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Welcome to the 20172018 Season presented by the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University. We are pleased to offer a diverse schedule of productions, performances, and exhibitions from the Department of Dance, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Music. I am so excited about the upcoming season, and I am sure that you will find many events that you will want to attend. A few of our highlights include the Kibbutz Dance Co. from Israel, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the KSU Spring Arts Festival, and As You Like It. Want to attend several productions? Consider becoming a subscriber. You’ll enjoy many benefits, including savings of 25% off four or more School of Music Signature Series’ performances, or 25% off with the purchase of six performances from Theatre, Dance, or Music. Learn more about becoming a subscriber on page 62. This brochure includes detailed event information available at the time of printing, but please check arts.kennesaw.edu for updates, new events, and/ or changes to any events. I hope that you will make the arts a part of your life in 2017-2018. See you at the performances!

Patty Poulter Dean, College of the Arts


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Design Serving over 700 majors, the School of Art and Design is the largest unit in the College of the Arts. The School continues to grow by offering students a BFA program in Digital Animation as well as new concentration areas of study in Illustration, Sequential Art and a BAT in Apparel Textiles Technology. Further, the School recently signed an articulation agreement with ESA St. Luc Brussels, providing opportunities for student/faculty exchanges and coursework. BFA students concentrate in Ceramics, Graphic Communications, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Sequential Art, or Sculpture, and receive a solid classical foundation while exploring contemporary styles, methods, and materials. The Applied Arts programs (Graphic Communications, Illustration, and Sequential Art and the BFA in Digital Animation) prepare students for creative jobs in various industries. Art History students experience visual culture from a range of periods, regions and contexts. Art Education leads to K-12 teacher certification, and offers classroom experience early in the program. Learn more at arts. kennesaw.edu/visual-arts.

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WHAT IS A CAPSTONE? Seniors completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art Education degrees participate in capstone exhibitions that showcase artwork of various disciplines and materials representing individual styles and high levels of conceptual ability. These students are simultaneously enrolled in one of the upper-level capstone courses focusing on research as well as topics dealing with professional art, art education and design careers. Art History seniors in the Bachelor of Arts degree develop a rigorous research project in preparation for publication and present it as a public lecture.

Fine Arts Gallery | Fall 2017 CAPSTONE EXHIBITION I: ART EDUCATION October 24 – November 9 Reception: October 30, 5-7 pm

OPEN STUDIO

October 26, 5-7 pm

Come see us in action: Browse our student/ faculty artist’s market, watch college students work and ask them about their process, and see the work of students in the Zuckerman Museum’s Fine Arts Gallery. Have a portfolio? Bring it for a free review by one of our faculty.

CAPSTONE EXHIBITION II: November 14 – November 30 Reception: November 27, 5-7pm

Exhibitions utilizing the Fine Arts Gallery are presented in partnership with the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art. Learn more at zuckerman.kennesaw.edu.

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Fine Arts Gallery | Spring 2018 VISIONS’ 35TH ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION January 17 – February 22 Reception: January 17, 5-7pm

OPEN STUDIO

February 15, 5-7 pm

Come see us in action: Browse our student/ faculty artist’s market, watch college students work and ask them about their process, and see the work of students in the Zuckerman Museum’s Fine Arts Gallery. Have a portfolio? Bring it for a free review by one of our faculty.

CAPSTONE EXHIBITION I March 6 – March 15

Reception: March 12, 5-7pm

CAPSTONE EXHIBITION II March 20 – March 29 Reception: March 26, 5-7pm

SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL April 14, 11- 4 pm

Celebrate the arts at the Spring Arts Festival! The Festival will feature demonstrations and hands-on workshops in many two- and threedimensional media. There will also be a photo booth and a pin-up show, allowing local artists and students the chance to compete in four categories: elementary, middle, high school, and community. All activities are free. T-Shirts and food will be available for purchase. Learn more at KSUArtsFestival.com.

