Current Season

REVEAL EMPOWER EMBRACE, USF Theatre and Dance 2020-2021

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EMBRACE the season, as we bring you all that USF Theatre and Dance has to offer at a social distance!  Live streaming abounds as we embark on play readings, dance and Shakespeare in the Fall of 2020.

Fall 2020

Staged Readings Series

EMBRACE the power of the spoken word as you listen the stories of people navigating the joys and challenges of life in two plays being considered for the next season. Be in on the selection process and "hear" the play you may "see" next year.

Performances will be live streamed from our TAR 120 blackbox.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED in order to be sent the link for the performance.  Please call 813-974-9108 or email Amanda Clark at amandaclark@usf.edu for reservations or more information

PLEASE NOTE: These shows contain adult content and language and are not suitable for children under 15.

One Flea Spare, by Naomi Wallace, directed by Stephen Huff
Sun, Oct 18 & Mon, Oct 19 @ 7:30pm 
It is 1665. In this dark comedy, as London spirals toward disaster in plague-time, an aristocrat and his invalid wife shelter under quarantine inside their lavish home. One night two intruders of a lower class break in and start demanding food. As the days drag on, cracks are REVEALED as gender roles are turned on their head, class boundaries are rewritten, and passion EMBRACED threatens a stately marriage.

Good Boys and True, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Alex Barba and Juliette Moore
Sun, Oct 25 & Mon, Oct 26 @ 7:30pm
Prep-school senior Brandon Hardy is brilliant, athletic, popular and charming—the kind of student that makes St. Joe's School for Boys proud to call its own. However, his privileged life threatens to collapse when a disturbing videotape is REVEALED on campus.

 

2020 Fall Dance Concert

2020 Fall Dance Concert poster showing two women dancers mid-dance: One dancer is rising from a sitting position on the ground, she holds onto the outstretched hand of the other dancer, who is standing on one leg and tucking her leg under her chest at 90 degrees.

2020 Fall Dance Concert

Fall Dance Concert

Performances Sat, Oct 17 @ 7:30pm and Sun, Oct 18 @ 3pm

Performances will be streamed from the USF campus and Theatre 1.  For further information see the Arts Calendar of Events.

Dance can REVEAL the world around us, as it EMPOWERS the body to EMBRACE this time we are living in and give it form. DanceUSF as it has never been presented before! Join us for this streamed dance performance with works by Andrew Carroll, Bliss Kohlmyer and Andee Scott along pieces by guest choreographer/DanceUSF alums Sadie Lehmker and Alexander Jones.  Bringing you a dance experience like no other – EMBRACE this adventure with us!

 

Measure for Measure

Poster for Measure for Measure: A black scale balance against a bright red background, text reads "Measure for Measure."

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Fanni V. Green

Fri, Nov 20 & Sat, Nov 21 @ 7:30

Performances will be live streamed from Theatre 2. Please call 813-974-2323 or visit usf.edu/arts for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: These shows contain adult content and language and are not suitable for children under 15.

Costume Design: Marilyn Gaspardo Bertch
Set Design: Soledad Sanchez Valdez
Lighting Design: Beau Edwardson

Join us as motives are REVEALED, a woman is EMPOWERED, and love is EMBRACED in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Isabella struggles to make an impossible decision.  Would you give up your essential self in order to save someone you love? 

The story centers around the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, the temporary leader of Vienna. Isabella, Claudio's sister, is about to enter a nunnery when her brother is arrested. When she hears of her brother's arrest, she goes to Angelo to beg him for mercy. He refuses, but then he propositions her, saying that he will let Claudio live if she agrees to sleep with him.

John W. Holloway Endowment in Dance and Theatre
The John W. Holloway Endowed Chair in Dance and Theatre provides these programs with funds on an annual basis. John W. Holloway, a TheatreUSF graduate, has systematically donated enhancement funds to build the Theatre and Dance programs to exceptional artistic status. The Holloway Endowed Chair has allowed both theatre and dance majors to work with renowned international artists in the creation of new work and in the preparation of interdisciplinary stage productions on important contemporary subjects.