Fall 2020

Student Recital

September 27 at 3 p.m.
Junior Recital: Kathryn Lawson, oboe
Senior Recital: Hannah Treadway, clarinet

Inter/Sect

October 2 at 8 p.m., October 3 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., October 4 at 2 p.m.
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 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 '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. To give wider accessibility, the show will be recorded and live-streamed out for viewing online.

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Senior Recital

October 11 at 3 p.m.
Austin Wood, tenor

Senior Recital

October 18 at 3 p.m.
Jasmine Spitzer, soprano

Orchesis 20/21

October 22, 23, 29, 30 at 8 p.m.
Influenced by life during the pandemic, OWU’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, 23,  29, and 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.

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Senior Recital

November 22 at 3 p.m.
Luis Gonzales, double bass

Composition Recital

November 23, 2020
Students of Dr. EunSeok Park

Spring 2021

‘Woyzeck, Inc.’

March 5-6 at 8 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center’s Main Stage
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.

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

March 21 at 2 p.m.
University Hall’s Gray Chapel
Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards, will be streamed live and archived online at owu.edu/stream.

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Senior Recital

April 11 at 3 p.m.
Sanborn Hall’s Jemison Auditorium
Katie Smigle, piano, and Taryn Barnes, flute

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Chamber Orchestra Concert

April 20 at 8 p.m.
University Hall’s Gray Chapel
The Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra concert, conducted by faculty member Antoine Clark, will be streamed live and archived online at owu.edu/stream.

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‘Twelfth Night, 2020’

April 23, 24, 30, May 1 at 7 p.m.; May 2 at 2 p.m.
Amphitheater (just west of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center)
“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 with COVID precautions in place. Adapted and Directed by Bradford Sadler.

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Departmental Student Recital

April 27 at 8 p.m.
Gavin Abrams, trombone; David Gale, violin; Katie Lester, horn; Grace E. Patrick, trombone; Abby Stepp, trumpet; and Hannah Watson, alto sax

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Chamber Choir Concert

April 29 at 8 p.m.
Dr. Jason Hiester, conductor

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Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 4 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Larry Griffin, conductor

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Departmental Student Recital

May 9 at 3 p.m.
Luke Belinski, alto sax; Hunter Coon, voice; Madison Deckop, voice; Rachel Foster, double bass; Hayden Houpt, tuba; and Logan Page, trumpet

Composition Studio Recital

May 13 at 8 p.m.
Students of Dr. EunSeok Park

One Acts, 2021

May 14, 8 p.m.
Chappelear Drama Center’s Main Stage
This collaborative production 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.

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Senior Recital

May 16 at 3 p.m.
Noah Green, composition

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

May 17 at 8 p.m.
The Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble concert, conducted by faculty member Richard Edwards.

‘Astronomer Dreaming’

May 18 at 7 p.m.
Joint production of the Department of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance

Box Office Contact Info

Location

Chappelear Drama Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3855
E thtrdnce@owu.edu