Department Chair:
Matthew Wright

Phone: 440 7758152
Fax: 440 7758340

Warner Center 100
30 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Lab 14|15

Lab 14|15






4000 MILES

By Amy Herzog

Directed by Abigail Barr '15

October 9, 10, 11 - 8pm

October 11, 12 - 2pm


After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.





By David Auburn

Directed by Maya Sharma '15

November 13, 14, 15 - 8pm

November 15, 16 - 2pm


On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?




The Debris

Concieved and directed by Roger Copeland

November 21, 22 - 8pm

*Will be performed in Warner Mainspace


This production will use innovative lighting techniques and “digital mapping” devices to explore the phenomenon of both UFO sightings and the “spiritual” dimension of the belief that UFO’s provide evidence of extraterrestrial life. Much of the production will involve digital video projections “mapped” directly onto the bodies of the performers and the architecture of Warner Main.






By August Stringberg

Directed by Matthew Horowitz '15

January 31, February 1, 2, 3 - 8pm


By far Strindberg's most aggressive work, The Father is a feverish nightmare of what Strindberg saw as the duel between the sexes, with ruthless, aggressive women usurping the supposedly male prerogatives of decision making and leadership. The Father is a highly emotional study of marital upheaval and a no-holds-barred battle of the brains. One of Strindberg's best works, the stage play remains one of the most gripping psychological dramas of modern theater.






By Roxie Perkins

Directed by Taylor Greenthal '15

March 5, 6, 7 - 8pm

March 7, 8 - 2pm


I'M ALIVE YOU BASTARDS AND I ALWAYS WILL BE tells the story of Lang and Jak's co-dependent relationship. Two young girls growing up in the desert, they spend their days tormenting Jak’s cousin, Florian, and stealing lingerie from Lang's mother, Rhonda. Lang and Jak's world is turned upside down through their discovery of a dead dog and the arrival of two mysterious women on a motorcycle. Jak and Lang are thrown into a wild descent that rips apart the elaborate myths they've constructed in order to survive. Hellish and funny, I'M ALIVE... is a relentless ride that looks at the true price of what it means to belong to someone.





By Adam Gwon

Directed by Colin Anderson '16

April 9, 10, 11 - 8pm

April 11, 12 - 2pm


When Deb loses the notes to her graduate thesis she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is a musical about growing up and enjoying the view.



(specifics to be determined)



Christal Bell

Madeline Cline

Katy Early

Jordan Golding

Hannah Lemkowitz

Joan Raube-Wilson

Arif Silverman




Erin Amlicke

Noelle Hedges-Goettl

Julia Melfi