Current Productions

TDM Fall 2018 Productions

Mahagonny; A Song Cycle and Seven Deadly Sins

TDM Senior Thesis Fall Productions

A Streetcar Named Desire

next to normal

: a story project

 

TDM Fall 2018 Productions

Mahagonny; A Song Cycle and Seven Deadly Sins

Two Chamber Musicals written by Bertolt Brecht
Composed by Kurt Weill
Directed by Ashley Tata 
Music Directed by Ed Jones

Performances run Dec 6-9.

ABOUT MAHAGONNY; A SONG CYCLE AND SEVEN DEADLY SINS:
Mahagonny; A Song Cycle and The Seven Deadly Sins are songspiel[en] made between 1927 and 1933 by German theater-makers Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. They were created at home in Berlin and in exile in Europe. At the time they introduced new methods that these theorist/creators would continue to develop throughout their careers. Among these are experiments in the function of theater as a space for ideas and civic discourse and confrontation and the function of music as popular form and tool for dissonance within the theatrical medium. This production of The Sins of Mahagonny will bring both pieces to the stage in a contemporary context with songs, protest, dance, video and electronics for a 21st century expressionist Amerikana club-kabaret nightmare. A hearth-and-home dream-in-flames. 

 Learn more about Ashley Tata & Ed Jones here:
www.ashleytata.com
www.edwardelwynjones.com

 

TDM Senior Thesis Fall Productions

A Streetcar Named Desire

ASND

CAST
Blanche ... Chloe Brooks/Vivien Leigh
Stanley ... Julius Wade/Marlon Brando
Stella ... Enosa Ogbeide/Anna Schuliger
Mitch ... Jacob Roberts

​​​​​​Directed by Mitch Polonsky

PERFORMANCES

Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street

Friday, October 12 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 13 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 14 at 2pm

Tickets are FREE for all. Email streetcarinfarkas@gmail.com to reserve your tickets today before they sell out!

The Goat Exchange and Harvard's Theater, Dance, and Media present a radical new interpretation of Tennessee Williams' beloved classic A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, widely considered the greatest American drama. This production weaves together media from the ground-breaking 1951 film staring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh with live performance, music, and dance into a thrilling multimedia event presenting a profound contemporary perspective on this timeless story.

This production includes depictions of sexual assault, suicide, and gender-based violence. 

next to normal

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Directed by Kier Zimmerman ’20
Music Directed by Liz Kantor ’18 and Mateo Lincoln ’19
Produced by Sarah Rossman ’19, Alexandra Caffrey ’19, and Sherry Gao ’19

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TICKETING

Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street

Thursday, November 1 at 8 pm
Friday, November 2 at 8 pm
Saturday, November 3 at 2 pm

Run time: 2.5 hours with an intermission

ABOUT THE SHOW

“And you find out you don’t have to be happy at all//to be happy you’re alive” How do we love someone who is suffering? In next to normal, each member of the Goodman family copes with the severe mental illness of Diana, the mother. With a powerful and heart-wrenching score, we follow the Goodman’s as they try to heal from unimaginable loss and create their own sense of normalcy. This show illustrates the effects of mental illness on the loved ones of those suffering and the courage it takes to survive just another day. It is irreverent, heartbreaking, and of incredible importance in the current culture surrounding mental illness.

Please be aware this production includes content related to mental illness and suicide. Auditions will include a short interview.

CAST

Diana Goodman … Sarah Rossman
Dan … Jake Corvino
Natalie … Sara Bobok
Gabe … Noah Barson
Henry … Brian Cami
Doctor Madden/Doctor Fine … Ashley Cooper
Option for ensemble (2) …

CREW

Director … Kier Zimmerman
Dramaturg/Producer … Sarah Rossman
Producer/Choreographer … Alexandra Caffrey
Technical Producer … Sherry Gao
Financial Advisor … Anisa Ahmed
Music Directors … Liz Kantor and Mateo Lincoln
Stage Manager … Abbie Sage
Assistant Stage Manager … Morgan Booker
Set Designer/Technical Director … Bryant Huggins
Lighting Designer … Charlie O’Mara
Costume Designer … Rhea Bennett
Properties Designer … Sabrine Keane

: A Story Project

Directed by Ian Askew, November 8-10, Farkas Hall