Department of Theatre and Film

2023-2024 Theatre and Film Season


Film Screening of "STONE STREET"

by Elspeth kydd

Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. 

A free, public reception will be held after the screening.

This film is being shown in memory of its creator, Elsepth kydd. 2023 is the 10th anniversary of her passing. Dr. kydd was a UToledo film faculty member from 1993-2005. She was a robust advocate for film students and was instrumental in bringing the annual international conference of the UFVA (University Film and Video Association) to UToledo during her tenure. 

STONE STREET documents the life and experiences of a Trinidadian diaspora family and their enduring connection to the long standing family home in Port of Spain. Through the intersecting journeys of this extended and extensive family, the filmmaker explores themes of home, belonging and identity in a life defined by the fragmentary nature of a migratory Caribbean culture. This experimental documentary combines a lyrical first person voice with a family archive of home made audio visual artifacts, interviews and events. As the documentary explores the fragmentary nature of Caribbean identity, it simultaneously celebrates the fragments of domestic memorializing found in home movies, videos and photographs. STONE STREET uses these various forms to evoke the experience of a complex and diverse Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora identity. #UToledoStoneStreetScreening

Tickets $25 

Proceeds from ticket sales will support film student scholarships. You are also welcome to donate to the UToledo Friends of Film fund directly. Thanks in advance for your kind support.

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by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman


  • Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
  • Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10:00 a.m (morning school performance)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 a.m. (morning school performance) SOLD OUT
  • Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

Production Program

In this adaptation, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. #UToledoDiaryAnneFrank


World AIDS Day

Sister Eileen and Her Boyz, an HIV in the Rust Belt Story

by Holly Hey

Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.




Theatre Performances

  • Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Film Screenings

  • Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30
  • Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30

Plays, films and other works created by UToledo theatre and film students. #UToledoFestivalStudentWork



By Jennifer Haley


  • Thursday, Apr. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Apr. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 14 at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 17at 10 a.m. (morning school performance)
  • Thursday, Apr. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Apr. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Apr. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 21 at 2 p.m.


In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

Winner of the 2009 Primus Citations from the American Theatre Critics Association which premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. #UToledoNeighborhood3

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2022-2023 Theatre and Film Season


By Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Carlos Washington, UToledo Theatre and Film alumnus

Performance dates: Apr. 13-23, 2023. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.

This show incorporates hip-hop-inspired music, dance and protest! And YOU are encouraged to be an active participant. Learn more about UToledo's exciting, innovative production of Dominique Morisseau's "Blood at the Root." Watch Carlos Washington's video telling why you need to see - and be part of - this play!


Cast members of the UToledo production of "Blood at the Root" share their experiences and takes on the importance of this unique play performance.

UToledo presents Dominique Morisseau’s striking play “Blood at the Root,” Apr. 13-23. Inspired by the incarceration of the Jena 6 and subsequent protests, this production incorporates music and dance in an examination of institutionalized racism at a typical American high school.



By William Shakespeare
Adaptation by Matt Foss

This highly theatrical and innovative 90-minute adaptation aims to be an exciting entry point for those seeing Shakespeare for the first time and a fresh examination of the classic play for long time fans of the play.

“Shakespeare’s plays always relied on the audience’s imagination and though the setting of the play may be a castle in Denmark in the story, the play is full of famous speeches that make clear the setting is also in this room, in this moment, all together,” shares director and adapter Dr. Matt Foss.  “His plays were full of juxtapositions and anachronisms, like clocks in “Julius Caesar” and togas on top of those famous pumpkin pants. As comfortable as he and his contemporaries were blending these old stories with their very immediate present, we are trying to do the same with a rigorous approach and examination of the verse with modern music and clothes.”

Performance dates: Nov. 10 - 20, 2022. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. 

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World AIDS Day Film Screening - "Black Is, Black Ain't"

Remembering Marlon Riggs

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.


Performance dates: Feb. 9-12, 2023. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. 

Last Updated: 11/9/23