Running Feb. 17 – 19, this year’s TRANSMIGRATION festival will feature The Casablanca Complex by Project: Theatre Project, Plugged In by As Seen on TV, The Network by The Conscious Collective, KBLB – The Bloob by Pan-Atlantic Theatre Ensemble, In Limbic by Scarlet Fever Productions and Labeled by Society.

Audience members will have the opportunity to customize their theater-going experience by choosing to watch up to four different productions, which are performed simultaneously and in non-traditional spaces throughout CCM’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts. Learn  more about each of these new, student-created works after the jump!


Project: Theatre Project presents
The Casablanca Complex
Titanic meets the rowboat

Description:
The Casablanca Complex explores the distance between love in popular media (think romance novel meets Casablanca) and love in our lives (think flirtatious texting meets simple goodnight kisses), asking us to examine the similarities and differences between what we are taught to expect and what we experience. Lines from iconic movie love scenes are juxtaposed within this story of two couples’ loves lives witnessed in transverse chronological order.

Cast: Michael Carr, Parker Searfoss, Clare Ward, Molly Massa, Will Kiley
Technical support: Garrett Walters, Bailie Breault, Alyssa Caputo, Sarah Vargo

Performance information:
3640 Corbett Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 & 7:45 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 & 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 & 2:45 p.m., 7 & 7:45 p.m.

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As Seen on TV presents
Plugged In
Reality: As Seen on TV

Description:
A comic reflection on the amount of TV we watch and what we’re really watching, Plugged In explores what society becomes when we search for our answers on television. How far will the industry go to entertain us? And how far will we go to be entertained, especially with “reality” TV leading the way? You may laugh so much that these messages retreat to the back of your mind, much like the effects of television.

Cast: Taylor Cloyes, Caroline Shannon, Jared Wilson, Callie Schuttera
Technical support: Matthew Weldon, Brandi Dodley, Nick Harwell, Mary Malloy

Performance information:
3640 Corbett Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 8:30 & 9:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 at 8:30 & 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 & 4:15 p.m., 8:30 & 9:15 p.m.

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The Conscious Collective presents
The Network
‘My name is Legion: for we are many’ –Mark 5:9

Description:
The Network examines how humans communicate with one another, through lingual and paralingual explorations. Drum circles, metronome theory, audience participation and instant messaging will all come together in a grand mash-up of the evolution of human communication – where it has come from and to where it may go.

Cast: Kevin Macku, Cameron Jamarr Davis, Mack Harden, Abby Butcher, Ian Weber, Jack Conroy
Technical support: Mia Vera, Christian Carey, Joe Markesbery, William Brown

Performance information:
The Cohen Family Studio Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 & 9:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 & 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 & 4:15 p.m., 7 & 9:15 p.m.

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Pan-Atlantic Theatre Ensemble presents
KBLB – The Bloob
A horrifically comedic piece of trash

Description:
Blood, guts and the power of rock. This show revives a form of theatre that is extinct – Grand Guignol – but with surprising twists and turns. No one at CCM has tried it before, and after they see it done, no one will dare try it again.

Cast: Kate Garber, Brian Emond, Mikayla Stanley, Bennett Bradley, Alec Silberblatt, Ellie Jameson, Brynn Langford
Technical support: Shaun Sutton, Megan Marshall, John Patrick Maddock

Performance information:
The Cohen Family Studio Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:45 & 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:45 & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2:45 & 3:30 p.m., 7:45 & 8:30 p.m.

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Scarlet Fever Productions presents
InLimbic
Sanity is not statistical

Description:
Our country has defined itself as a land where hyper individualism flourishes and where anything is possible. But what if the government decided that there was no need for the “crazy” artist, scientist, writer, etc. and that everyone needed to be assimilated into the same way of thinking, feeling and acting? It is in this future we find ourselves after almost every human has become assimilated. We find that the human spirit is inherently laced with madness and those who have learned to hide it have a choice to make: to let their flame of inspiration die with them or to die in the attempt to awaken those who have forgotten.

Cast: Jordan Schramka, John Ware, Claron Hayden, Ty Olwin, Kate Daugherty, Zlatomir Moldovanski
Technical support: Delia Bennett, John Odom, Zach Crowley, Maggie Smith

Performance information:
3650 Corbett Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 & 3:30 p.m., 7 & 8:30 p.m.

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Society presents:
Labeled
See past the equation

Description:
Labeled offers a view of a culture in which physical beauty has been dissected, analyzed and controlled. As human beings are launched into a government-operated caste system based on the dimensions of people’s faces, questions begin to arise both for the characters and the audience. Is beauty quantifiable in scientific terms? Are we hard-wired from ancient times to inherently find certain objects, landscapes and individuals attractive and pleasing? Or is beauty truly in the “eye of the beholder”?

Cast: Stephen Shore, Ben Cramer, Kristopher Dean, Hope Shangle, Cliff Nunley, Mariel Tompkins
Technical support: Madeline Smith, Jaclyn Williams, Hannah Halvorson

Performance information:
3650 Corbett Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 7:45 & 9:15 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:45 & 9:15 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2:45 & 4:15 p.m., 7:45 & 9:15 p.m.

The 2011 TRANSMIGRATION: A Festival of Student-Created New Works Runs Feb. 17-19

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