Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival present a 17-day feast of the arts featuring some of the most talented artists from the School of the Arts, from the local area and from around the world. The cultural adventure begins on Friday, May 26 and continues through Sunday, June 11.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival’s Stelle di Domani series features students, faculty and alumni from our award-winning Department of Theatre and Dance. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll feel the power of dance and the theatre in five professionally produced events.
UNDER THE LIGHTS – A series of 10-minute plays written by students, Under the Lights features winners of the Franklin B. Ashley Playwriting and the Todd McNerney Student Playwriting Awards. Spend an evening celebrating the voices and ideas of the next generation of writers. [more info and tickets]
EMERGING ARTISTS DANCE CONCERT – This concert celebrates the connection between alumni and the department, and promotes creativity between professional and emerging dance artists. Enjoy unique choreography and impressive performances from a group of talented dancers. [more info and tickets]
STAGED READINGS – Staged reading of the 2017 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest winner and runner-up. Previous winning plays have come from such notable playwrights as Caridad Svich (lifetime Obie award winner), James Still, William Missouri Downs, and Donnetta Lavinia Grays. FREE admission. [more info]
BETWEEN US – This concert, the culmination of a residency with Annex Dance Company, presents students and professionals performing company repertory that explores relationships between dancers in a series of duets. [more info and tickets]
17 HOURS: AN ACOUSTIC MUSICAL – 17 Hours is a new American musical written by and featuring Nashville recording artist, South Carolina native, and College of Charleston Alumna Rachel Troublefield ’10. Told acoustically through original stories and songs, 17 Hours follows three individuals whose lives are intertwined as they find themselves, each other, and their own sense of home in unexpected places. [more info and tickets]