Students Share Expectations for Upcoming 2019-2020 Season

As our current season comes to a close, we can’t help but get excited about our next season! Check out our 2019-2020 season at here.

It is guaranteed to be a year full of laughs and learning, which is making a lot of our students thrilled for it all. We wanted to hear just exactly what some of our students are excited about!

Chantel Randle, MFA Lighting Design

“Wayne State has impressed me with the atmosphere in the theatre program, the commitment to aesthetics and the beautiful and strong choices made with the productions that are chosen. I believe that the upcoming season is going to continue the conversations we are all facing each day and delve into so many important topics and truly get to the essence of theatre. People together feeling something as a unit. We are storytellers and our job is so intricate in many ways. That being said we sure know how to warm hearts, make you laugh, smile, sing and dance along. This year will be a fantastic series of moments with all those who come to share those moments with us.”

Alex Morrison, BFA Acting

“This season to me just reads as powerful. Every show is so heavily concentrated on intricate relationships and explosive storytelling. I can’t wait for audiences to see the talent that our department has to offer these shows and their characters. From Sarah Ruhl to Shakespeare, our base is set, I can’t wait for everyone to see how high we can set the bar.”

Quint Mediate, MFA Acting

“I am super excited to work on Sweat next season. Playwright Lynn Nottage was announced as one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2019. It’s going to be a really important play next season.”

Sarah Summerwell, MFA Acting

“As a member of the Hilberry Acting MFA Class of 2020, I am especially excited to tackle two plays by contemporary female playwrights in our final year! I’ve been astounded by Lynn Nottage’s work since I saw her first Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined in NYC, and can’t wait to work on Sweat (her newest Pulitzer Prize-Winning play!) Sweat explores the struggles and relationships between unionized factory workers in a Rust Belt town, and I firmly believe that our audiences will appreciate the prescient honesty and humor that Nottage captured in her script. Stage Kiss will be a completely different opportunity to discover the style and comedy of another award-winning American dramatist. Sarah Ruhl has also written some of my favorite new plays, and I look forward to closing the season with a play about love and life in the theatre.”

Alice Duffy, BFA Acting

A Winters Tale is such a wonderful, fantastical show. If you liked our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, you’re sure to love this! Reckless brings a hilarious twist to the holiday season and is sure to be loved by anyone. And Tobacco Road is as real as a show gets, the importance of family and the truth of hardships we experience shine through this beautiful play.”

Jayme Beerling, MFA Stage Management

“Personally, I’m very excited to work on Mary Poppins! It’s such a joyous musical and the storyline is touching. I’m very excited to see how we portray the famous storyline.”

Faith Berry, BA Theatre

“Next season is filled with so many comedies, and I’m most excited for Stage Kiss and Blithe Spirit. These are the two that I know the least, but they have a really unique and hysterical plot lines, so I’m ready to see them on the stage!”

As you can tell, from our graduate program to our undergrad, we are all thrilled to bring a phenomenal 2019-2020 season to the stage.

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