Congratulations on a Great Fall 2020!
Dear FIU Theatre Family,
Another semester is officially in the books and I am so proud of the work we accomplished this fall.
First, I must take this opportunity to congratulate our Fall 2020 graduates! You successfully made it through the program and have left your mark in our classrooms and on our stages. We are proud of you and excited to see where your career takes you. Please do not be strangers. Remember that although you have graduated, FIU Theatre will always be part of you.
To our faculty and students, congratulations on reaching the end of this unusual semester.
One thing that is true about theatre artists in general, and FIU Theatre artists in particular, is that we are resilient and do not back down from challenges. In fact, sometimes the greatest growth comes when we are challenged the most. We proved that this semester.
We produced three virtual staged readings, The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley, Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory, and Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau. I was inspired by the quality of the work as we discovered a new medium and developed our craft. Performers and designers worked together to tell these wonderful stories in imaginative ways, and it gave us an opportunity to continue connecting with our audience.
We also invited last year’s BFA performance majors to return to FIU to present their senior projects. 3 Solos gave some of our new graduates an opportunity to fully stage their one-person shows in our Black Box theatre. Their performances were filmed and streamed on YouTube. Those projects are still available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
Our directing students also worked on creating devised plays. Liminal Spaces is a collection of five original short plays that showcase our student’s wonderful imagination and tackle difficult subjects like isolation and loneliness. Those projects are still available for viewing on our YouTube channel.
We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break. Please remember to stay safe so that you are healthy and ready to take on a new semester in January.
Chair and Artistic Director