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The School of Theatre, Film & Television Studio Series is dedicated to supporting the original and contemporary pieces of performance through a ‘bare essentials’ production format that draws primary focus to the artistic and intellectual labor of theatre students. Its community-centered, people-generated approach to performance provides creative learning opportunities for student artists, thought-provoking experiences for audiences, and occasions for productive dialogue about topics relevant to student populations and the broader Tucson community. Please Note: Studio Series plays are NOT for children.

Seating is general admission - $7 all seats.

Studio Series 2016-17 Season

All in the Timing

by David Ives

These six, one-act plays focus on language and wordplay, existentialist perspective on life and meaning, and the complications involved in romantic relationships. David Ives is well known for hisi plays. In response to the original performances of All in the Timing, the New York Times dubbed him the "maestro of the short form." Oct 6 - 8 at 8pm & Oct 9 at 2pm

Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116)

Nor Any Drop to Drink

A devised play directed by Claire Mannle & Company

An ensemble-devised performance on water, how we use it, and a drinkable future. In the not too distant future, our need for clean water will increase while the resource itself becomes scarce. Nor Any Drop to Drink is a performance that examines the personal, political, local and global context of our relationship to water.

Nov 17 – 19 at 8pm & Nov 20 at 2pm

Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116)


by Lutz Hübner

Three women gather in a production studio, assuming that one of them has been selected to host a new television show, Creeps. The fictional show is about youth fashion, lifestyles and music. At the first meeting, the three discover that each must audition for the host. The director (heard only as an off-stage voice) tries to provoke the women into a competition with each other. After several clashes, the women begin to defend themselves only to find that the whole meeting has been staged to provide material for the program.

Feb 23 – 25 at 8pm & Feb 26 at 2pm

Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116)

Mother of Exiles

by Elaine Romero

An undercover Latina returns to her hometown on the Arizona/Mexican border to teach the next generation about what it is to be free, only to find herself and her students held hostage by the politics of fear. Mother of Exiles is the second installment of UA Professor and playwright Elaine Romero's Arizona/Mexican border trilogy, which includes Wetback, which previously received a Saturday Series reading at Chicago Dramatists and was originally commissioned and developed at Cornell University.

Apr 20 – 22 at 8pm & Apr 23 at 2pm

Harold Dixon Directing Studio, Drama Bldg. (Rm. 116)

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