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TheatreUSF Presents The Crucible, 2018 BRIT production

The Crucible
2018 TheatreUSF British International Theatre Production (BRIT)
By Arthur Miller
Directed by BRIT director Helen Tennison

Thurs, Feb 15 – Sat, Feb 17  
Thurs, Feb 22 – Sat Feb 24 at 7:30
Sun, Feb 18 / Sat, Feb 24 / Sun, Feb 25 at 3:00
Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus

Great article in The Oracle on the show!

In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls go dancing in the woods with a slave, Tituba.  They are caught by the town minister, Reverend Parris.  When Parris’s daughter falls into a coma-like state a crowd gathers and the talk of witchcraft begins.  The girls’ ring-leader, Abigail Williams, tells them not to admit anything.  But when Betty wakes screaming and a new reverend arrives Abigail starts to accuse townspeople of cavorting with the devil.  The townspeople turn on each other and the witch trials begin, though the fingers pointed at the accused are seemingly for witchcraft they may be truly for darker, more personal reasons – highlighting a fault running deeply through this Puritan community.

Helen Tennison, Director
Helen's directing draws on her devising and physical theatre background to create a strong visual aesthetic. Her work ranges from Shakespeare (she also leads regular workshops in verse speaking), to new writing and site specific pieces. She is particularly interested in the meeting point between naturalism and expressionism and enjoys being involved in the development of new scripts.  

Eva Auster, Video and Projection Designer
Eva is a London-based video and projection designer and Isadora programmer working with various UK and international artists, companies and directors to create visually beautiful and challenging work for live performances, physical theatre, dance and live events. Eva works and experiments with interactive video mapping technologies, and various multimedia in order to communicate story-telling ideas and narratives to a wide-range of audiences. She is also an experienced lecturer, giving sessions on topics from video design to theatrical performance and content creation, whilst also providing private adult tuition on various technical subjects and technical support. For further information about her work, please visit:

Matt Eaton, Composer and Sound Designer
Multi-instrumentalist Matthew Eaton, is best known to Domino as one of the founding members of Pram but also as an accomplished sound designer with professional experience in theatre and film. Over the past years, Matt has worked on countless scores for projects including Hamlet (Creation Theatre Co), It Ain't All Bollywood (Rifco Arts) and most recently worked on a production The Gambler for BBC Radio 3. Versitile and swift, Matt enabled by his own studio facilities has created sounds from exotic Asian to mysterious and eerie to sugar plum nursery style. Only Matt knows how to make running a screwdriver along an electric guitar sound like the perfect match for an underwater dream.

TheatreUSF British International Theatre Program
USF School of Theatre and Dance’s British International Theatre (BRIT) Program has been alive and well for more than 20 years, bringing a wide range of outstanding guest artists from the United Kingdom to work side by side with our TheatreUSF students. Professional directors and choreographers, leading actors in theatre, television and film, voice and speech experts and top rate designers have all been guest teachers and artists in residence. TheatreUSF will be forever thankful and grateful to the founders Hinks and Elaine Shimberg, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, John and Lisel Gale, and Dan Doyle for the vision and financial resources that make this program possible.

USF School of Theatre and Dance
The University of South Florida School of Theatre and Dance is committed to facilitating creative and academic artists and scholars though rigorous training in the studio, the classroom, and in performance.  Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty and guest artists brought in by our British International Theatre and Holloway endowment programs.  The Musical Theatre program, Theatre Honors year-long intensive, and McNeil pilot playwriting program give students the opportunity to expand their theatrical horizons.  Our exclusively undergraduate program boasts intensive studies in the disciplines of performance, design and theatre arts as well as a close working relationship with our nationally and internationally recognized faculty.  For more information about our programs or to contact the department please visit 
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