CAPSTONE EXHIBITION III April 16 – April 26

Reception: April 23, 5-7pm

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The Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University is the largest collegiate dance program in Georgia and a leader in undergraduate dance education in the Southeastern United States. Our state-ofthe-art facilities distinguish our program in the region, and house Atlanta’s only Dance Theater and largest dance studios. World-renowned faculty and guest artists provide our students with an education that prepares them to excel in the field of dance as artists and scholars. We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in ballet and modern, as well as a 15-hour dance minor. Partnerships with the region’s leading art organizations and performance venues provide our students with opportunities to perform, teach, choreograph, and experience dance at a professional level. Our study abroad program with the worldrenowned Batsheva Dance Company in Israel provides our students the opportunity to study contemporary dance in one of its premiere epicenters in the world. Learn more at KSUDance.com.

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HORSES IN THE SKY

October 24, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Kibbutz Dance Company Dance Theater (Marietta Campus) | $15-25 KSU Dance presents the world-renowned Kibbutz Dance Company from Israel with choreography by Rami Be’er.

SUSPENDED VISION

November 9-11, 2017 at 8p.m.

KSU Dance Company Dance Theater (Marietta Campus) | $15-20 An evening of innovative classical and contemporary choreography by KSU Dance Faculty and Guest Artists.

INFORMAL STUDENT DANCE CONCERT

December 4, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Chastain Pointe Studios | FREE A mixed repertory of work from fall dance classes.

KSU DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 February 10-11, 2018 at 5p.m.

Dance Theater (Marietta Campus) (Tickets available for festival participants only.) An annual high school dance festival featuring adjudicated performances, master classes, informal choreographic showings, and faculty seminars.

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CHOREOLAB

February 25, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Chastain Pointe Studios | FREE A presentation of experimental choreographic works developed during a 3-day choreographic intensive.

SYNERGY 2018 March 21, 2018

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center | FREE Experience a truly comprehensive fusion of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts for school students. Reservations are managed by ArtsBridge Foundation at the Cobb Energy Center.

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STUDENT DANCE CONCERT April 20-21, 2018 | 8 p.m.

KSU Dance Company Dance Theater (Marietta Campus) | $15-20 An evening of innovative senior projects created during the 2017-18 academic year.

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Music The School of Music offers three undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the School hosts over 170 events each year in the state-of-the-art Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center. Guest artists are regularly invited to perform and provide educational experiences to students. Partnerships with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, and The Velvet Note connect our students to the broader musical community and bring the community to KSU. The School of Music houses large student ensembles consisting of five choirs, two jazz ensembles, two orchestras, three bands, the KSU Marching Owls, an opera company and is certified as an All-Steinway School. Learn more at MusicKSU.com

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Signature Series

STREET CORNER SYMPHONY

August 19, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $18-25 Veterans of NBC’s “The Sing Off”, this Nashvillebased vocal band thrills audiences with their highenergy brand of a cappella music.

YEAR OF INDIA PRESENTS “SAVITRI” August 25-26, 2017 at 8 p.m. August 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. Onyx Theater | $5-10

SUMMIT PIANO TRIO

August 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA September 6, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

INTERCHANGE: MEDIUM

September 7-8, 2017 at 8 p.m. Zuckerman Museum | $12-15

FACULTY RECITAL: DUO TROMPIANO

September 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

FACULTY CHAMBER PLAYERS

September 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

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WIND ENSEMBLE

September 18 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-$15

FACULTY RECITAL: TREY WRIGHT, JAZZ GUITAR WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAURA COYLE September 19, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

JAZZ ENSEMBLES

September 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

WIND SYMPHONY

September 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

PHILHARMONIC

September 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

UNIVERSITY CHORALE AND MEN’S CHORUS

September 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

MIRARI BRASS

Signature Series

September 29, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $18-$25 From Renaissance music to Charles Mingus, this virtuoso brass quintet delights and inspires with their energetic style of performance.

