Behind the red door at the back of the DeLand Museum of Art lives the Second Stage Theatre, where you can usually no doubt find energetic theatre students and professors. And sometimes, following theatre arts professor Dr. Ken McCoy’s example, they all wear funny hats. Although the first meeting of the year this fall was over Zoom, plenty of excitement ensued, and so did some choice hat-wearing.
While COVID-19 restricts the opportunity for in-person productions, the Theatre Arts Department is bouncing back. This semester, a virtual play will take place. Led by the Chair of Creative Arts & Theatre Arts professor Dr. Julie Schmitt, the performance will look at problematic pieces and monologues of the past contrasted with original pieces written by students. The theatre program will be posting recordings of these and will likely host a talk back or engagement session on a virtual platform. Links and more information are forthcoming. Please check back on the Theatre Arts Facebook Page, Instagram and the Creative Arts website for more performance details and a look forward to Spring as we are in the midst of planning the second half of our season. All in all, get ready for excitement from the Theatre Arts Department at Stetson.