RECENT PROJECTS

Some of Jeff's most recent directing projects have included these exciting works...

A Doll's House, Part 2

by Lucas Hnath

Nora Helmer, the character who famously slammed the door on her family at the end of Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House, has returned. This irreverent sequel to Ibsen's celebrated drama explores what happened to Nora after she left her husband and children, and how they receive her upon returning home fifteen years later.

This invigorating play-about-a-play examines the complexities and boundaries of that one thing Nora, like most of us, can leave behind but never fully divest ourselves of: Family.

When:   November 6 - 9, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Harbach Theatre, Knox College

 

THE LARAMIE PROJECT

by Moises Kaufman

and the members of Tectonic Theater

On October 6, 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence, beaten, and unconscious. Two days later, Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney were arrested for his kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder. The charges were amended to first-degree murder when Matthew died after spending five days in a coma.

In November of that same year, Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project made their first trip (of six) to Laramie to meet with and interview the people of the town. The result is a compassionate and complex portrait of a town shocked by an inexplicably brutal act of hatred.

When:   Feb. 22, 23, 27 & March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Studio Theatre, Knox College

 

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

by Tennessee Williams

 

Tennessee Williams's autobiographical "memory play" explores the delicate history of Amanda Wingfield and her tow children, Tom and Laura. Featuring a domineering mother, a daughter lost in a world of music and glass figurines, and a son trapped between ambition and responsibility, this American classic examines Williams's struggle to reconcile his identity with his shattered upbringing.

When:   May 9 - 12, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

Where:  Studio Theatre, Knox College