College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Piccolo Spoleto Stelle di Domani Theatre Series

stelledidomaniA variety of entertaining performances that feature the Stars of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.

PLAY WHAT IS NOT THERE –The Department of Theatre and Dance will present this original play, the title of which comes from a famous Miles Davis quote. Originally premiering at the prestigious Guthrie Theater, this one-act play explores the challenges a young physician confronts while juggling her practice, self-fulfillment, and family. It blends Greek mythology and jazz with a taut exploration of the tension between work and life. This production is presented through the generous support of Dr. Louis and Andrea Weinstein.. [more info and tickets]

WITH THESE WORDS –The College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance proudly supports this third annual collaboration with Annex Dance Company. This performance, the result of a residency by Annex, will present College of Charleston student dancers alongside professional dancers in new and selected works that explore text and literary themes through movement. [more info and tickets]

UNDER THE LIGHTS –Returning to the festival, this Piccolo favorite highlights original College of Charleston student works. A series of 10-minute plays, Under the Lights features winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting and the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Awards. Enjoy an evening celebrating the voices and ideas of the next generation of writers. [more info and tickets]

STAGED READINGS –Free staged readings of the 2015 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest runner-up and winner. Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich, James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. FREE admission. [more info]

GAY CARD –This hysterical coming-of-age musical is a world premiere production presented by the student-run Center Stage. Follow the story of Logan, a new “out and proud” freshman at Lakeshore College, as he struggles to find his place among his fellow classmates. He discovers, with a lot of help from friends and one unexpected anonymous source, just how he belongs and in doing so reminds all of us of our own journeys. [more info and tickets]