By David Jacobi | Directed by Kristy Dodson
In the aftermath of a hate crime, junior high pariah Goon befriends one of the victims, Carly, the only black girl in school. While the town plans a rally “to destroy racism forever,” a youthful romance blossoms and the two must navigate teen love. Passive-aggressive antics, bad parental advice and ill-informed gestures of kindness create a “white guilt perfect storm” that threatens to make the course of true love a rocky road indeed.
*Use of racial epithets & themes/actions surrounding mental health*
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim | Book by James Lapine | Directed by Catherine Doherty
The much beloved musical that reminds us to “Be careful what you wish for; you might just get it.” The Brothers Grimm-inspired musical is a contemporary look at fairy tales where a community must come together to save each other and their kingdom. Along the way, sacrifices must be made.
By Ntozake Shange | Directed by a Bria Walker
Ntozake Shange’s collection of poetic monologues creates a theatrical form coined “choreopoem.” Seven women who, while having suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society, form a sisterhood through stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss.
*Use of racial epithets, themes/actions surrounding mental health & sexual violence*
By Carlo Goldoni | Adapted by Oded Gross & Tracy Young | Directed by Lauren Bone Noble
This contemporary take on a commedia dell’arte classic opens with a troupe of actors on stage bemoaning the bad economic times and the effect they are having on the troupe’s theatre. What follows is a wonderfully funny story with absurdly complicated circumstances.
The Mainstage Productions are to provide performance, design, technical, stage management and dramaturgical experiences with a theatrical exploration of the human condition in live theatre production. The department is committed to a variety of genres which reflects global diversity as well as the full diversity of the SUNY New Paltz Community.
To that end, the student of theatre will experience dramatic literature and production which would encompass an examination of issues which will include cultural, socio-economic, gender, sexual identity, political, religious or ability diversity.
The Department of Theatre Arts is committed to casting that authentically reflects the ethnicity and diversity of the department as well as the New Paltz community at large.
*All events subject to change without notice*