We are proud to continue our 138-year-old tradition of producing theatre & dance for the OWU campus and central Ohio area.
Ohio Wesleyan’s Spring Senior Project Production features a modern retelling of Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck,” written in the late 1830s. Logan Kovach '21, a theater major and German minor, has translated and adapted Büchner’s work to depict “the plight of everyday workers.” The audience will be limited with masks required. A recorded performance will be made available afterward at owu.edu/stream. This performance contains mature subject matter and language. Admission is free. To register for in-person attendance, visit owu.edu/woyzeck-inc.
Twelfth Night, 2020
“Twelfth Night, 2020” is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic that refocuses the circumstances and characters on contemporary issues. This adaptation focuses on LGBTQIA+ representation, and of the role of protesting in expressing the voice of a community. Additionally, this production will work to connect with and support local community organizations, and will collect donations in support of Black Lives Matter. This will be an outdoor production presented with COVID precautions in place. Adapted and Directed by Bradford Sadler.
- 7 p.m. on Friday, April 23
- 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 24
- 7 p.m. on Friday, April 30
- 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1
- 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 2
- Amphitheater (west of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center)
One Acts 2021
“One Acts 2021” is a collaborative production that will feature the work of students from the fall Playwriting class and spring Directing class. Original scripts written by student playwrights will be directed by student directors for their final class project, and cast with student performers.
- 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14
- Main stage, Chappelear Drama Center
The OWU Department of Theatre & Dance will present four performances of Inter/Sect, a student-generated and devised theatrical event, at 8 p.m. Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 3, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 4.
The year 2020 has brought enormous upheavals to our society and way of life. The Theatre & Dance department's response to these events is to allow students to present their unique individual perspectives and reactions to what has and is still occurring all around us. This entirely new theatrical work will showcase student-generated monologues, scenes, and other creative forms in a thought-provoking and powerful work that is sure to be a memorable experience.
The show's devising process and on-stage performance are being directed by Ares Harper, OWU Class of '19.
The production is hopeful that it will be able to seat a small number of live audience members for the performances, which will occur on the Chappelear Drama Center Main Stage, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
To give wider accessibility, the show will be recorded and live-streamed out for viewing online. Visit the ‘Inter/Sect’ page for full information, including live-stream video links and a PDF of the production's program.
Influenced by life during the pandemic, Ohio Wesleyan University’s student dance company, Orchesis, will be Taking it Outside during its annual dance production. Students will perform in non-traditional spaces, livestream pieces, and dance films. All pieces feature original work and videography by students and dance faculty, Megan Davis Bushway and Rashana Perks Smith. A few Orchesis Alumni also make cameos!
For the campus community, Orchesis 20/21 is scheduled to include four performances of two acts each on Oct. 22, Oct. 23, Oct. 29, and Oct. 30. For the general public, Ohio Wesleyan will debut the two-acts via Zoom at 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Click here to register for access to the online event.
Visit owu.edu/orchesis for the latest details.