Theatre Events

Missouri S&T actively supports a wide range of trending theatrical performances in Castleman Hall’s Leach and Black Box Theatres. Our actors include students, faculty, and members of the Rolla community. All events are presented by the Missouri S&T theatre program within the arts, languages, and philosophy department. We hope you’ll join us for our 2020-2021 season!

The Distance Between the Waves

Debut of new Alpha Psi Omega-commissioned play

7 p.m. Friday, May 7 & Saturday, May 8 | 2 p.m. Sunday, May 9 | Presented live via Zoom

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Dr. Eleanor Kiesler is finally doing the important work she’s been dreaming of for years. But as that work starts to destroy her life, mysterious radio transmissions begin barging into her home. Can she find the balance she needs to keep it together? And what bearing does the life of Hollywood legend/genius Hedy Lamarr have on all of this?

"The Distance Between the Waves," a new play by K. Willow Coleman, commissioned by Missouri S&T's theatre honor society, Alpha Psi Omega-Psi Nu Cast, will make its debut as part of the society's 2021 spring production.  Watch the play live on Zoom. 

Donations to the Alpha Psi Omega student organization are encouraged. For general inquiries or to make a donation, please contact us at alphapsiomega@mst.edu.

No Shame Theatre

Welcome to No Shame Theatre. Where anything can happen... and usually does!

"Doors" open for submissions at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Presented via Zoom the second Friday of each month
April 9

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What is No Shame Theatre?

No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers and audience are constantly changing roles. Anything can happen, and usually does, in this late night venue for original work. We take the first 15 pieces to walk in the door and there are only three rules: pieces must be original (no copyright violations), short (five minutes or less), and not break anything (including the law). Inside those rules you can do pretty much anything you're interested in trying in front of a live audience. Audiences could see plays, monologues, songs, dance, poetry, mime, juggling, comedy, tragedy, improvisation or magic. You don't have to perform at No Shame. Feel free to come as a spectator and see the evening's unique lineup. No two performances are the same!

Questions?

Email Taylor Gruenloh at gruenloht@mst.edu

2021 Virtual Solo Performance Festival

To Bathe or Not to Bathe - by Gwyneth Strope

7 p.m. | Feb. 26-27 | Presented live via Zoom

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Description

In this dark-comedy memoir, Gwyneth is determined to drown herself in her dirty bathtub, dressed as the image of Ophelia. When Linda, her aunt with intellectual disabilities, knocks on the door, Gwyneth begins a journey towards realizing that she is loved. Through banter, storytelling, and the de-construction of Ophelia, To Bathe or Not to Bathe, examines this painful, yet pivotal moment for the two women as they discover what they truly mean to one another.

Questions?

Email Taylor Gruenloh at gruenloht@mst.edu

She Made Space - by Meredith Dayna Levy

7 p.m. | April 2-3 | Presented live via Zoom

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Description

Echo is a romantic. She also loves women. She didn't always know she loved women, though. Occupying space made by the loves and works of Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, and Djuna Barnes, Echo critically considers her own life, and traces her steps towards the embracing of her whole self.

Questions?

Email Taylor Gruenloh at gruenloht@mst.edu

Buyer & Cellar - by Jonathan Tolins

7 p.m. | April 16-17 | Presented live via Zoom

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Description

Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Questions?

Email Taylor Gruenloh at gruenloht@mst.edu