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Utah State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

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Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: (703) 437-0700
Fax: (703) 437-6312
Email: info@arts-accredit.org

If you have questions about what a NAST accredited school can mean for you, we invite you to review NAST's official questions/answers page.

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What's Playing?

2021-2022 Season

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USU Department of Theatre announces 2021-2022 season.

Miss Bennett: Christmas At Pemberley opens Thursday December 2nd and runs through Saturday December 4th. Evening performances at 7:30pm with Saturday matinee at 2:00pm.
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Dec. 2-4 & 6th-8th at 7:30 pm
Dec. 4 matinee at 2 pm

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Synopsis: A sequel to Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennet continues the story, only this time with bookisth middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her sibling's romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary's hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.

The Moors
February 11-18, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Saturday matinee at 2 pm

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Synopsis: Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors by Jen Silverman is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.

Getting Near to Baby
March 2-4, 2022
Student performances at 10 am
All audiences at 7 pm

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Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Willa Jo Dean and 7-year-old Little Sister Dean are reeling from the death of their baby sister, Baby. Little Sister's torment is so profound that she stopped talking. The girls have come to stay with Aunt Patty so that their mom can recover, but Aunt Patty is unused to the messy human ways of little girls and finds Little Sister's silence intolerable. Aunt Patty's rules and regulations finally drive the sisters to the roof, where they hope to escape her laws while at the same time getting nearer to their departed baby sister. Getting Near to Baby is a Y York adaptation of the book by Audrey Couloumbis.

9 to 5: The Musical
April 15-16 & 20-23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Saturday matinee April 16 at 2 pm

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Synopsis: Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy, and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy--giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? 9 to 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and is based on the book by Patricia Resnick.

Guest Artist Spotlight

Tarah Flanagan returns as Guest Director for USU Theatre's production: Miss Bennett: Christmas At Pemberley. Tarah previously appeared at UST in 2018 as a Guest Artist In Residence for An Iliad.
Tarah Flanagan
Tarah Flanagan returns to Logan as Guest Director for USU Theatre's production of Miss Bennett: Christmas At Pemberley.

Tarah previously appeared at UST in 2018 as Guest Artist In Residence for An Iliad.

Some of Tarah Flanagan's Credits include:
The Mint Theatre, looking Glass Theatre, and off-Broadway.
Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Mother's Book, PBS Series Futurestates, As the World Turns, and Darwin: the Series.

Geoffrey Kent is an actor, director, fight director, and educator based out of Denver, CO. One of only twenty Fight Masters with the Society of American Fight Directors. Geoffrey is in Logan for a residency with the USU Theatre Department to certify BFA students in stage combat.
Geoffrey Kent
Geoffrey Kent is in Logan for residency with the USU Theatre Department to certify BFA students in stage combat.

Geoffrey is an Actor, Director, Fight Director, and Dducator based out of Denver, CO.

One of only twenty Fight Masters with the Society of American Fight Directors, Geoffrey has spent twenty seasons with the Denver Center, fourteen with CSF, and has hundreds of professional fight directing credits. Geoffrey has appeared on numerous Colorado stages as well as nationally for the Utah Shaekspeare Festival, the American Shakespeare Center, and the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre among others.

Melinda Pfundstein speaks on MERAKI: Artistry & Wholeness. Identify, claim, and aim your unique strengths to bring your most whole, authentic self to your artistry and all you do.
Melinda Pfundstein
Guest Speaker Melinda Pfundstein will present:

MERAKI: Artistry & Wholeness. Identify, claim, and aim your unique strengths to bring your most whole, authentic self to your artistry and all you do.

Melinda Pfundstein is Executive Director and co-founder of StateraArts. She is also a director, actor, educator, arts consultant, advocate for women in the arts, and mother of three. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University, where she also competed her undergraduate work in theatre and dance performance, and served on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts.

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