Greer Garson Theatre at Santa Fe University of Art and Design Announces its Fall 2016 Season
This season’s productions, presented and produced by students, faculty and staff of the performing arts department, will feature shows ranging from musical comedies and dramas to classic productions
Santa Fe, N.M.—September 21, 2016—The Greer Garson Theatre,
located on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), is pleased to announce the schedule for the fall 2016 productions. Produced and presented by the students, faculty and staff of the SFUAD performing arts department, there will be three main stage shows and the opening nights for each main stage productions will be red-carpet gala events, with free food, drinks and a “talk back” after the show with the cast and directors.
2016 Season at Greer Garson Theatre:
Company – Music and lyrics by Steven Sonheim; Directed by Dallet Norris
Oct. 7 – 15, 2016
The musical comedy Company, with music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim, follows a young man on his exploration of relationships and marriage. The production is directed by Dallett Norris, who recently moved from New York City to Santa Fe, with a long career as an international director and producer.
Girls Like That - Written by Evan Placey; Directed by Shad Willingham
Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2016
This urgent and explosive play explores gender inequality and pressures on today’s digital generation. New acting/directing faculty Shad Willingham, recently from the Los Angeles area, debuts as director.
William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night - Directed by Brian Gillespie
Nov. 18 – Dec. 3, 2016
William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night opens on November 18 and closes on December 3, with a weekend off over the Thanksgiving holiday. Brian Gillespie, a guest director from New York City, will direct the timeless comedy about love, loss, and mistaken identity.
Detailed schedule information and tickets for the main stage productions are available online at www.ticketssantafe.org or at the Greer Garson Theatre box office before the performance. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students.
Fall 2016 Season at the Forum
The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Directed by Bill Wesbrooks
Oct. 19 and Oct. 20, 2016
The Laramie Project addresses the murder of a student at the University of Wyoming because of his sexual identity. There will be two separate casts presenting the original The Laramie Project on
October 19 at 6 p.m., as well as The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later on October 20 at 6 p.m. These productions will be performed in the Forum, an assembly space located
next to Fogelson Library. These are both directed by Bill Wesbrooks, current Director of Vocal Performance at NYU Steinhardt.
Additional Fall 2016 Performances:
Musical Theatre Workshop showcases selected songs from the contemporary Broadway canon with performances on Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Weckesser Studio Theatre, the black box space located in the Greer Garson Theatre Complex. This show will be directed by new lead faculty in musical theatre, Kathy Morath.
The Department also presents fast-burn shows in which the cast rehearses and performs in the same week, as part of the Get A Room! The Room Play Series. Directors include Brian Gillespie and Jon Jory.
Patrons can follow emerging artists in the SFUAD Performing Arts Department in a more intimate way this fall, through attendance at classroom and extracurricular performance projects. These are free to the public, first come, first-served. These are wildly popular, casual events for a variety of audiences who want to see more students at work.
Updates and schedules will be posted at www.facebook.com/GreerGarsonTheatre throughout the season. For more information on SFUAD or the performing arts department, visit santafeuniversity.edu.
About SFUAD’s Performing Arts Department
The Performing Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design introduces students to all facets of live theatre, as well as work within the greater entertainment industry. All students have an opportunity to either perform or participate in design/technical work in productions on the Greer Garson Theatre stage as part of their training. With this broad foundation, SFUAD graduates move into either careers in arts and entertainment or onto further graduate studies.
About the Greer Garson Theatre
The Greer Garson Theatre is a 514-seat proscenium theatre on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design named for its benefactor, the actress Greer Garson.
About Santa Fe University of Art and Design:
Santa Fe University of Art and Design is an accredited institution located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s leading centers for art and design. The university offers degrees in business, contemporary music, creative writing, digital arts, graphic design, film, performing arts, photography and studio art. Faculty members are practicing artists who teach students in small groups, following a unique interdisciplinary curriculum that combines hands-on experience with core theory and prepares graduates to become well-rounded, creative, problem-solving professionals. SFUAD boasts an international student body and opportunities to study abroad, encouraging students to develop a global perspective on the arts. Santa Fe University of Art and Design is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.