KSU VOICE FACULTY PRESENT, “AN EVENING OF CABARET AND SURPRISE” October 2, 2017 at 8 p.m. Scott Hall | Free

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WOMEN’S CHOIR

October 3, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

BPC 10TH ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI RECITAL October 7, 2017 at 3 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

BPC 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONCERT October 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

UNIVERSITY BAND

October 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

Signature Series

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

October 13, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $25-55 Music Director Robert Spano leads the orchestra in works by Michael Gandolfi, composer/pianist Dejan Lazić, and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 3.

FACULTY RECITAL: ROBERT CRONIN, FLUTE October 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

FACULTY RECITAL: TYRONE JACKSON, JAZZ PIANO

October 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

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FACULTY RECITAL: ORAL MOSES, BASS-BARITONE

October 19, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

WIND ENSEMBLE

October 23, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

FACULTY RECITAL: ROBERT HENRY, PIANO October 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

JAZZ COMBOS

October 26, 2017 at 8 p.m. Onyx Theater | Free

BRASS SHOWCASE

October 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

CONCERTO COMPETITION October 31, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

MIXED CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

November 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

CLASSICAL GUITAR AND JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLES November 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

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FACULTY RECITAL: HELEN KIM, VIOLIN AND ROBERT HENRY, PIANO November 6, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA November 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

CHAMBER SINGERS, MEN’S ENSEMBLE, AND UNIVERSITY CHORALE November 9, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

GOSPEL CHOIR

November 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

MIXED CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

November 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

PHILHARMONIC

November 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

WOMEN’S CHOIR

November 15, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

WIND ENSEMBLE AND WIND SYMPHONY

November 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

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OPERA THEATER: “WHO WEARS THE PANTS?” November 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

JAZZ ENSEMBLES

November 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

UNIVERSITY BAND WITH TRUMPET ENSEMBLE November 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

KSU HOLIDAY CONCERT December 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE December 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

SONG OF ATLANTA/ ATLANTA VOCAL PROJECT December 8, 2017 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $18-25

Signature Series ATLANTA POPS ORCHESTRA WITH JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS: “IN THE SPIRIT” December 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $25-55 Atlanta’s premier Pops orchestra takes the stage with John Driskell Hopkins, founding member of the GRAMMY® award-winning Zac Brown Band, for an evening of holiday favorites.

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FACULTY RECITAL: TODD SKITCH, FLUTE WITH ROBERT HENRY, PIANO January 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

FACULTY RECITAL: ROBERT HENRY, PIANO January 29, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

COLLAGE CONCERT

February 3, 2018 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $15-30

FACULTY RECITAL: ELISABETH REMY JOHNSON, HARP

February 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

VOICE HONORS RECITAL February 6, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA February 7, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

Signature Series

ALLEN VIZZUTTI WITH THE KSU JAZZ ENSEMBLES February 8, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $12-15 Legendary jazz trumpeter Allen Vizzutti joins forces with Sam Skelton and the KSU Jazz Ensembles for a night of show-stopping Big Band jazz.

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FACULTY CHAMBER PLAYERS

February 12, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

WIND ENSEMBLE

February 13, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

UNIVERSITY BAND

February 19, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

PHILHARMONIC

February 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

Signature Series

VEGA STRING QUARTET February 22, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $18-25 International virtuosi and Artists-in-Residence at Emory University perform works by Haydn, Stravinsky, and Beethoven.

FACULTY RECITAL: CHARAE KRUEGER, CELLO WITH ROBERT HENRY, PIANO February 26, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

WIND SYMPHONY

February 27, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

FACULTY RECITAL: “AN EVENING OF FRENCH MELODIE,” WITH KSU VOICE FACULTY February 28, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

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WOMEN’S CHOIR

March 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

TRIPLE THREAT: KIMS, COUCHERONS, AND RANSOMS March 5, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

CHAMBER SINGERS, MEN’S ENSEMBLE, AND UNIVERSITY CHORALE March 6, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

Kennesaw State Festival of New Music

CHAMBER ENSEMBLES AND WIND ENSEMBLE March 8, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE March 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $18-25 These New York-based champions of modern American music perform works by John Luther Adams, Arvo Pärt, and Caroline Shaw. This performance is also part of the 2017-18 Signature Series.

