler: Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees and True to Life, Bob and Dave and Ren explores the conversation between the artists Robert Irwin and David Hockney with Wechsler as their moderator. The three characters explore art, life and love through the lens of a romantic comedy.


Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Alex J. Frantz
April 20-22

Love is a big, funny word.

Eurydice and Orpheus are a little too young and a little too much in love. A few hours after their wedding, Eurydice falls to her death. Though she is reunited with her father in the afterlife, she remains forever in limbo without memory of her true love. Orpheus must venture to the underworld to rescue her with his song, or they both must learn to love and let go.