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brandeis university mfa actors

showcase ’14

showcase performance schedule february 10, 2014 6:00 pm Reception to follow Central Square Theater 450 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139

  february 18-19, 2014 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row 410 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036

  for more information and to rsvp, visit The Brandeis mfa Actors Showcase is funded in part by the Brandeis Creative Arts Council.

We are excited to invite you to the Brandeis MFA Actors Showcase! The graduate acting program is designed to provide the highest level of theatrical investigation and practice to create young theater artists who will shape the future of American and world theater. Our goal is to set the stage for theater that is alive with excitement, clarity and surprise. Many thanks, and we look forward to seeing you!

sarah elizabeth bedard boston, massachusetts

It’s the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong. —Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

sam gillam

baltimore, maryland

I say farce deliberately, in the hope of covering up for you.

—EleuthÊria by Samuel Beckett

nicole dalton morristown, tennessee

There’s an end to every storm….But only then, in those quiet moments after the storm, do we learn who was strong enough to survive it. —Grey’s Anatomy

brandon green selma, alabama

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. —August Wilson

alex johnson wichita, kansas

What matters most is the music you hear in your head….The impossible ideal, as it were. The beauty not quite within our grasp…. If only we could live in the music forever.... —Souvenir by Stephen Temperley

alex m. jacobs

aylesbury, united kingdom is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about... —Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde

sara schoch cleveland, ohio

And though she be but little, she is fierce. —A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

eddie shields

philadelphia, pennsylvania

The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober. —The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill

laura jo trexler denver, colorado

I must have done something good. —Something Good [from The Sound of Music] by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

j. andrew young los angeles, california

I regard the theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. —The Artist as Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde and Richard Ellman 

Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there’s got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you’re at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together. —Yo-Yo Ma

brandeis performance faculty Nancy Armstrong Susan Dibble, Chair Nancy Doyle Adrianne Krstansky Marya Lowry, Head of MFA Program Janet Morrison Elizabeth Terry Robert Walsh, Artistic Director, Brandeis Theater Company

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Brandeis University MFA Showcase 2014