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Current Theater Season

2020–2021 Season Productions

Visit the College of Fine Arts calendar often for updates and information about the School of Theater's spring semester virtual season and to view the live streamed performances.

Visit Tantrum Theater's page for further details about productions, season offerings, workshops, etc.

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Blood at the Root

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene

A striking ensemble drama based on the Jena Six, six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This bold play examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life.

Streaming February 26-March 2, 2021

Reserve Tickets and Learn more about this production at the streaming website: www.batr.online



Spring Awakening 

Music by Duncan Sheik
Lyrics and Book by Steven Sater
Directed by Alan Patrick Kenny
Music Direction by Brent Frederick

An angsty rock musical adaptation of the seminal play about the trials and tribulations of growing up. The winner of eight TONY Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll.

Streaming April 9-17, 2021


27th Annual Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival

Various works will be read in a variety of settings and streamed for viewing. Live talkbacks with guest artists will follow. 

April 15-24, 2021. Titles and performance times TBA 



By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dustin Brown

A brave Scottish general receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. And that’s when the guilt and paranoia set in. Learn more about this production here

Streaming begins April 16, 2021  


Midnight Madness

Midnight Madness is part of the MFA Playwriting program consisting of the bi-weekly, informal production of new work. Early each week a different graduate playwright is selected as the week’s producer. The producer chooses a theme, style, or concept as a prompt for that week’s production. Each writer must then write a three to five-minute play based on that prompt. Each play is written, cast, and rehearsed throughout the week in preparation for the Friday night, script-in-hand virtual production.

Madness takes place Fridays at 6 PM on Zoom. The performances last about an hour and are free and open to the public. Current Madness Schedule is available here: ohioplaywriting.org/madness/


This Is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic

By Daria Miyelo Marinelli
Directed by ameenah kaplan

Part dance-theatre, part card game, and part good old kitchen drama, This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic is a historical tryptic following the development of our nation from courageous nomads to cash-strapped IKEA millennials.

Streaming November 13 – November 21 2020
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