When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-8; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9
Where: UTC University Center; the show begins in the lobby at the Heritage Plaza entrance
Admission: $12 for general admission, $10 for students (with proof of student ID) and seniors. Purchase tickets online at utc.edu/theatre or call 423-425-4269.
UTC Theatre Co. continues their “Outside the Box” programming with Outlook/Overlook, a student and faculty devised piece directed by Gaye Jeffers and Meg Phinney, this February. In this immersive production, audience members will be guided through different locations to experience a collaborative piece of live theater.
A first for UTC Theatre Company, Outlook/Overlook is a devised theater project inspired by themes found in fairy tales and folklore and written with a contemporary and comedic spin. Created by UTC theatre students and written by professor Gaye Jeffers, Outlook/Overlook is a theater experience that invites the audience to enter the world of the play. The audience will travel through difference spaces in the UTC University Center in a funny and creative production that features a bingo game, a discombobulated wedding ceremony, and a late-night television show with an unexpected visitor.
Meg Phinney, a junior Theatre student, is co-directing Outlook/Overlook with Gaye Jeffers. For Phinney, the best part of directing a devised piece has been the collaboration between students and faculty. “Working with my fellow theatre students is something I’m used to,” says Phinney. “In my capacity as co-director, I’ve also gotten the opportunity to work with our designers and professors in a different, more hands-on way. Every one of us started with an idea and built the script, concept, and design from the ground up. This has been a truly unique experience.”
The creative team includes Gaye Jeffers and Meg Phinney (directors), Adam Miecielica (set design), Andrew Haueter and Kaylee Vice (costume designers) and Jeff Davis (lighting design and technical direction).
Cast: Savannah Champion, Sadie Collins, Callie Downing, Blaine Evans, Noah Fernandez, Autumn Hemmelgarn, Analisa Keegan, Blaine Lindsey, Allie Millard, Isaiah Owens, Falcian Page, Coltyn Parks, Ashes Russell, Rachel Walker, and Shayla Young
Stage Managers: Kate Coffelt, Rebecca Morrison, Madison Parker, and Hailey White