Department of Theatre Arts


Theatre students at KCACTF 2016

Hello everyone! I wanted to update you on the fantastic news that came out of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) this 2016 season!
In January of each year, our regional festival showcases the finest of each region's entered productions and offers a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia, and regional-level award programs.

Mark Kennedy will represent Edgewood College as an intern with The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas on an all expense paid trip.

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- Audrey Lauren Wax

Season 2016-17:

Edgewood College Theatre  
Diane Ballweg Theatre,

The Stream


by Marc Camoletti
Director:  Phil Martin
September 16, 17, 23, 24 @ 7:30 pm, & Sept 24 @ 2:00 pm 

Parisian lothario Bernard, who has three beautiful fiance‌és, one Italian, one German, and one American - all three airline hostesses who make frequent "layovers" at his pad. His life mission is to keep one up, one down, and one pending. This balancing act is working wonderfully until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.

Calamity Jane

by Charles K. Freeman
Director:  Susan Nanning-Sorenson
November 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 pm, & Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm

In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, Calamity Jane surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, and the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood?s saloon-theater, Calamity Jane goes to Chicago to import to Deadwood the glamorous actress, Adelaide Adams, but returns by mistake with her maid, Katie Brown, instead. Back in Deadwood, Katie's inability to perform is overcome as she wins the heart of the young Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, and when Calamity sheds her tomboy persona at a ball at the local Fort and becomes a true woman, she realizes that she loves Wild Bill Hickok.

Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced

adapted by Leslie Darbon
Director: Jeanne Leep
February 24, 25, March 3, 4 @ 7:30, March 4 @ 2:00 pm

An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

Student Directed One Acts 

produced by Jeanne Leep
May 4, 5, 6 @ 7:30 pm, May 6 @ 2:00 pm

Contemporary one-act plays directed by Edgewood Theatre Arts students: fresh, funny, thought-provoking and smart, this variety pack of plays showcases the talents of our students onstage and behind the scenes.

Theater For Young Audiences - Elsewhere and Inbetween

Director: Susan Nanning-Sorenson
May 9 @ 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm in the Anderson Auditorium
This show is free for all attendees!

Mystical, Magical Fantasy is currently the most popular theme in children?s literature. Why is this so? What is it that draws children to these magical, mythical places and characters? In this year?s Theatre for Young Audiences production we will explore the World of Fantasy in today?s most popular Children?s Literature and create an exciting new play that reflects why this theme is such a favorite!

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TFYA: Theatre for Young Audiences -

Avatars Unleashed:  Our Virtual Selves

Directed by Susan Nanning-Sorenson
May 3 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Anderson Auditorium

Who are our Avatars?  Why and how do we create them and live through them?  Exploring our alternate realities in cyberspace and the Avatars we have created to inhabit them.

An in-depth exploration of the virtual selves we create and inhabit in cyberspace; from Facebook to blogging, tweeting, wiki-ing, and gaming, we will research the how’s where’s and why’s of the Avatars we create. Looking at the impact of the un-real “realities” of our virtual selves, we will consider the future of social interaction in our very real world.


$12 General/$7 Students & Seniors
Diane Ballweg Theatre, Stream Building, Edgewood College
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Students & Alumni Speak

Edgewood College students & alumni talk about their Theatre Arts experiences
  • Kaia Stofflet

    "We get a lot of experience that a bigger school couldn’t offer."

  • Duane Campbell

    "I love theatre and I realized it here when I started taking classes and I didn't want to leave."

  • Rori Flynn

    "Edgewood is not just a college community—it's a family...with many unique members who are all accepted with every quirk and eccentricity they have."

  • Kat Gatewood

    "I want to do social justice in theatre and be an activist for justice."

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