FACULTY RECITAL: HELEN KIM, VIOLIN

March 12, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

GUEST ARTIST RECITAL: TAYLOR HIGHTOWER, BARITONE March 13, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free


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FACULTY RECITAL: CHRISTINA SMITH, FLUTE WITH ROBERT HENRY, PIANO March 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

JAZZ ENSEMBLE I

March 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

OPERA THEATER: “DIDO AND AENEAS”

March 23-24, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

SUMMIT PIANO TRIO March 28, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

JAZZ COMBOS

March 29, 2018 at 8 p.m. Onyx Theater | Free

FACULTY JAZZ PARLIAMENT

April 9, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

STUDENT COMPOSERS RECITAL April 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

MIXED CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

April 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

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CLASSICAL GUITAR AND JAZZ GUITAR ENSEMBLES April 12, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

GOSPEL CHOIR

April 14, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

PHILHARMONIC

April 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

WIND SYMPHONY AND UNIVERSITY BAND April 17, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

MIXED CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

April 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

WIND ENSEMBLE

April 19, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hal | $12-15

CHAMBER SINGERS, MEN’S ENSEMBLE, AND UNIVERSITY CHORALE April 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

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Signature Series

SONG OF ATLANTA/ ATLANTA VOCAL PROJECT: SPRING SHOWCASE April 21, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $18-25 This pair of award-winning Atlanta a cappella vocal ensembles share their passion for harmony in their spring barbershop showcase.

WOMEN’S CHOIR

April 24, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA April 25, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

JAZZ ENSEMBLES

April 26, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | $12-15

Signature Series

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA April 27, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Morgan Hall | $25-55 The closing concert of the 17-18 Signature Series features Prokofiev’s 1st Symphony, Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony, and KSU’s own Elizabeth Koch Tiscione performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto.

PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE April 30, 2018 at 8 p.m. Morgan Hall | Free

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Department of

Theatre and Performance Studies

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The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies (“TPS�) offers a Bachelor of Arts with four concentrations: acting, performance studies (including storytelling, performance art, directing, adaptation of texts for the stage, and dramaturgy), musical theatre, and design/technology. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Students perform in plays, musicals, poetry performances, adaptations of classic literature, storytelling, improv comedy, and new works. Performances are held on two campus stages: a black box space and a 315-seat theater. The KSU Tellers, a storytelling ensemble, performs at schools and professional events like the Atlanta Fringe Festival. The TPS Improv Ensemble K.I.S.S. performs in schools and professional venues around the metro area. Education abroad experiences include the Gaiety School of Acting, the National Theatre School of Ireland, The International Festival of University Theatre in Casablanca, Morocco, and programs in London, Paris, and Montepulciano, Italy. Learn more at KSUTheatre.com.

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FACULTY BENEFIT READING: THE CHRISTIANS August 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Stillwell Theater | $10 (at the door only) By Lucas Hnath Directed by Karen Robinson A mega-church 20 years in the making is ruptured by controversy when its Pastor challenges his congregation’s beliefs about the afterlife. This production by the TPS Faculty is an annual benefit performance for study abroad scholarships.

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24-HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL August 26, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Stillwell Theater | $5 Coordinated by Amanda Wansa Morgan Students, writers, directors, actors, and technicians fearlessly create theatre at a fever pitch in only 24 hours.

THE MAGIC NEGRO AND OTHER BLACKNESS

Guest Storyteller: Mark Kendall September 7-9, 2017 Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Stillwell Theater | $5-20 Coordinated by Charles Parrott

“[A] bristling 90 minutes of sketch comedy... sharp-edged but never mean-spirited...terrific satire. Cuts right through the skin.” —Wendell Brock for AJC This hilarious one-man show by Dad’s Garage’s Mark Kendall—also a leader in Atlanta’s growing African-American comedy network—shows a performer at war with himself. From race cards to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Black Jesus—you will laugh until you cry and cry until you laugh. Recommended for adult audiences.

