While most audiences walk into a large theatre and expect ushers to direct them to their row before a performance, The Exchange Artists move beyond the stage and literally sweep audiences off their feet to engage them on all levels.
In the upcoming student play “A Singularity,” audiences will follow the story of a Syrian refugee trying to find her home and her identity as a woman, a refugee and an individual after losing everything to war.
“The Great Society” is the second of UT alumnus Schenkkan’s plays chronicling former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s time in office, and it details the creation of the social programs from which the play gets its namesake.
Actors zip out of enormous Civil War era dresses, set pieces appear to magically slide onstage and projections materialize an eerie lightning storm approaching the audience. For one of the most intricate shows the theatre department has ever done, they turned to 21st century technology to solve the issues of a musical based in the 19th century.