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2020-2021 Productions

2020-2021 Productions

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(dis)connection

Created by director Joel Egger + the Ensemble

A devised, collaborative, ensemble driven movement piece utilizing contemporary music, our collective consciousness, and personal experiences of the last few months of 2020 funneled through the vision of director Joel Egger… (dis)connection experiments with trying to allow the recent and current trauma of our collective isolation through gathering safely to witness ourselves… masks and all. The production was filmed on Bastian Plaza outside the Whitcomb Lee Conservatory at the beginning of October. The videos have been edited together so that we could share it with the community asynchronously.

Stay Safe. Stay Sane. Make Beauty Anyway.

November 12-13, 2020
7:30 p.m. curtain
Live Streamed (By Invitation Only)
 

WWZ  - A dark misty forest filled with zombies whose red eyes you see from afar

WWZ: A Survivor's Tale of the Great Zombie Pandemic

Adaption by Robin McKercher

We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have defeated the living dead, but at what cost? This performative experience tells of those years through the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand. WWZ is the only record of the pandemic. This is an accounting of the ineradicable spirit of resistance that gripped human society through the plague years. We persevered.

Tickets to the live streamed performances are by invitation only, and they must be reserved in advance.
Call 402.826.8664 with questions or email Cheyenne Nelson at cheyenne.nelson@doane.edu.

April 30-May 2, 2021
Available on Video on Demand 
 

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Lonely Planet

by Steven Dietz

Jody is in his forties and runs a map store. Not one for the outside world, he stays in his store all the time. His friend, Carl is in his late thirties and has been bringing chairs of dead friends into Jody’s store and leaving them there. When Jody needs to take an AIDS test, Carl tries to convince him it is not only okay to leave the store but also that he must take responsibility for his life. If he doesn’t, he will join the set of chairs that Carl has taken great pains to place in the right spots around the store. Funny, moving, and deeply human, Steven Dietz’s landmark play examines how we all navigate troubled times.
 
Lonely Planet will be released via Video on Demand through ShowTix4U. Call 402.826.8664 with questions or email Cheyenne Nelson at cheyenne.nelson@doane.edu.
Video to be relaseed in early May
 

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my boat did finally break

curated by Joel Egger and created by the ensemble

Inspired by the poem "The Story of My Life" written by Rumi, my boat did finally break is a devised project that explores the human experience of what it means to free oneself. Utilizing original movement, dance, and text... this project engages the performers with mostly outdoor environmental spaces and text written by Joel Egger and the ensemble. my boat did finally break will be released to audiences in early May via video and social media platforms.

May 21-23, 2021
Available on Video on Demand
 

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The Theory of Relativity

Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill

This unconventional musical is a joyous and moving look at our surprisingly interconnected lives. Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. Whether you're allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe, or simply a unique individual, you’re sure to find yourself in this fresh new musical!

The Theory of Relativty will be released via Video on Demand through ShowTix4U. Call 402.826.8664 with questions or email Cheyenne Nelson at cheyenne.nelson@doane.edu.