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TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 September 26-October 1, 2017

Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Onyx Theater | $5-12 By Anna Deavere Smith Directed by Angela Farr Schiller Anna Deavere Smith’s powerful theatre piece about the 1991 Rodney King beating, the violent aftermath of the 1992 verdict, and the lasting impact of the L.A. riots on America’s conscience.

THE 5TH ANNUAL COMING OUT MONOLOGUES PROJECT October 12-13, 2017

Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m. Onyx Theater | $5 Directed by Karen Robinson Co-produced with GLBTIQ Student Programs Inspiring and celebratory, this performance features coming-out stories from KSU and metro area communities performed by KSU students.

Community Performance Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta October 23, 2017

K.I.S.S. (KENNESAW IMPROV SOCIETY STUPID!) October 20-21, 2017

Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Onyx Theater | FREE Coordinated by Jim Davis An evening of performances created entirely on the fly – our resident improve ensemble welcomes guest artists to usher in the fall with a hot of a guffaw (your choice). Side-splitting, surprising and, at times, absolutely silly. This event may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.

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HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL November 2-12, 2017

Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Stillwell Theater | $5-20 Music, Lyrics and Book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan Based on the classic 1989 film, Heathers: The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to take matters into her own hands.

KSU TELLERS FALL SHOWCASE

December 1-2, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Onyx Theater | $5 Directed by Charles Parrott Join the KSU Tellers for a collection of their best solo stories from the fall semester.

ROOTED

January 25-27, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Stillwell Theater | $5-20 By Tim Miller Coordinated by Charles Parrott Internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller is renowned for his humorous, passionate, and provocative performances that put gay identity and liberation front and center. Miller’s one-man show Rooted reveals the secret LGBT histories hiding in the American family tree.

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FEATHERS AND TEETH February 13-18, 2017

Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Onyx Theater | $5-12 By Charise Castro Smith Directed by Jim Davis Feathers and Teeth is the story of Chris, a 15-yearold girl who is struggling with her mother’s death and her father Arthur’s impending re-marriage to his malevolent fiancée Carole. As if this weren’t enough, Arthur injures an animal on the way home from work and brings it into the house so his family can nurse it back to health. They don’t know what the animal is, but it has feathers and teeth. And it wants to kill them all.

AS YOU LIKE IT

March 20-25, 2017

Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Stillwell Theater | $5-20 By William Shakespeare Directed by Rick Lombardo Original music by Haddon Kime One of Shakespeare’s most delightful, funny, and moving comedies. Forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust, and mistaken identity. Filled with songs, original music, clowns, and an MMA style cage mage, this production will explore how power, technology, and the restorative power of nature are intertwined in our modern world.

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K.I.S.S. (KENNESAW IMPROV SOCIETY STUPID!) April 13-14, 2018

Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. Onyx Theater | FREE Coordinated by Jim Davis An evening of performances created entirely on the fly – our resident improv ensemble welcomes guest artists to usher in the spring with a hoot or a guffaw (your choice). Side-splitting, surprising and, at times, absolutely silly. This event may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16.

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NEW WORKS AND IDEAS FESTIVAL April 17-20, 2018

Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m. Onyx Theater | $5 Coordinated by Margaret Baldwin

10-MINUTE PLAYFEST April 21, 2018, 8 p.m.

Stillwell Theater | $5 Coordinated by Margaret Baldwin and Karen Robinson An evening of original student written ten-minute plays.

KSU TELLERS SPRING SHOWCASE

April 28-29, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Onyx Theater | $5 Directed by Charles Parrott The KSU Tellers present a selection of their favorite storytelling performances from the spring semester.

MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE April 29, 2018, 7 p.m.

Stillwell Theater | FREE Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan Musical Theatre students showcase selected works from the 2017-2018 school year.

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Museum of Art FALL EXHIBITION: MEDIUM August 26 - December 3, 2017

Reception: Sat., September 16, 6-8 p.m. Medium investigates how psychics and individuals— mediums—guide us in our exploration of the unknown. Through works ranging from 1920s séance transcripts and Cold War-era “bone records” to Carrie Mae Weems’ seductive ghostly projections, Medium introduces a space to talk about topics we don’t truly understand, to experience the impact of history as it lingers in our present.

