Academic Programs

2016-17 Season


Transy Theater hosts The Girl Project

The Girl Project is a unique arts-meets-activism program designed to inspire, educate and empower girls of all ages to challenge the misrepresentation of girls and women in American media culture through performing arts education. The Girl Project is part of Woodford Theatre's Education program and was conceived and created by Ellie Clark and Vanessa Becker Weig.

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August 1-7, 2016

Theater Guild produces 24-hour/10-minute Play Project

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September 16-18, 2016


by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people—some kind, some dangerous and cruel—as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer's Odyssey.

November 3-5, November 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.
November 13 at 2 p.m.

The Neo-Futurists

The Neo-Futurist aesthetic draws upon Dada, Surrealism, the work of the original Italian Futurists and an array of other artistic and performance disciplines to create something new and different. Although originally created as an ensemble to perform a specific show, The Neo-Futurists have grown to become one of the most highly regarded experimental theater companies in America. From humble beginnings as the first late-night theater production in Chicago, they have expanded into a company that mounts full seasons of adventurous, smart, interactive theater while still pursuing the ideas that inspired their creation.

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January 14-29, 2017

Southeastern Theater Conference (SETC) in Lexington, Ky.

SETC is the strongest and broadest network of theatre practitioners in the United States. They provide extensive resources and year-round opportunities for Their constituents. Their services, publications and products contribute significantly to the careers of emerging artists, seasoned professionals and academicians. SETC energizes the practical, intellectual and creative profile of theatre in America.

March 2-3, 2017


New works written and performed by students will include solo pieces, new plays by playwriting courses and a performance created by the Senior Seminar Class of 2017. More information to come.

Producer: Sullivan Canaday White

March 30-April 1, April 5, April 7-8 at 7:30 p.m.
April 9 at 2 p.m.

Professional Theater Project
Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi
Directed by Sullivan Canaday White
Roles for students to work alongside professional actors

In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!" in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.

May 17-20 at 7:30 p.m.
May 21 at 2 p.m.

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