Archives 2011-2012

The Graduate Student Showcase

Wednesday, 8/31 at 7:30 pm

A variety of performances by our versatile graduate students launches our 20th season in the HBB.


Directed by Benjamin Haas
Wednesday, 9/21 – Saturday, 9/24 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, 9/25 at 2:30 pm

Tricycling is 1) Riding a tricycle.  2) Becoming an integral part of a preexisting romantic couple.  3) Performing an activity from beginning to end three consecutive times.  Tricycling does all three to complicate relationships in a mediated world.

(I am still here) Language Has Left The Building

Guest artist Violet Juno
Friday, 9/30 at 7:30 pm

Recounting stories from the classroom, the ICU ward and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, critically acclaimed performance artist Violet Juno explores how words express and shape who we are and what we think we know.

The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood

Directed by Tracy Stephenson Shaffer
Wednesday, 10/26 – Saturday, 10/29 at 7:00 & 9:00 pm
Sunday, 10/30 at 2:30 pm

What big ideas we have! Join Ruby and Harry as they take a journey through the histories and theories of the best known folktale of all time in an attempt to figure out their long, troubled relationship.

Home Bodies

Produced by Jade Huell
Tuesday, 11/8 & Wednesday, 11/9 at 7:30 pm

A collaborative performance project featuring students from Baton Rouge Community College, Xavier University, and Louisiana State University. Students take a deeper look at the idea of “home” through language and movement.

The Fall Showcase

Tuesday, 11/29 & Wednesday, 11/30 at 7:30 pm

A celebration of the exceptional work done by our students in our performance studies and video courses.

Across Disciplines:  Transadaptation

Produced by Ariel Gratch
Wednesday, 2/8 & Thursday, 2/9 at 7:30 pm

An innovative performance that brings the work of five diverse scholars together with the work of four creative writers and four performance practitioners. The result pushes the boundaries of what we expect from academic work and highlights the possibilities of performance.

Haunting Fragments: On Existential Chickens, Live Shadows, Snapshots and Demons

Directed by Lyndsay Michalik
Inspired by the writings of Rick Moody
Wednesday, 3/7 – Saturday, 3/10 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, 3/11 at 2:30 pm

Intertwining stories of love and loss, this performance explores how memorializing, writing and photography can hurt, heal, transform and complicate our experience of time-space and memory.

the Dworld book encyclopedia of 1959

Directed by Ruth Laurion Bowman
Wednesday, 4/25 – Saturday, 4/28 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, 4/29 at 2:30 pm

Delight in the drama of “D” in this retrospective of 1960s dance, duck n cover defense, the dixie delta, dogs, dresses, and dictating machines in devilish dialogue with our 2012 ddddigital view of these and other dizzy Ds.

The Spring Showcase

Tuesday, 5/1 & Wednesday, 5/2 at 7:30 pm

Our 20th season concludes with an array of performances our extraordinary students have created this semester.

The HBB gratefully accepts donations at the door for all performances.