Theatre

Welcome to Roger Williams University Theatre

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RWU Theatre Productions

RWU Theatre productions over the past few years.

What's On RWU Theatre

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Roger Williams University Performing Arts Center

Performance Times: *2:00 matinees, 7:30 evenings; Reservations: 254-3666

  • Main Season: $15 general; $10 seniors; $5 students
  • Stage Company/Freshman Play/Studio Productions/Senior Projects: $5 general/students/seniors
  • Alive! Arts: free admission

RWU Theatre Spring 2020

The Mandrake, by Niccolo Machiavelli (Feb. 28, 29, March *1, 2, 3, 4)

Variety Show, Stage Company (March 27, 28)

The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldini, The Wilbury Group (March 29)

Something Rotten, by Karey & Wayne Kirkpatrick, John O'Farrell (Apr. 17, 18, *19, 22, 24, 25)

Auditions and Announcements

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Auditions

Auditions for CABARET

Thursday, 6 February

5:15 in the Performing Arts Annex

**Monologue optional**

Please bring heeled character shoes or comfortable footwear for dance auditions.

Please prepare 16-32 bars of two contrasting songs (a cappella or sheet music).

Important Dates

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  • August 29: Stage Company Picnic and auditions
  • December 14: Holiday Party
  • January 28-February 1: Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region I in Hyannis, MA
  • February 26: Deadline for 2020-2021 Senior Project Proposals
  • April 1: Deadline for 2020-2021 Production Proposals (StageCo. and Senior Projects)
  • April 28: Acting Mock Auditions
  • April 30: Directing/Design Mock Interviews
  • May 9: Barn Picnic

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Faculty and Staff: How to Add an Event to the University Events Calendar

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As of April 8, the University Events Calendar has been merged with the calendar from the university's 25Live room reservation system. Now, when you reserve a space for an event on campus, it will be added to the University Events Calendar. You'll no longer have to submit the same information in two separate systems.

When reserving a space through 25Live, please write a clear event title so that anyone viewing your event on the calendar will easily understand what it is. We also ask that you add an event description, including any necessary information about cost, registration and whether it is open to students, faculty, staff or the general public. If your submission does not have a clear event title or it is lacking an event description, we may ask for more information before approving your event.

If you have any questions about how to use 25Live, please contact Deb Burgo at dburgo@rwu.edu.

Announcing the 20th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Program

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  1. Exhibition - Celebrating 20 Years of of Birss Programming, this years exhibition, “Stephen Crane & The Red Badge of Courage” will have its opening celebration on February 6, 2020 at 4:30 in the University Library. The exhibition will run through March 31, 2020.
     
  2. Keynote Speaker - The Birss keynote will be delivered by Christopher Benfey on March 5, 2020 @ 4:30 in the Mary Tefft White Center.  Christopher Benfey is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of five highly regarded books about the American Gilded Age including The Double Life of Stephen Crane (1992) and A Summer of Hummingbirds, which won both the 2009 Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa and the Ambassador Book Award. His most recent book, If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2019. Benfey is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Sunday Book Review. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2013, he won the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which is given to a writer whose work merits recognition for the quality of its prose style.
     
  3. Rogers Free Library Birss Events:
    1. Adult Book Club Discussion: February 26, 2020 (3 PM and 7 PM)
    2. Public Writing Workshop involving elements of Crane in “Found Poetry”: February 27, 2020 (TIME TBD)