Kennesaw State’s 1st Biennial National Art Program Exhibition

Marietta Campus | Architecture Gallery September 1–20 Reception: September 11, 5-7pm Kennesaw Campus | Fine Arts Gallery, Henriquez Atrium, Social Sciences Gallery September 11- October 12 Reception and Award Ceremony: September 18, 5-7pm Sponsored by The National Arts Program Foundation in support of the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State proudly presents its first campus-wide employee art exhibition. The NAP Biennial spotlights staff and faculty artists at KSU as well as their immediate family members. The National Arts Program is designed to give artists at all skill levels the opportunity to exhibit their artwork professionally and compete for cash prizes in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Teen, and Youth categories.

All Exhibitions are FREE and open to the public.

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All Exhibitions are FREE and open to the public.

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SPRING EXHIBITIONS: January 27 - May 6, 2018 Reception: Sat., January 27, 6-8 p.m TOMASHI JACKSON: SOLO EXHIBITION

This spring, the ZMA presents the richly textured, mixedmedia work of Tomashi Jackson in her first solo museum exhibition. Jackson’s paintings and videos explore the value of human life within public spaces through processions of color and concepts of race.

SARAH EMERSON: SOLO EXHIBITION

Sarah Emerson’s nature-based works draw in the viewer with pop-color landscapes, then flood the senses with themes of life and death. Docile woodland creatures engaging in acts of destruction hint that something dark lives in the woods.

Youth Art Gallery

Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design’s Art Education Program, Bagwell College of Education, and Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art have joined together to create two high-profile Youth Art Galleries on KSU’s campus. Located in Kennesaw Hall and the Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Education Building, each gallery provides a space where pre-K to 12th grade educators can showcase their students’ artwork. Spring and fall rotations highlight KSU student teachers and alumni while the summer rotation is open to any Georgiabased teacher. Fall 2017 Exhibition Submission Deadline: October 2, 2017 Exhibition Duration: October 27, 2017March 15, 2018 Spring 2018 Exhibition Submission Deadline: February 15, 2018 Exhibition Duration: March 16 - May 31, 2018 Summer 2018 Exhibition Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018 Exhibition Duration: June 1 - October 25, 2018


SCHEDULE AT-A-G FALL 2017 Dates and times are subject to change. Visit arts.kennesaw.edu for updates, visiting artists, lectures, and more. Most events begin at 8 p.m. unless indicated otherwise; art exhibition receptions begin at 5 p.m. Please see pages 4-9 and 54-57 for dates of art exhibition receptions. Become a subscriber to the KSU College of the Arts and enjoy several advantages, including discounted tickets and more. Please see page 62.

AUGUST ‘17 18 19 25-27 26 26-Dec. 3 28

Faculty Benefit Reading: The Christians Street Corner Symphony Year of India presents “Savitri” 24-Hour Play Festival Medium Exhibition Summit Piano Trio

SEPTEMBER ‘17 1-Oct. 12 6 7-8 7-9 11 12 18 19 21 25 26 26-Oct. 1 28 29

1st Biannual National Art Program Exhibition Symphony Orchestra Interchange: Medium Guest Storyteller: Mark Kendall Faculty Recital: Duo Trompiano Faculty Chamber Players Wind Ensemble Jazz Duo: Trey Wright and Laura Coyle Jazz Ensembles Wind Symphony Philharmonic Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 University Chorale and Men’s Chorus Mirari Brass

OCTOBER ‘17 2 3 7 8

Voice Faculty “An Evening of Cabaret and Surprise” Women’s Choir BPC 10th Anniversary Alumni Recital BPC 10th Anniversary Celebration Concert

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GLANCE OCTOBER ‘17 9 12-13 13 17 18 19 20-21 23 24 24-Nov. 9 25 26 26 30 31

University Band The 5th Annual Coming Out Monologues Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Faculty Recital: Robert Cronin Faculty Recital: Tyrone Jackson Faculty Recital: Oral Moses K.I.S.S. (Kennesaw Improv Society Stupid) Wind Ensemble Horses in the Sky: Kibbutz Dance Company Fall Capstone I Exhibition Faculty Recital: Robert Henry, piano Jazz Combos School of Art and Design Open Studios Brass Showcase Concerto Competition

