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This year, the Northeastern Department of Theatre invites you to use your Body Map to travel to the House of Bernarda Alba, Clybourne Park, Putnam County, and further theatrical destinations located only in your imagination.

“This is a breakthrough year,” according to department chair Scott Edmiston. “We have expanded the season to include two original student performances in addition to a classic, a musical, and two contemporary plays. We want to offer compelling and diverse experiences for both theatre students and campus audiences. The season offers Tony and Pulitzer Prize winners, Broadway hits, and premieres. In addition to the exceptional directors and designers on our faculty, we’ll be joined by nine professional guest artists.”

Auditions for the fall semester productions are September 10 and 11. Tickets go on sale October 1. All performances will take place in the Studio Theatre, except Body Maps which will be performed in the Fenway Center.

The 2015-16 Theatre at Northeastern Season

Written and performed by Tim Miller
October 8
The acclaimed performance artist and activist presents his performance/lecture/rant on gay rights, culture wars, and artistic expression. Co-sponsored by the Northeastern Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public.

Body Maps
October 10
Directed by Tim Miller
An original student-created performance exploring memory, myth, and identity. Co-sponsored by the Northeastern Center for the Arts. Free and open to the public.

The House of Bernarda Alba
By Federico Garcia Lorca
October 20-31
New translation by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman
Directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman
A masterpiece of modern Spanish theatre, Lorca’s tragedy depicts the thwarted passions of five sisters who are confined by their widowed mother with terrifying consequences.

Clybourne Park
By Bruce Norris
November 10-22
Directed by Jonathan Carr
This provocative Pulitzer Prize-winner looks at racial tension in America through the lives of two sets of neighbors – in 1959 and 2009 – who confront the damage of a dream deferred.

The Heidi Chronicles
By Wendy Wasserstein

February 16-28
Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
A fast, funny and groundbreaking examination of feminism from the 1960s to the 1990s. Winner of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
By William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin
March 22-April 3
Directed by Scott Edmiston
In this bee-loved musical, six overachieving adolescents vie for the coveted championship and attempt to spell their way out of floccinaucinihilipilification.

Alien vs. Predator
April 15-17
Devised and directed by David Gammons
Northeastern students collectively devise an original performance that will be something unlike anything you’ve seen before.