Augsburg Theater Department
2021-2022 Season and Events
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Augsburg Theater Department Season of Events.
By James Ijames
Directed by Beliza Torres Narváez
Audition Dates: September 8 and 9
When his good friend Jane becomes the head curator at the prestigious Parnell Museum, Gus is sure his break to be a renowned painter has arrived! However, things do not turn out as he hoped. Feeling excluded as a white gay man, Gus asks his boyfriend Tanner to connect him with Vanessa, an African American actress from his improv class. He is confident Vanessa can help him create a masterpiece for the museum’s “New America” exhibit that will catapult them both to fame. Will she agree? “White” is a bold comedy using art to address head-on current issues of race, representation, gender, and sexuality.
Iphigenia and Other Daughters
Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by Barbra Berlovitz
November 18 at 8 P.M. and 19-20 at 7:00 P.M.
Audition Dates: September 20 and 21
A modern retelling of the fall of the House of Atreus. It follows the children of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, siblings who are both players in the family tragedy and victims of it. The cycle of blood and vengeance seems inescapable until the final reunion of a lost sister and brother brings the bloody family saga to its mystical and unlikely end.
Student Cabaret and Open Mic
January 21 at 7pm
Music, Acting, Comedy, Improvisation, Short Films, Spoken Word, and more. It’s all here at the annual Cabaret! Come enjoy or take part in this evening of student work. The annual Cabaret is curated, organized, produced and performed by Augsburg students from the whole campus community. Come let go and enjoy some great performances.
Acting Out: Improv for the Actor
Coming Spring Semester
Workshop led by Joy Dolo
Come and be part of this non-intimidating improvisation workshop where you’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisation with a focus on games, exercises, listening, character and communication.
Joy Dolo is a professional actor and improvisor in the Twin Cities. She’s worked at several theater companies, including Jungle Theater, Frank Theatre, Pillsbury House, Children’s Theatre Company, the Guthrie, and more.
INTO THE WOODS
By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
Directed by Darcey Engen
“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also, in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.