Department of Theatre introduces AU Theatre @ Home

Published: September 08, 2020

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Despite the pandemic, the Auburn University Department of Theatre remains dedicated to providing an unparalleled theatrical experience while maintaining our commitment to the education of students and dedication to our larger academic and local communities. To achieve this goal, while taking into account the safety and health of our audiences, casts, and crews, we will present the fall portion of the 2020-21 season – “Staging Change, Changing Stages” – in completely a new way. Through prerecorded digital performances, AU Theatre @ Home is an opportunity to view the fall productions in different formats for your distanced viewing pleasure.

AU Theatre @ Home will provide audiences with the opportunity to view the fall shows this season from the safety and comfort of their own home. For all the productions listed below with "AU Theatre @ Home" underneath, audiences will have access to a prerecorded version of the production, distributed digitally to their computer or other electronic devices. All digital productions are on sale starting Sept. 9.

Even though the Department of Theatre is keeping its auditorium seats empty for the time being, offering this season remains vital to the education of their students, and to the experience of their patrons and the larger community.

“Though the department chose the theme for this season before the converging global pandemics of Covid-19 and systematic racial inequity, “Staging Change, Changing Stages” takes on a different meaning given our current moment. Initially referencing performances in new and reimagined physical spaces, this theme now heralds a season exploring performance in many unlikely spaces, including digital,” Department Chair Chase Bringardner said.

After suddenly moving to remote learning in March and unfortunately cutting the 2019-20 season short, the faculty, staff, and students have spent the summer adjusting and reconceiving the ways they work, create, perform, and present.

"We are thrilled to share with you a season, unlike any other Auburn Theatre, has ever offered in its over 100-year existence,” Bringardner said.

Visit the AU Theatre @ Home information page to see all the details about digital performances.

The Department of Theatre will continue to offer Season Subscriptions. With a purchase of a season subscription for $60, you save the full price of a general admission ticket! In addition, you’ll automatically be sent access to digital productions as they become available. No need to reserve seats or gets physical tickets; as soon as you complete your order, we'll take it from there! We'll do all the work, so you can sit back and enjoy it! Subscribe Today!

The Department of Theatre
2020-2021 Season
Staging Change, Changing Stages

“Blithe Spirit”
By Noël Coward
Directed by Scott Phillips
AU Theatre @ Home
Available for Viewing: Oct. 12-18

“Together Apart: A Socially Distanced Collaboration”
Conceived and Directed by Ashley Butler
Music Direction James Mablin
AU Theatre @ Home
Available for Viewing: Nov. 16-22

“Little Women”
By Kate Hamill
Adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Daydrie Hague
AU Theatre @ Home
Available for Viewing: Dec. 7-13

“Ragtime A Staged Concert”
Book by Terrence McNally | Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow
Directed by Chase Bringardner
Music Direction James Mablin
Choreography Jeri Dickey
Format to Be Announced
February 2021

The Future is Here: A Student One-Act and Performance Festival
A collaboration led by Tessa Carr, Sarah Chandler, Adrienne Wilson
Format to Be Announced
April 2021

Submitted by: Rachele Deluca