Underground Theatre

The Underground

Three Plays
June 21 to July 27, 2018

Studio Theatre at the Hilberry
The Studio Theatre is only accessible by stairs

The Underground is a fully student-produced summer theatre laboratory. Shows produced by The Underground have no faculty involvement, allowing students to experiment with shows and theatrical styles that directly appeal to them. This summer, students will produce Medea by Euripides, June 21 to 29, Body Awareness by Annie Baker, July 5 to 13, and A Happy Life by Charles Mee, July 19 to 27. See below for each show’s performance schedule and tickets. The Underground Co-Artistic Directors are Josue Camarena and Olivia Johnson, Production Manager is Mckenna Voss, and Technical Director is Lucy Mott.

Medea

June 21 to 29, 2018
by Euripides, adapted byJared Morrin and Caleb Matthews

Based on Euripides’ classic meditation of the cosmic and mundane roles of women, this new adaptation seeks to situate the story of Medea within the feminine experience as a whole. Contemporary approaches to themes like sexuality, gendered violence, and mental health are played out through verse, group speech, and storytelling. Sometimes violent, often playful, the play maintains a staunch reverence towards the ultimate tragedy from which it is drawn:  women pushed so far by the actions of men that they are left with no choice but to do the unspeakable.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, June 21 8 p.m.
Friday, June 22 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 23 8 p.m.
Monday, June 25 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 8 p.m.
Friday, June 29 8 p.m.
BUY TICKETS

Creative Team

Directed by Jared Morrin and Caleb Matthews
Scenic Design & Properties Master Jena Blaylock
Costume Design Caleb Matthews
Lighting Design Aidan Smith
Stage Manager Andy Cleveland

Cast

Medea Mia Hernandez
Storyteller (Counter-Medea) Kendall Storks
Chorus Leader (Jason) Steph Bedore
Mother (Nurse) Maya Hope Milton
Daughter (Creon) Jane Clinton
Mystic (Aegeus) Veronica Estigoy
Seductress (Maiden/Child) Mckenna Voss
Martyr (Messenger/Child) Caitlin Cutsinger
Love Olivia Johnson
Violence Genia Marsei

Body Awareness

July 5 to 13, 2018
by Annie Baker

One of Annie Baker’s most recognized works, Body Awareness uncovers and displays what it truly means to be a family and all that it takes to keep it from falling apart. Touching on themes such as sexuality, self-image, and mental illness, Body Awareness is a true embodiment of the human spirit and a look inside the lives of those who simply wish to find themselves.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 5 8 p.m.
Friday, July 6 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 7 8 p.m.
Monday, July 9 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 12 8 p.m.
Friday, July 13 8 p.m.
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Creative Team

Directed by Alex Morrison and Cammie McGillis
Scenic Design & Properties Master Lauren Valice
Costume Design & Stage Manager Emily Fisher
Lighting, Sound, and Projection Design Andrew Cora

Cast

Jared Matthew Woods
Joyce Emily Erdt
Phyllis Kindall Storks
Frank Sean Farrah

A Happy Life

July 19 to 27, 2018
by Charles Mee

Works by Charles Mee have the propensity to showcase the extraordinary in the ordinary everyday life. A Happy Life is no exception to this rule. Mee sets his sights on reminding us that we are all artists and that we all create art every day, each in our own ways.

In true light-hearted fashion, accompanied with a cacophony of lights, sounds, and a few cookies for good measure. Join our merry band of revelers guided by our host, The Therapist, as we go in search of our own Happy Life.

Performance Schedule

Thursday, July 19 8 p.m.
Friday, July 20 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 8 p.m.
Monday, July 23 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 8 p.m.
Friday, July 27 8 p.m.
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Creative Team

Directed by Jared Lee
Scenic Design Angela Zhang
Costume Design Kristi Myntii
Lighting Design Aidan Smith and Andrew Cora
Sound Design Aidan Smith
Projection Design Aidan Smith
Properties Master Andrew Cora
Stage Manager Lana Elzein

Cast

The Therapist Mike Vultaggio
Blood Red Woman/ Woman Holding the Leash Katie Akers
Pottery Guy Andy Yerby
The Ballerina Brittney Holliday
Glass Table Dancer Maya Milton
The Model Bridget Wilkin
Man on the Leash/ The Writhing Guy Jane Clinton
Man in Crimson Dress/ The Violinist Josue David Camarena
The Others Darnell Hines-Payne, Jane Clinton, Freddi Christianson