The Department of Theatre is proud of its students, faculty, and alumni and their many accomplishments:
Prof. Joy Brooke Fairfield is appearing in a leading role in Once, a multi-Tony-winning musical enjoying its regional premiere at Playhouse on the Square. The show blends music and storytelling in an unusual way. The production’s orchestra consists of the actors themselves, including Fairfield on violin. The role of "Reza" not only demands musicianship, but showcases triple-threat expertise that Fairfield has developed in a considerable career in theater from New York to Seattle to San Francisco.
Prof. Joy Brooke Fairfield performed the lead role in a staged reading of playwright Carey Crim’s “Never Not Once” at the annual conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) in Las Vegas on Aug. 7, 2017. Winner of the 2017 Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Competition, the play deals with the emotional consequences of sexual assault through the story of a woman who decides to find her father, the man who assaulted her mother in college.
Prof. Joy Brooke Fairfield will direct a collaborative, site-specific performance at Documenta, a prestigious exhibition of contemporary art in Kassel, Germany, held every five years as a “museum of 100 days.” Fairfield will create a performance that contributes to conversations about environmental intimacy with award-winning performance artists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens. It runs June 14-20, 2017.