Our 2020-21 Season

MUT Digital Reading Series

New works that provide unique perspectives on our contemporary moment, shine a light on injustice, and share stories from underrepresented voices.

Please be advised that the series includes works that depict violence and trauma; audiences should review available information before deciding to attend a reading.

Watch through the YouTube link below each reading description, or join the DRS Playlist on YouTube!


Saturday, March 6, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

The Helpers

by Maggie Lou Rader, directed by Lindsey Augusta Mercer

The Helpers is a new perspective from the other side of the most famous bookshelf in history. Miep Gies, an immigrant, and secretary for Otto Frank's famous Opekta company, leads a group of helpers to preserve the residents of the Secret Annex and the spirit of goodness and survival during World War II. The Helpers is a tale of joy, hope, friendship, and resistance during one of history's darkest moments.




Saturday, March 13, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Baby Camp

by Nandita Shenoy, directed by Jenny Mercein

When Toni, Maria, and Aditi arrive at the Future is Freedom Retreat, they don’t know what to expect, but their fearless guide Lois is eager to share her plan to take back the power from conservative forces in government. Set in the not-too-distant future, “Baby Camp” asks whether adopting the playbook of the opposition is really the path to freedom and whether power is worth any cost. 




Saturday, March 20, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Silas the Uninvited

by Derek J. Snow, directed by Daryl Harris

Silas tells the all-too-familiar story of a Black man in rural Louisiana who has just been lynched by a mob in 1930, yet finds himself mysteriously alive. In the events to follow, he is confronted with a choice to live again in another time as a Black Man in America and deal with some of the many complicated struggles with race and time that have always plagued this country.




Saturday, March 27, 2021, 7:30 pm EST

Describe the Night

by Rajiv Joseph, director TBA

Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling and epic new play traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy theories. In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wandered the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashed in the Russian city of Smolensk.


April 28-May 1 2021, 7:30 pm EST

MUT's Climate Change Theatre Action

What if animals could share their experiences of our environment?  What would people from the future have to say to us right now?  What keeps us from unifying as a species so that we can take action and live in harmony with our physical world?  These questions (and more!) will be explored through dance, stories, and visual imagery as we engage satire, comedy, mythology, tragedy, audience participation, and many diverse artistic styles and voices.

Short plays will include:

Brackendale by Elaine Avila
The Blue Puzzle by Claire Duffy
Blood on the Leaves by Madeline Sayet
Letter to the Ocean by Caridad Svich
It Begins With Me by Chantal Bilodeau
Failed Experiment by Vitor Jatoba
About that Chocolate Bar by Joan Lipkin

We will also be debuting When they Twinkle, a new play by Miami student Tyler Creech
and a devised work authored by Miami student Worley Stidham. 

Join us LIVE on the Fine Arts Quad.

Event is free, but will require ticketing to ensure safe COVID protocols.

Rain Dates: May 2-3

Independent Artist Series

Student Driven. Student Produced

All shows will live stream on YouTube at 7:30 pm EST. Follow links after show description, or visit the College of Creative Arts YouTube Channel youtube.com/user/MiamiOHCCA

Friday, February 19, 2021

nonSense
created by Micki Smolenski 

Ccombining poetry or spoken-word performance with dance, this evening-length work will be a series of pieces surrounding a central theme: the five senses. Different genres of dance will be represented, accompanied by poetry and music.  

View nonSense on YouTube >

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Amazon Crime
written and devised by Ash Aiobheil, Bex Gray, Laura Smith, and Charlotte Snee

A group of oddball assassins gather to discuss their newest target: Jeff Bezos. In the midst of a pandemic, the stakes are high. The amount of money Bezos has made is higher. Is it possible to defeat a system from the inside? How do you rebel when it seems as if the only way to survive is to comply?

View Amazon Crime on YouTube >

https://youtu.be/e1NGNZQv5XASunday, February 21, 2021

Tell Me About the Other Side
by Eleanor Alger 

This piece examines three genocides in the late 20th century (in Germany, Rwanda, and the Balkans) and the ways that genocide uniquely impacts women. We see the beginnings and the aftermath of genocide in these respective countries. It is based on a lengthy research and interview process.

View Tell Me About the Other Side on YouTube >

Blood Sisters

by Robin Rice Lichtig

Livestreaming on the College of Creative Arts YouTube Channel
September 11, 2020 at 7:30pm

Recording will be available through September 18, 2020

 

Miami University Digital Fringe Festival

Live events will be listed as they are scheduled
All content will have digital viewing options at MiamiOH.edu/MUTFringe

November 5-14, 2020

 

 

 

Our Spring Semester production schedule is still under consideration because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Tickets

Our fall digital productions will not be ticketed. The following information is for future productions only.

A curricular discount price of $6 per ticket is available to students, with faculty entitled to 2 free tickets per show if students receive credit for attending. To participate, contact the box office and provide your course number.

Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the Miami Box Office 513-529-3200. The Miami Box Office, located in the Campus Avenue Building, is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-up purchases.

The Box Office in the Center for Performing Arts lobby is open one hour before curtain for door sales and will-call.

For additional information about the productions please contact the Department of Theatre at 513-529-3053.