Running March 7 – 9, this year’s TRANSMIGRATION festival will feature student-created new works 2122 MICHIGAN AVENUE, The Opening, Sentenced, The Sherwin Williams Effect, S.L.U.T. and Void.

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!

Not all rats live in the sewer…

Description: In the early morning of February 14, 1929, on the frigid streets of Lincoln Park, Chicago, Al Capone put a hit out on Buggs Moran’s men. Bloodthirsty, the Italian artillery left seven Irish dead. This infamous carnage would later come to be known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Late that evening and just around the corner, we find ourselves at the Scarlett Rose Jazz Club, a hub for seedy gangsters and crooked characters. Owner Jack “Machine-Gun” McGurn and his staff open their doors for another night of mobbery and moonshine.

Featuring: Sarah Davenport*, Spencer House, Brynn Langford*, Mary Malloy, Andrew Smith, Alice Skok, Sarah Vargo, Garrett Walters

Performance Information: 4735 Corbett Center

  • 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9


transmigrationTHEOPENINGThe Opening
Always a part of one story, always witnessing another.

Description: The Donner Party believes the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and we are excited to warm the souls of our audiences with a menu of authenticity, hilarity and eccentricities as we invite them on an intimate journey of the senses. We are opening a restaurant wide and examining the vast range of a human interaction and experience that happens when people gather to share a meal. Audience members will be patrons of this establishment and taken on several distinct journeys, always a part of one story and always witnessing another.

Featuring: Christian Carey*, Zach Crowley, Kate Daugherty, Colin Edgar, Taylor Greatbatch, Cliff Nunley, Cait Penson, Alison Sluiter, Anna Stapleton

Performance Information: 4735 Corbett Center

  • 7 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 9


The court will take a recess.

Description: In the mind of a child, justice is very different. What happens when judgment is executed by the innocent and uninformed? Nine children on a playground blur the lines between reality and recess as they commence a full-out fantastical trial for a crime perpetrated by the group, but pinned on one of its members. Through integration of projections, alternative sounds, comedy and live media, this project presents a look into the wild imaginations and actual realities of unsupervised children – and the consequences their actions present.

Featuring: Rachel Baumgarten, Alex Escher, Joseph Hill, Colleen Ladrick, Laura McCarthy, John Odom*, Ty Olwin, Callie Schuttera, Shaun S. Sutton*

Performance Information: 3705 Corbett Center

  • 7:45 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 7:45 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 7:45 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 9


transmigrationTHESHERWINWILLIAMSEFFECTThe Sherwin Williams Effect
It’s HUE season.

Description: We lived in a world without color. It hadn’t been taken away; color had simply never been introduced. Our society was streamlined, functional and balanced. Perfectly balanced. Then a factory worker coughed orange. Someone flushed pink down the sink. Rats smuggled red onto a cargo ship. Soon there were back page stories and rumors at the supermarket. Before we knew it, outbreaks were everywhere. Some celebrated the color while others avoided it like the plague. Now scientists, to calm our riotous public, have dubbed it the Sherwin Williams Effect and are suggesting that each family administer HUE shots. Will you get yours?

Featuring: Bartley Booz, Anna Carroll Horton, Andrew Iannacci, Will Kiley*, John Patrick Maddock, Megan Marshall, Nathan Wallace

Performance Information: 3705 Corbett Center

  • 7 and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9


Seven Lucid Untamed Thoughts

Description: A group of strangers in a late night subway car are forced to deal with one passenger’s unfortunate situation. The passenger throws each individual into the depths of their own imaginations, memories and desires. Will their thoughts inspire action?

Featuring: William Brown, Arrielle DeVersterre, Grace Jacobsen, Ellie Jameson*, Joe Markesbery, Madeline McKenzie, Carli Rhoades, Fabiola Rodriguez, Mariel Tompkins*

Scenic Design: Ryan Howell
Choreography: Joey Dippel and Alison Vodnoy

Performance Information: 4755 Corbett Center

  • 7 and 7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 7 and 7:45 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 7 and 7:45 p.m. Saturday, March 9


Fear. Reality. Nightmares. This is where they meet.

Description: What haunts us? What sets us on edge? Fear lurks around the corners of the human mind, invading dreams, thoughts and imagination. This series of terrors centers on a shared experience of strange occurrences. You are invited into this seemingly inescapable nightmare and to leave your fears at the door in celebration of horror culture. We welcome you to sweat, laugh, cry and scream with us, but enter at your own risk.

Featuring: Kathryn Boswell, Jaclyn Chantal, Jack Conroy*, Hannah Halvorson, Keisha Kemper, Connor Lawrence, Devan Pruitt, Roderick Whitney, Trey Wright

Performance Information: 4755 Corbett Center

  • 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7
  • 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, March 8
  • 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, March 9

*Team leader

Admission to TRANSMIGRATION is free, but reservations are required. Visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

For Box Office hours and additional information, please visit

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman & Margaret Straub

Community Partner: ArtsWave


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