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University of Kentucky Theatre’s studio season goes online this fall with first performance Friday

Featuring work written and/or directed by the university’s own students, the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance Studio Season will open this weekend with “The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time and He is Very Upset With You All.” To keep the community safe, engaged and entertained this semester during a pandemic, Studio Season will be presented online.

The fall portion of the season, which gives UK students the chance to stage their own work or interpretations of work, will take center stage with two showings of “The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time and He is Very Upset With You All” beginning 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The production, written by Ryan M. Bultrowicz, is being directed by UK’s own Abby Davis, a theatre, English and musical theatre certificate senior from California, Kentucky.

“Studio Season has always been about our students. It is a space for them to explore and express their creativity. And so it remains,” Studio Season Director Stephen Wrentmore said. “This season we have the unique opportunity for anyone to participate and present their original work through ‘Un-Staged.'”

Details on how to make submissions for “Un-Staged” can be found on social media at #ukstudioseason or send an email to ssbukytandd@gmail.com for more information.

All Studio Season shows will be livestreamed and free this season, but attendees will need to get access. Individuals interested in watching a production should request tickets for Studio Season productions via email to ssbukytandd@gmail.com by listing the production (i.e. DISTURB MARCEL for the first show) in the subject line.

This rest of the fall productions and the students presenting them are:

• “I Talk To The Flowers” by Madison Fiedler and directed by theatre senior Sami Durstock, of Edgewood, Kentucky, beginning 5:30 p.m., Oct. 8, and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9;

• “Paper Towels” by Nelson Diaz-Marcano and directed by theatre, arts administration and musical theatre certificate senior Jaime Delgado, of Louisville, Kentucky, beginning 5:30 p.m., Oct. 23, and 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24;

• “Un-staged” Studio Season Original Work Festival, beginning 5:30 p.m., Nov. 6, and 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7; and

• “Cabaret” performance by musical theatre coordinated by theatre, arts administration, musical theatre certificate and Lewis Honors College senior Chelsea Russell, of Independence, Kentucky, beginning 6 p.m., Nov. 12.

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