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Announcing the 2020-21 Arts Academy Theatre Division Titles

A group of theatre students in the 2019 production of "Matilda"

The Interlochen Arts Academy Theatre Division is pleased to announce the plays and musicals that will be performed during the 2020-21 academic year.

Interlochen Arts Academy theatre faculty will direct seven different titles, ranging from a Shakespeare classic to a contemporary Broadway hit. In addition to the faculty-led productions, Arts Academy actors will participate in the annual, student-directed one-act festival.

“This year’s season features a diverse range of writers and themes,” said Director of Theatre Bill Church. “Our performers will explore important contemporary topics and gain vital insights on the world through a mix of classical and modern texts.”

During the 2020-21 season, Interlochen Arts Academy will continue its partnership with Traverse City-based Parallel 45 Theatre. Building on last year’s success, theatre students will again be collaborating with professionals to stage an exciting contemporary text. Details are forthcoming!  

The 2020-21 theatre titles are:

  • Headlines | Directed by Bill Church

  • Death and the King’s Horseman by Wole Soyinka | Directed by Gulshirin Dubash

  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare | Directed by Laura Mittelstaedt

  • The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes | Book & Lyrics by Chris Dimond | Music by Michael Kooman | Directed by Christine Marie Brown

  • One-Act Festival | Playwrights TBA | Directed by Interlochen Arts Academy theatre students         

  • TBA | Collaboration with Parallel 45 Theatre

  • Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith | Directed by Stephen John

  • The Birds by Aristophanes | Directed by Andy McGinn

  • In the Heights | Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes | Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda | Directed by Bill Church

Want to be a part of these shows? Learn more about our Arts Academy Theatre program. Or contact Interlochen’s Office of Admission & Financial Aid