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Fall 2020: New Works-New Voices




The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts is thrilled to announce our Fall 2020 season. New Works – New Voices is a virtual production series dedicated to amplifying the voices of marginalized and underrepresented playwrights and composers. This virtual series promises to not only provide meaningful performance, design, and technical opportunities for our students, but also to lift up the voices of writers and composers from diverse communities and populations.

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to the safety of our students, and is leading the way in online production innovation. Each show will be rehearsed, performed, edited, and broadcast entirely online. Each show will have two performance dates as part of a 10-day-long virtual production festival, spanning from November 27th through December 6th.

The five shows that will be featured in New Works – New Voices are:

DOGNAP ON DEKALB, written by Benjamin Colón. Directed by Sal Trapani. Streaming on 11/28 and 12/2.

IN THE OPEN, written by Mona Mansour. Directed by Kimille Howard. Streaming on 11/30 and 12/4.

THE RADIUM GIRLS: A JAW-DROPPING NEW MUSICAL, music by Amanda D’Archangelis, lyrics by Sami Horneff, book by Lisa Mongillo. Directed by Tim Howard. Streaming on 11/27 and 12/6.

UNTITLED DEVISED PROJECT, written by Keelay Gipson, composed by J. Oconer Navarro. Directed by Chris Bolan. Streaming on 12/1 and 12/5.

BE MORE FUNNY AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS, written by Eric Lane. Directed by Pam McDaniel. Streaming on 11/29 and 12/3.

Be sure to follow us on social media, as we will be highlighting the writers, composers, and directors of each play! Information regarding tickets for the virtual production series will be released soon as well. Facebook: WCSU Department of Theatre Arts. Instagram: @wcsu_theatre


WCSU 2020 Senior Showcase

Please join us in congratulating WCSU Department of Theatre’s graduating seniors. By clicking on the link or pictures below, you’ll be able to view our virtual Senior Showcase. This provided an opportunity to some of Broadway’s top agents and casting directors to see the talent and skill of our graduating seniors.

Directed by Tim Howard

Music Direction by Dr. Justin P. Cowan




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