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With two productions each semester, mainstage shows have auditions that are open to the entire UNC Asheville community, and all in the Asheville area are invited to attend. For more information, call Suzie Morris at 828.251.6610.

Spring 2019

We are very excited to present an original piece developed by our students with the assistance of the acclaimed SITI Company from New York:


Inspired by the interdisciplinary, experimental legacy of Black Mountain College, an ensemble of 15 Drama, Music, Mass Communications, and New Media students will collaborate under the professional direction of Leon Ingulsrud, one of the Co-Artistic Directors of the SITI Company, to create a brand-new piece of theatre titled “Echoes of Theatre Piece No. 1”. Using John Cage's Lecture on Nothing as source material, the students will experience the excitement and joy of devised theatre using Anne Bogart's Viewpoints and Suzuki training techniques.

To culminate this experience, they will share this original work with an international audience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019. In order to make this "once-in-a-lifetime" experience affordable and accessible to the students, the UNC Asheville Drama Department needs your support in raising $40,000 to ensure that the talent and creativity of our students as well as the unique history of our city and region is shared at the most prestigious arts festival in the world. Your donation will not only support the training and development of the next generation of innovative artists but also guarantee that our community is represented at the single biggest celebration of arts and culture in the world.

  • For more information contact Suzie Morris, or 828.251.6610.
  • Make your contribution online or you may send a check payable to the UNC Asheville Drama Department, One University Heights, CPO 1700, Asheville, NC 28804.

Public performances of the piece will be April 18th, 19th and 20th at 7:30pm and April 20th @ 2:00pm.

  • General Admission tickets are $12
  • Faculty/Senior tickets $10
  • Students/OLLI Students $7

Ticket prices do not include taxes and fees.


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Our final production of the season will be an original piece. Leon Ingulsrud, Co-Artistic Director at the acclaimed SITI Company, has taught workshops and at universities all over the world. He holds an MFA in directing from Columbia University. Leon will be in residence collaborating with our student actors and designers to create an original piece we hope to enter in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019. Read the Twenty-five Meditations on SITI Company’s Theater Piece No. 1 to learn more.