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Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Theater Division website!

In 2013-2104 we inaugurate a new School of Dance, Film, and Theater led by Founding Director Madeleine Scott and welcome a new Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Margaret Kennedy-Dygas. In her initial remarks to the leadership of the College, Dean Kennedy-Dygas challenged us to be IRRESISTIBLE and RELEVANT, two perfect goals for a community of artists and scholars.

If you are off campus, come visit! You'll be amazed at the beauty of our campus and the warmth of our welcome. Our diverse main stage Theater season begins with Metamorphoses, a gorgeous adaptation of ancient Greek stories, followed by Swimming in the Shallows, a surreal look at modern relationships featuring a shark/man. In spring semester we begin with a wildly popular sendup of a Hitchcock film, The 39 Steps, followed by the classic Shakespeare comedy, As You Like It and end with two brand new plays written for the 20th annual Seabury Quinn Jr. Playwrights’ Festival. In addition we are producing Caryl Churchill's Could Nine and Sarah Gancher's Klauzal Square in repertory later in the fall and two "Realism Projects" next spring. Click the "What's Happening/Calendar of Events" tabs on this website for detailed performance dates and times. If you have questions email us at theater@ohio.edu or call 740 593-4818.

The performers you'll see and the writers, directors and technicians you don’t see have spent countless hours in our rehearsal halls and shops to craft every event to be as diverse and RELEVANT now as it was in first century Greece or sixteenth century England. We sincerely hope you find every performance intellectually stimulating, emotionally powerful, and IRRESISTIBLE.

Michael Lincoln

Director, Theater Division 

 

Michael Lincoln

Associate Professor of Lighting Design / Director