School of Theatre & Dance

2013-14 Season

USF School of Theatre and Dance Presents...

Ti-Jean and His Brothers

by Derek Walcott
Directed by Guest Aritst Henry Muttoo

Based on a West Indian fable, Nobel Prize winning author Derek Walcott explores the power of good versus evil, poor versus wealthy and the search for what defines human-ness.   This folk tale, told by the animals of the rainforest through dialogue, dance and song, relates the tale of a poor widowed mother, her three sons, and their bargain with the devil.  Directed by guest artist Henry Muttoo, Artistic Director of the Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

Oct 24-26 & Oct 30-Nov 2 at 8pm
Oct 27 & Nov 3 at 3pm
Theatre 2, Tampa Campus

DanceUSF Fall Dance Concert

Choreography by Andrew Carroll, Michael Foley, Andee Scott, Bliss Kohlmyer, John Parks and Katurah Robinson

What you think you know about dance...think again!  DanceUSF pushes the envelope of motion in the 2013 Fall Dance Concert.  Join us for an evening of outstanding works of dance. 

Nov 8-9 and 14-16 at 8pm
Nov 10 at 3pm
Theatre 1, Tampa Campus

DanceUSF Spring Dance Concert

Choreography by Ohad Naharin (restaged by Holloway Guest Artist Yaniv Abraham), Paula Nunez, Jeanne Travers, and our most talented DanceUSF Students.

DanceUSF is excited to present works by guest artists, our talented faculty and exceptional students in the Spring Dance Concert.  

Feb 13-15 and 19-22 at 8pm
Feb 16 at 3pm
Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus

BRIT (British International Theatre Production)

Directed by Guest Artist Helen Tennison

This year our BRIT Guest Artists will work with our most outstanding theatre students to create an original work focused on the issues that women face and the roles they play.  Helen Tennison, director of last year’s Titus Andronicus, returns to lead this project.

The BRIT program seeks out professional directors and choreographers, leading actors in theatre, television and film, voice and speech experts and top rate designers from the UK, and brings their knowledge and experience to the theatre students at USF for an intensive 8-week residency every spring. We will be forever grateful to the founders and their vision for our USF School of Theatre and Dance.

Feb 20-22 and Feb 26-March 1 at 8pm
Feb 23 and March 2 at 3pm
TAR 120, USF Tampa Campus

the road weeps, the well runs dry

by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Fanni Green

Surviving centuries of slavery, revolts and ‘the trail of tears’, a community of self-proclaimed Freedmen (Black Native Americans) incorporate the first all-black town in Wewoka, Oklahoma. But the very foundations of the town are put to the test when the new religion and the old way come head to head, their former enslavers try to seize their land, and the leader of the Freedmen makes use of his brilliant, “burning” immortality.  At its core, the play is about a group of people whose faith and identity are put to test when their water well runs dry. 

This journey is part of Launching New Plays into the Repertoire, an initiative—led by the Lark Play Development Center in New York—supporting the advancement of vital stories to the stage nationally and globally with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.  Follow the road on its journey to theatres across the country –Perseverance Theatre in Alaska, Pillsbury House Theatre in Minnesota, Los Angeles Theatre Center in California and here at USF in April of 2014.  We hope you will join us in the community events surrounding this production.   We are thrilled and honored to be a part of this theatrical consortium. 

April 3-5 and April 9-12 at 8pm
April 6, 12, 13 at 3pm
Theatre 2, Tampa Campus

DanceUSF Student Dance Concert

Come and support the talented students of DanceUSF at this Student Dance Production Board's annual performance.  The concert features a diverse grouping of work - everything from solos to large ensembles, with styles ranging from classical to contemporary, ballet, modern, hip hop and dance-theatre -- there is something for everyone!  Enjoy an evening of innovative dance, play, movement, and expression at the University of South Florida.

April 18-19 at 8pm
April 19 at 3pm

Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus

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