Conveniently located in metro Atlanta, the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies (TPS) at Kennesaw State University offers a Bachelor of Arts with four concentrations: Acting, Musical Theatre, Design and Technology, and Performance Studies. TPS is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre
Genesis Redux reimagines the first stories in the book of Genesis through a script devised from research, improvisation, and movement by students in spring of 2020. Drawing on a variety of traditions and styles of performance, Genesis Redux uses these stories from the past to help us understand ourselves in the present. This is a world premiere workshop production.
Inspired by The Grapes of Wrath, this modern epic picks up generations later when William Joad must find a blood relative to inherit the family land in Oklahoma that was abandoned in Steinbeck’s novel. Learning that the only surviving descendant is the young Mexican American Martín Jodes, Joad convinces him to travel from California across the American heartland to Oklahoma. During their journey, these two men forge an unexpected bond as they grapple with the brutal past and strive for a hopeful future. An inventive and engrossing tale of American identity, immigration, and the ties that bind.
Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg;
Book by Kyle Jarrow
Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, They Might Be Giants and T.I. And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional Music by Tom Kitt.
Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau.
Directed by Amanda Wansa Morgan
The power of optimism really can save the world!
Adapted from the beloved animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, this colorful and vibrant musical is an uplifting tale of overcoming the odds and celebrating the joy of life.
SpongeBob and the sea creatures who inhabit Bikini Bottom are confronted with the total annihilation of their world. All hope seems lost, but our unlikely hero saves the day. An affectionate and timely satire of our individual and political foibles that affirms community, teamwork, and trust in one’s full potential. This production is the Atlanta-area premiere.
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The Spongebob Musical is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Created by KSU students, the 24-Hour Play Festival encompasses conception, creation, and performance in less than 24 hours. Inventive, unpredictable, and a ton of fun.
Inspiring, celebratory, and thought-provoking, this performance features original coming-out stories from KSU and Atlanta-area communities, performed by KSU students.
Death shows up unexpectedly and tells Everybody his time is up. Everybody scrambles to find company. No one will go with him! Brandon Jacob-Jenkins' audacious riff on the 15th century morality play.
The KSU Tellers invite you to join them as they present their best solo performances from each semester.
Timothy Ellis and Amanda Wansa Morgan
Kennesaw State University’s Department of Theatre and Performance Studies (TPS) will present “The Spitfire Grill” November 16-20 at the Onyx Theater on the Kennesaw campus. “The Spitfire Grill” offers a heartwarming story about finding redemption and building meaningful relationships in one’s new home. A parolee arrives in a small Wisconsin town and struggles to find her place in a community of troubled souls who gather at a well-worn diner. Her presence sparks re-connections and reconciliations that bring the community together.