Archives 2013-2014

FALL 2013


The Graduate Student Showcase
Friday 9/6 @ 7:30 PM

We open our season with a showcase of our stellar graduate students' performances.

Close Cover Before Striking
Created and Performed by John LeBret
Thursday 9/26 through Saturday 9/28 @ 7:30 PM

A mysterious collection of matchbooks, left by his grandparents, ignites both a scholar's curiosity and an artist's imagination.  This unexpected encounter with history and the archive contrasts our drives to remember and forget with the human need to create.

The Christ-Haunted South
Adapted and Directed by Tracy Stephenson Shaffer
Wednesday 10/16 through Saturday 10/19 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday 10/20 @ 2:30 PM

Flannery O'Connor called the south "Christ-haunted," an apt description of this collection of performed short stories about the contemporary south.  Not only does the ghost of Christianity reveal itself in each tale, but a creepy bunch of everyday "monsters" shows up too.


The French New Wave Project
Produced by Patricia A. Suchy
Saturday 11/2 @ 7:30 PM 

In the late 1950s young French directors revolted against the cinema du papa and launched a revolutionary nouvelle vague.  In 2013, LSU students launch their own next wave in a showcase of video projects shot on location in Paris.  Presented in English, in association with the Foreign Language Film Conference.


The Mixon Lyceum Fall Showcase
Tuesday 11/12 @ 7:30 PM

Our Speech and Debate Team showcases its top competitors.


The Fall Undergraduate Showcase
Wednesday 12/4 @ 7:30 PM

Each semester, we proudly present pieces developed by our students in Performance Studies classes.





How to End Poverty in 60 Minutes
Sojourn Theatre with Artistic Director Michael Rohd
Friday 2/21 @ 4:30 PM & Saturday 2/22 @ 7:30 PM

It's not a play, a lecture, an interactive workshop, a physical theatre piece, or a public conversation; it's all these things.  Following its premiere at Northwestern University in spring 2013, Sojourn Theatre is building a model of the show that can be re-mounted in collaboration with communities around the country through partnerships with artists, local non-arts partners and host universities or theaters.  LSU is one of the first sites in this re-imagined journey, and the week-long residency will culminate in this workshop performance.


The Mixon Lyceum Spring Showcase
Tuesday 3/11 @ 7:30 PM

Our Speech and Debate Team showcases its top competitors. 


Avalanches & centre/fugue
Created and Performed by Ariel Gratch and Lyndsay Michalik
Thursday 3/27 through Saturday 3/29 @ 7:30 PM

In Avalanches, whether it's climbing literal or figurative, personal or cultural mountains, each climb presents rewards, but is also fraught with dangers.  Inspired by the artwork of M.C. Escher, centre/fugue is a surreal journey through a wonderland of strange loops, fugues and fugue states, math and art, chaos and simplicity.


The Spring Undergraduate Showcase
Wednesday 4/30 @ 7:30 PM

The season finale: a celebration of the short performances and videos created by our students.