The Independent Artist Series is proud to announce the 2019 festival lineup! This year, IAS will be featuring four diverse pieces of live performance, three of which are world premiers.
You can find information about the shows below.
Stay tuned for interviews, pictures, behind-the-scenes updates, show times and more!
Devised by Rachel Brandenburg, Maia Aoibheil, Kashia Ellis-Taylor, Laura Smith, and Charlotte Snee & directed by Rachel Brandenburg
Having been shut out of her Catholic religion, accused of witchcraft, and on her way to trial, a young woman convenes with a coven of witches. They perform a ritual “mass,” blending liturgical elements from Catholicism with witchcraft, telling stories from their trials in order to find new hope and freedom from their ashes.
Written and directed by Caleb Russell
Internal Affairs follows the story of John who suffers from depression, and begins to have
dreams about a friend in college years ago. Over time, the dreams (seemingly good) help him get out of his depression, until he starts to become obsessed with them, trying to
sleep whenever he can. This play address how non-tangible things like emotions, religious
beliefs, love, dreams, aspirations, etc. can have a profound impact on us, even if no
one else will ever truly understand them.
Man, the Creature
Written by Mackenzie Kirkman & Directed by Maddie Mitchell
Showing snapshots from Dostoevsky’s four years in prison, this story distorts itself from the
truth of his life that it is based on, creating instead the character of Goryanchinkov who
endures the prison for Dostoevsky. This piece moves forward thematically, exploring the
strength of the human spirit even in the most difficult circumstances.
21 Chump Street
Written by Lin Manuel Miranda
Directed by Kyle Carson and Holly West, Choreography by Michelle Guiot, & Music direction by Joseph Ivan.
21 Chump Street is a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute
transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of
winning her affection – only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers. 21 Chump Street discusses the ramifications of peer
pressure, conformity and drug use in our schools with a message that will stay with teenagers
long after they leave the theater. (RNH.com)