Tag Archives: Joy Vandervort-Cobb

CofC Theatre to Explore Subtle Racism, Interracial Friendships and White Privilege in ‘Chore Monkeys’ Production

Presented by the College of Charleston Department of Theatre and Dance, the world premiere of Chore Monkeys “takes a look at subtle racism facing young men trying to work and the challenges of maintaining interracial friendships in a world of white privilege and racial discrimination,” according to playwright Patrick Gabridge. “This is a play that I hope moves […]

A Gentrified Neighborhood Causes a Young Couple to Confront Uncomfortable Truths in ‘BUZZER’

“Buzzer” is a dark yet comic drama by playwright Tracey Scott Wilson. Personal transformations in a changing neighborhood may cost more than the rent. When home is part of a newly gentrifying neighborhood, what needs to change to insure one’s comfort? As in most of her plays, Wilson proffers many questions as answers in this fast-paced race-, class- […]

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

Presented by the College of Charleston department of theatre and dance, “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” is a contemporary, biting comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. Although her award-winning plays deal with a variety of subject matters in vastly different circumstances, each of her stories focuses on a strong woman. “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” is […]

Double Vision: Plays Offer Two Views of ‘Hamlet’

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Charleston School of the Arts presents a modified version of the Shakespearean classic, “Hamlet,” set in the Holy City. Most people are familiar with the Bard’s tale in which young Hamlet reconsiders many things about a world he only thought he understood in ways that are often […]

CofC Theatre Presents Tale of Sisterhood, Survival and Independence

The Department of Theatre in the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present “Flyin’ West” by Pearl Cleage. Set in 1898 Kansas, the story follows a family of African American women who will do whatever it takes to protect each other and their land. The play looks past history and racism to consider […]

Piccolo Spoleto Stelle di Domani Theatre Series

Seven different performances that feature the Stars of the Department of Theatre at the College of Charleston School of the Arts:  “FORTUNE’S CHILD” – A free staged reading of the 2012 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest runner-up written by Mark Scharf, Dramatist Guild member and MFA from the University of Virginia. “Fortune’s Child” is the bittersweet […]