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Announcing the Performing Arts Department 2019-2020 Season

2019-2020 Performances

A. E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival 

You Don't Live Here Anymore
Written by Elizabeth Brown
Directed by William Whitaker
Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m.

This House
Written by Kelly Minster
Directed by Henry I. Schvey
Saturday, September 28 at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Kelley's Igloo
Written by Sophie Tegenu
Directed by Paige McGinley
Saturday, September 28 at 7 p.m.

All productions will be performed in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre.

Producer: Carter W. Lewis
Festival Assistant: Leah Witheiler
Guest Professional Dramaturg: Jenni Werner


Legally Blonde

Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin; book by Heather Hach
based on the novel by Amanda Brown
October 25, 26 & 27 and November 1, 2 & 3
Edison Theatre 
Director: Annamaria Pileggi

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

By Ntozake Shange
November 21, 22 23 & 24
A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre
Director: Ron Himes

Washington University Dance Theatre

Artistic Direction by David Marchant
December 6, 7 & 8
Edison Theatre

This annual showcase features diverse work by resident and guest choreographers, performed by select student dancers of the Performing Arts Department.

Men on Boats

By Jaclyn Backhaus
February 21, 22, 23, 28 & 29 and March 1
Edison Theatre
Director: Andrea Urice

MFA Student Dance Concert

Artistic Direction by Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal
March 21 
Edison Theatre 

This concert represents the final component of the MFA in Dance Program for the second cohort.  Each section of the concert combines the artistic expression and kinetic innovations of one of the MFA students. The sections unite to form an evening of thought-provoking performance.

WashU Dance Collective

Artistic Direction by Cecil Slaughter
April 3 & 4
Edison Theatre

As the Performing Arts Department’s repertory dance company, WashU Dance Collective comprises student dancers who have distinguished themselves on the basis of ability, technical skill, and performance acumen. We welcome you to join us as we explore the forces and ideas that bring us together in a world which in many ways seems to want to pull us apart.


By Martyna Majok
April 9, 10, 11 & 12
A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre
Director: Jeffery Matthews