Performances and Events

Upcoming Performances

Theatre and Dance Announces Virtual Slate of Spring 2021 Performances

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to Wednesday, May 5, 2021

By Keith Martin Following the success of its newly created virtual stage during the fall semester, the Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is announcing six additional virtual events for spring 2021.

Chisa Hutchinson

This Is Not The Play by Chisa Hutchinson

Thursday, February 25, 2021 to Sunday, February 28, 2021

A Black playwright tries to wrangle a story from her two reluctant white characters and distrust abounds. Stereotypes, prejudice, and perceptions of race and gender are at the forefront of This is Not the Play: a play about the process of creating a play.

Appalachian Dance Ensemble Photo by Lynn Willis

Best of Appalachian Dance Ensemble

Thursday, March 25, 2021

This virtual best-of showcase from Appalachian State University's Department of Theatre and Dance features works from at least seven faculty choreographers, including Laurie Atkins, Emily Daughtridge, Regina Gulick, Cara Hagan, Ray Miller, Brad Parquette, and Sherone Price.

With Two Wings by Anne Negri

Friday, April 9, 2021 to Sunday, April 11, 2021

Now in its 49th season, the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre offers this award-winning play as a live streaming event, while keeping options open for possible limited live performances.

Dr. Ray Miller wrote this play about his experience as a student at Kent State.

Kent State: Then and Now by Dr. Ray Miller

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021

A new play that chronicles the four days leading up to the deadly shooting of students by the Ohio National Guard on the Kent State University campus in May 1970. This event left four students dead, 13 others wounded and a nation in disbelief.

The 2021 10-minute play festival

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Theatre students in the Directing Techniques course are producing more than 12 new 10-minute plays from playwrights across the country.