- Communications Specialist
Theater Emory ushers in a new era under recently named artistic director, Brent Glenn, with a season full of new works and exciting collaborations.
“2017-2018 is a season where old becomes new again, where the known and the unknown collide,” says Glenn. “With influences like ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Dracula,’ French horror theater, bioethics and science fiction, this season will be steeped in science and folklore and the frontiers in which they intersect.”
The season opens with “Midnight Pillow,” Sept. 21 – Oct. 1 in the theater lab of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Directed by alumna Park Krausen and inspired by Mary Shelley, “Midnight Pillow” brings thirteen playwrights and six actors together to ask the question, “What is it that haunts your midnight pillow?”
The fall semester closes out with gory Halloween treat, “The Anointing of Dracula: A Grand Guignol,” Oct. 26 – Nov. 5 in the Alumni Memorial University Center’s Mary Gray Munroe Theater. Written and directed by Glenn and inspired by the works of Bram Stoker and others, this blood-drenched rock n’roll nightmare promises to be a vampire story that will not soon be forgotten.
The spring semester brings the return of Brave New Works, the Playwriting Center of Theater Emory’s biennial festival of new work. Play readings are free and open to the public and will take place Jan. 30 – Feb. 18. More information on play titles, dates, times, and reservations will be available at theater.emory.edu after Jan. 1.
Theater Emory closes out the season with a world premiere screening of the Emory Television Pilot, Apr. 20 at 7:30 p.m. This unprecedented collaboration between Theater Emory and Emory’s film and media studies department will be shot during the spring semester with film and media studies professor Rob Barracano directing.
Theater Emory, the professional company in residence at Emory University, produces a wide range of drama, from classics to new works. Liberal arts undergraduates work with professional directors, actors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs, choreographers, composers, music directors and stage managers.