2018-19 Open Door Series

A new student-focused program designed to explore content meaningful and relevant to our college students as they navigate relationships with each other and the broader world. The OPEN DOOR SERIES explores a broad range of play texts, styles and genres. Projects invite partnerships with other NC State organizations and foster community connections. Contact Rachel Klem or Mia Self for more info or to establish a partnership connection.

Aug. 24 | CREATIVE ARTIST READING: A Good Little Rain by Natalie Sherwood

Wolfpack Welcome Week. Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall, 7:30pm, FREE admission.


Sept. 17 | AUDITION ORIENTATIONIn The Blood

Frank Thompson Hall, 7:00pm


Sept. 18/19 | AUDITIONSIn The Blood

Frank Thompson Hall, 7:00pm. A perusal script is available in the lobby at Thompson Hall. Interested persons may check out and read the script in the lobby. Audition sides (scenes) will be available online here as the date approaches.


Sept. 19 | TALKBACK —  Men on Boats

Grand Hallway, Frank Thompson Hall, At the conclusion of the performance of Men on Boats — approximately 9:30pm. FREE admission.


Sept. 24/25 | BANNED BOOKS PERFORMANCE

NC State students present scenes and monologues from banned and challenged books as part of National Banned Books Week in conjunction with NCSU Libraries. Location/Time TBA, FREE admission.


Oct. 17-21 | IN THE BLOOD by Suzan-Lori Parks

In The Blood show graphic

Hester and her 5 children are homeless and desperate for a way off the street. Although Hester‘s family is surrounded by seemingly helpful people, they are unable to get out from under the poverty and neglect that society has heaped upon them. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Suzan-Lori Parks, this re-envisioning of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter engages the audience in questions of societal and personal responsibility. IN THE BLOOD is presented in support of NC State’s campus-wide conversation related to the University’s common reading of Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer’s, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America.
By Suzan-Lori Parks
NC State students: $6


Nov. 12 | READING 1

Title to be named at a later date. Frank Thompson Hall, Room 150, 7:30pm, FREE admission.


Dec. 7 | NCSU DANCE WITH MODERATED TALKBACK

Frank Thompson Hall, Room 150, 5:30pm, FREE admission.


Jan. 30 | AUDITION ORIENTATIONA Good Little Rain

Frank Thompson Hall, 7:00pm


Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 | AUDITIONSA Good Little Rain

Frank Thompson Hall, 7:00pm. A perusal script is available in the lobby at Thompson Hall. Interested persons may check out and read the script in the lobby. Audition sides (scenes) will be available online here as the date approaches.


Feb. 11 | READING 2

Title to be named at a later date. Frank Thompson Hall, Room 150, 7:30pm, FREE admission.


Mar. 20-24 | A GOOD LITTLE RAIN by Natalie Sherwood

A Good Little Rain show graphic

A young woman searches for meaning in mental illness, explorations of sexuality, and the loss that comes with the chronic illness of her mother. Michelle struggles with depression, anxiety, and her distorted self-image at the core of her battle in this memory play by Arts NC State 2018 Creative Artist Award-winner, Natalie Sherwood.

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, Frank Thompson Hall. NCSU students – $6. Tickets available February 1.


Apr. 16 | NCSU DANCE WITH MODERATED TALKBACK

Frank Thompson Hall, Room 150, 5:30pm, FREE admission.