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Two Rooms

"Two Rooms" by Lee Blessing

November 3-5, 2022

From Dramatists Play Service: The two rooms of the title are a windowless cubicle in Beirut, where an American hostage is being held by Arab terrorists, and a room in his home in the United States, which his wife has stripped of furniture so that, at least symbolically, she can share his ordeal. In fact the same room serves for both and is also the locale for imaginary conversations between the hostage and his wife, plus the setting for the real talks she has with a reporter and a State Department official. The former, an overly ambitious sort who hopes to develop the situation into a major personal accomplishment, tries to prod the wife into taking umbrage at what he labels government ineptitude and inaction, while the State Department representative is coolly efficient, and even dispassionate, in her attempt to treat the matter with professional detachment. It is her job to try to make the wife aware of the larger equation, of which the taking of a hostage is only one element, but as the months inch by it becomes increasingly difficult to remain patient. The wife is finally goaded by unforeseen developments to speak out against government policy and, in so doing, triggers the tragic series of events that brings the play to its startling conclusion. In the end there are no winners, only losers, and the sense of futility and despair that comes when people of goodwill realize that logic, compassion, and fairness have become meaningless when dealing with those who would commit such barbarous acts so willingly.

 

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Created for Professionals

Even though it is designed for Theatre Educators, our graduate program is open to all Theatre Practitioners, whether in Professional, Academic and/or Community Theatre. All courses will consist of instruction in the theoretical, critical and practical aspects of all facets of Theatre, as well as a pedagogical unit focused on developing lesson plans, modules and teaching strategies for each area of study.

 

Created for Professionals

Created for Professionals

Created for Professionals

Even though it is designed for Theatre Educators, our graduate program is open to all Theatre Practitioners, whether in Professional, Academic and/or Community Theatre. All courses will consist of instruction in the theoretical, critical and practical aspects of all facets of Theatre, as well as a pedagogical unit focused on developing lesson plans, modules and teaching strategies for each area of study.

 

Artist and Educator

Our Theatre Education concentration is one-of-a-kind. As the only program of its kind in Mississippi, our students graduate with a unique skill set to be artist and educator. Students in this program deepen their ability to tell stories onstage, while also learning best practices for passing that knowledge on to students in their own classrooms. By partnering with our School of Education, Theatre Education students gain the tools they need for skillful K-12 teaching, enjoy mentorship from active theatre teachers and theatre practitioners, and graduate with their professional teaching certificate.

 

Artist and Educator

Artist and Educator

Artist and Educator

Our Theatre Education concentration is one-of-a-kind. As the only program of its kind in Mississippi, our students graduate with a unique skill set to be artist and educator. Students in this program deepen their ability to tell stories onstage, while also learning best practices for passing that knowledge on to students in their own classrooms. By partnering with our School of Education, our Theatre Education students gain the tools they need for skillful K-12 teaching, enjoy mentorship from active theatre teachers and theatre practitioners, and graduate with their professional teaching certificate.

 

Craft and Performance

Students in our Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program develop their unique artistic voices through a holistic approach to theatre. The structure of our Theatre program means you graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to create quality productions in a variety of ways. Whether you are an actor, designer, or stage manager, you’ll take classes in both stage craft and performance to sharpen your ability to tell stories with creativity, ingenuity, and professionalism.

 

Craft and Performance

Craft and Performance

Craft and Performance

Students in our Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program develop their unique artistic voices through a holistic approach to theatre. The structure of our Theatre program means you graduate with a comprehensive knowledge of what it takes to create quality productions in a variety of ways. Whether you are an actor, designer, or stage manager, you’ll take classes in both stage craft and performance to sharpen your ability to tell stories with creativity, ingenuity, and professionalism.

 

The Show Must Go On
The Show Must Go On
The Show Must Go On