College of Communication and the Arts

The 2008/2009 Season


The Department of Theatre & Film

Announces its 2008-2009 production season


Film Faculty Screening

Film screening featuring the recent work of faculty members in the Film program.
August 29
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

NextFrame Film Festival (go to guide) Lab, 7:30 p.m.

This touring festival focuses on cutting edge student work from around the world.

  • Animation/Experimentation program, Sept. 12
  • Documentary program, Sept. 13

Film Screening

Divided We Fall:  Americans in the Aftermath

Co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Philosophy, Law and Social Thought, University Church and Toledo Campus Ministry

This documentary follows a 20 year-old Sikh American as she sets out across the country in the aftermath of 9/11 to discover who counts as “American” in a world divided into “us” and “them.”

  • Screening Oct. 4, Scott Park Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
  • Workshops Oct. 5 (CPA room/times TBA)

Coronado – by Dennis Lehane

(Visit the Photo Gallery)

Director – Jeannette Turner

In his first play Lehane, known primarily for his film (Mystic River) and TV work (The Wire), has written a searing look at the lengths to which people will go for love.

October 10 – 12 and 23 - 26
Studio Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

Su Friedrich screening and residency

Acclaimed experimental film/video artist Su Friedrich will join us for a short residency, including two nights of screenings.  Her “intensely self-revelatory, formally complex films” (New York Times) have won awards from film festivals all over the world.

November 6 & 7
Screening November 7 in the Haigh Auditorium in the UT Center for the Visual Arts (next to the Toledo Museum of Art)

Arabian Nights – by Mary Zimmerman

(Visit the Photo Gallery)

Director – Irene Alby

For 1001 nights, Scheherezade delays death by telling one wondrous story after another to the king.  This beautiful adaptation of the classic tale celebrates the transformational power of a vivid imagination and a good story.

Nov. 14 – 16 & 19 – 23
Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

24 Hour Plays

Our fourth annual evening of short plays created, rehearsed and performed in a high energy, sleep deprived 24 hours. 

December 6
Studio Theatre, 7:30 pm


Wong Kar-Wai film series:
Join us for two films by cult phenomenon Wong Kar-Wai, part of the Hong Kong New Wave movement which has so strongly influenced contemporary American cinema.

  • Chungking Express
    • Express tells two visually stunning, interconnected tales of love and obsession.  "If my memory of her has an expiration date, let it be 10,000 years..."
    • Lab Theatre, January 16
  • Fallen Angels
    • J. Hoberman in The Village Voice describes this film as “an intermittently violent, wildly stylized, garishly soulful gangster film with almost no narrative and a surplus of shaggy-dog digression.”
    • Lab Theatre, February 6

Crumbs from the Table of Joy – by Lynn Nottage

(Visit the Photo Gallery)

Director – Ed Lingan

In 1950s Brooklyn, widower Godfrey Crump pressures his two daughters to follow the strict teachings of his spiritual teacher: Father Divine. But when Aunt Lily pushes herself into the scene, the authority of Father Divine—and Father Crump—are put on trial.

Feb. 20 – 22 and 25 – March 1
Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

Film screening

Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood

Kurosawa’s Noh-influenced version of Macbeth re-imagines the dark tragedy in a ghost-filled feudal Japan.
April 3
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Macbeth - by William Shakespeare

(Visit the Photo Gallery)

Director – Cornel Gabara

Supernatural forces combine with human ambition to set in motion a chain of betrayal and revenge in Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy.
April 17 – 19 and 22 – 26
Center Theatre, 7:30 (Sundays at 2 p.m.)

Senior Film Student Showcases

Graduating film/video seniors present overviews of their work.
Throughout April
Lab Theatre – watch for specific dates and times

F/V Showcase

Representative student work from all levels of film/video production classes for the year.
May 1
Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


Last Updated: 6/26/15