NOVEMBER ‘17 1 1 2-12 6 7 9 9-11 11 14 14 14-30 15 16 17 27 28

Mixed Chamber Ensembles Classical Guitar and Jazz Guitar Ensembles Heathers The Musical Helen Kim, violin and Robert Henry, piano Symphony Orchestra Cham. Singers, Men’s Ensemble, & Univ. Chorale Suspended Vision: KSU Dance Company Gospel Choir Mixed Chamber Ensembles Philhamonic Fall Capstone II Exhibition Women’s Choir Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony Opera Theater Jazz Ensembles University Band with Trumpet Ensemble

DECEMBER ‘17 1 1-2 4 4 8 14

KSU Holiday Concert KSU Tellers Fall Showcase Percussion Ensemble Informal Student Dance Concert Song of Atlanta/Atlanta Vocal Project Atlanta Pops Orchestra with John Driskell Hopkins: “In the Spirit”

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SPRING 2018 Dates and times are subject to change. Visit arts.kennesaw.edu for updates, visiting artists, lectures, and more. Most events begin at 8 p.m. unless indicated otherwise; art exhibition receptions begin at 5 p.m. Please see pages 4-9 and 54-57 for dates of art exhibition receptions. Become a subscriber to the KSU College of the Arts and enjoy several advantages, including discounted tickets and more. Please see page 62 to learn more.

JANUARY ‘18 17 17-Feb. 22 25-27 27-May 6 29

Todd Skitch, flute, with Robert Henry, piano Visions: 35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Rooted by Tim Miller Solo Exhibitions: Tomashi Jackson, Sara Emerson Robert Henry, piano

FEBRUARY ‘18 3 5 6 7 8 10-11 12 13 13-18 15 19 20 22 25 26 27 28

Collage Concert Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp Voice Honors Recital Symphony Orchestra Allen Vizzutti and KSU Jazz Ensembles KSU Dance Festival Faculty Chamber Players Wind Ensemble Feathers and Teeth School of Art and Design Open Studios University Band Philharmonic Vega String Quartet Choreolab Charae Krueger, cello and Robert Henry, piano Wind Symphony Faculty Recital: “An Evening of French Melodie” with KSU Voice Faculty

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MARCH ‘18 1 5 6 6-15 8 9 12 13 14 15 20-25 20-29 21 23-24 28 29

Women’s Choirs Triple Threat: Kims, Coucherons, and Ransoms Chamber Singers, Men’s Ensemble, & Uni. Chorale Spring Capstone I Exhibition KSFNM: Chamber Ensembles and Wind Ensemble KSFNM: American Contemporary Music Ensemble Helen Kim, violin Guest Artist Recital: Taylor Hightower, baritone Christina Smith, flute, and Robert Henry, piano Jazz Ensemble I “As You Like It” Spring Capstone II Exhibition Synergy (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center) Opera Theater Summit Piano Trio Jazz Combos

APRIL ‘18 9 11 12 12 13-14 14 14 16 16-26 17 17-20 18 19 20 20-21 21 21 24 25 26 27 28-29 29 30

Faculty Jazz Parliament Student Composer’s Recital Mixed Chamber Ensembles Classical Guitar and Jazz Guitar Ensembles K.I.S.S. (Kennesaw Improv Society Stupid) Spring Arts Festival Gospel Choir Philharmonic Spring Capstone III Exhibition Wind Symphony and University Band New Works and Ideas Festival Mixed Chamber Ensembles Wind Ensemble Chamber Singers, Men’s Ensemble & Uni. Chorale Student Dance Concert 10-Minute PlayFest Song of Atl./Atl. Vocal Proj.: Spring Showcase Women’s Choir Symphony Orchestra Jazz Ensembles Atlanta Symphony Orchestra KSU Tellers Spring Showcase Musical Theatre Showcase Percussion Ensemble

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