Theatre and Performance Studies Productions

2021-2022 Season

To order tickets or learn more about the performances, please contact the box office at 617-627-3493 or order tickets online.

Almanac

Book, Music, Lyrics by:  Harrison J. Clark & Benjamin H. Mizrach
Conceived by:  Harrison J. Clark
Directed by Maurice Parent

November 4-6, 2021
November 12-14, 2021

Balch Arena Theatre/Tufts University

Almanac asks "What is the true price of cultural and artistic agency for the Black American Artist?" and "How can we define 'Black Art'?" Now more than ever, the artistic universe is seeking to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive arts industry.  Almanac is a project that stands on the shoulders of decades worth of Black scholars who dedicated their lives and careers to devising their own definitions of "Black Art." With a vibrant, electrifying score by composer / lyricist team Harrison Clark and Ben Mizrach and direction by TDPS’ Professor of the Practice Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Almanac sits at the intersection of two equally pressing issues facing modern American artists: it provides an opportunity to dissect and make sense of the past, while simultaneously looking forward to a reimagined future.

The Interrobangers 

By M Sloth Levine
Directed by Jo Michael Rezes

December 9-12, 2021

Balch Arena Theatre

Four groovy teens and a dog search the woods in their van to solve a mystery while exploring drugs, queerness, and the fear that men in rubber masks are scarier than monsters. The four question the world they know, looking into the parts of their history they would rather avoid.

Spring Awakening

Book & Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Maurice Parent

March 3-5, 2022
March 11-13, 2022

Balch Arena Theatre

Based on Frank Wedekind's play of the same name, Spring Awakening depicts a dozen young people making their way through the thrilling, complicated, and mysterious time of sexual awakening.

Spring Awakening is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  

We ask that our audiences wear a mask to performances in compliance with the university’s COVID-19 policy.