Loyola Theatre Arts & Dance Announces its 2020-2021 Season

The Loyola Theatre Arts & Dance Department Announces the 2020-2021 Season

It is with excitement and anticipation that we bring to the 2020-2021 Loyola University stage a season that provokes, intrigues, and entertains audiences as it explores the complexities and ways that we are each touched by another.

Theatre for One
Directed by Bari James Bellard, Monica Harris, Jessica Lazano, Eduardo Ramirez, and Constance Thompson
Lower Depths Theatre
October 15, 16, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 @ 7:30 p.m.
October 18, 25 @ 2:00 p.m.

Theatre for One delivers an intimate and immersive journey into the playwright's singular vision. The resulting series of five-minute plays gives voice to characters grappling with interior and exterior climates situated historically and politically in this moment. Founded with the belief that heightening the intimate relationship between actor and audience member enhances the transformational impact of a live performance, Theatre for One has had residencies in locations throughout Manhattan including Times Square.

Cadillac Crew
By Toni Sampson
Directed by Lauren Turner
Marquette Theater
November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
November 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Cadillac Crew, written by Tori Sampson, lends voice to the now-silent pioneers of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity? Directed by Lauren Turner, Producing Artistic Director of the NOLA-based company No Dream Deferred. She is driven by her interest in equitable, place-based, culturally relevant theatre especially as it pertains to the global south. Her work lives where storytelling, community building, and politics intersect.

Stop Kiss
By Diana Son
Directed by Salvatore Mannino
Lower Depths Theater
March 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
March 7 @ 2:00 p.m.

Diana Son's Stop Kiss examines a hate crime through the lens of a love story. Throughout Stop Kiss, relationships are explored, formed, and even ended. Son elaborates on the depths of human emotion and compassion in this play. Directed by Salvatore Mannino, a creative producer with over fifteen years of experience. Mannino has collaborated with a variety of companies in New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and other cities around the country. In addition to producing independently, Mannino is also a co-founder of NightLight Labs, a Los Angeles based interactive media company specializing in technology-driven story telling. Mannino holds his MFA in Creative Producing from the California Institute of the Arts.

Head Over Heels
Book by Jeff Whitty
Adaptation by James Magruder
Music by The Go-Gos
Directed by Hardy Weaver
Marquette Theatre
April 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 @ 7:30
April 18 @ 2:00

Based on a 16th-century romance with music from The Go-Go's, Head Over Heels is a queer and perfect combination of Shakespearean verse and jukebox musical. Featuring the Go-Go's hits, Head Over Heels is a toe-tapping celebration of life, love, and self. An empowering tribute to the fluid journey we are all on of self-discovery, this production has truly got the beat. Director Hardy Weaver was born and raised in New Orleans and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida State University. Following tours with productions of Footloose, Cats, and A Chorus Line, he landed a spot in the national tour of The Book of Mormon, opening in Chicago. He then headed to New York to appear in The Book of Mormon on Broadway.

Main Season Tickets: Tickets available online at http://cmm.loyno.edu/theatre/events
Tickets: $15 General Admission
$12 Senior Citizens
$10 Students, Loyola Faculty and Staff, and Children
Group Rates Available for all Productions
Call 865-2074 for Ticket Information
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, 865-3840