School of Theatre and Dance Presents new musical "In Pieces" Dec. 18–20

The School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 mainstage productions will soon be available to view on a screen near you. Throughout the semester, School of Theatre and Dance students, faculty, and staff have worked to find innovative and creative ways to bring performance and design to life amidst a global pandemic, taking choreography and storytelling into the virtual world. 

In keeping with the Ohio Department of Health and CDC's guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19, the School of Theatre and Dance will continue its alternative Fall 2020 season with In Pieces, a new musical by Joey Contreras. The production will be pre-recorded and broadcast online Dec. 18–20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  

Please be advised: In Pieces contains strong language and references to substance use, sex, problematic relationships, and mental health issues.

This production of In Pieces is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council ARTSNext grant.

There is no cost to view any of the School of Theatre and Dance's Fall 2020 productions, however reservations are required.

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Directed by associate professor Fabio Polanco, music directed by associate professor Jennifer Korecki, and with book, music, and lyrics by Joey Contreras, In Pieces is a contemporary musical about the unpredictable journey of our romantic lives. Set in modern day New York City, Joey Contreras' new musical explores how the many different pieces of our love lives align, differ, and interact. 

The In Pieces production team includes video editing and post-production by Kasumi, choreography by Lauren Elledge and Jaye Jackson, costume design by Kim Gaspinski, lighting design by Jaemin Park, scenic design by Tetta Askeland, and sound design by assistant professor Nicholas Drashner and Wesley Sneed. Natalia Cruz and Judea Lowe are the assistant directors, Lexi Snoddy is the production stage manager, and the dramaturg is Kelly Harper.

Kent State University's production of Joey Contreras' In Pieces is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

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POSTED: Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:03pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 14, 2020 - 3:37pm