BCAP Celebrates 10 Years, Announces 2017-2018 Season

August 31, 2017

Boston, MA  Tickets are now on sale for the 2017-2018 season productions from Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional extension of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. BCAP’s 10th season includes a quartet of co-productions with New Repertory Theatre: Ideation by Aaron Loeb, Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act by Athol Fugard, and Ripe Frenzy by Jennifer Barclay, winner of the National New Play Network’s 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre.

The 10th season of BCAP will celebrate the program’s long partnership with New Repertory Theatre and commitment to both creating new work and finding new approaches to existing work. The season will conclude with BCAP’s presentation of the first annual InMotion Theatre production of The Journey, a devised movement piece based on Moby Dick and curated by Yo-EL Cassell that will mark BCAP’s first production in Boston University’s new Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre.

Tickets are available online from bu.edu/cfa/bcap.

The BCAP initiative, under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Petosa and Managing Director Liz Mazar Phillips, aims to foster significant interaction between members of the professional performing arts community and the faculty and students of the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. The goal is for these collaborations to have a significant impact on the College’s overall educational mission, become a consistent source of inspiration for the creation of both new work and new approaches to existing work, and to provide the College with a professional extension of its expanding and diverse aesthetic.

“For ten years, Boston Center for American Performance has generated a wide range of theatrical productions that have mixed many generations of theatre artists,” says Petosa. “Creating a professional extension for the artistic community that is comprised of Boston University School of Theatre students, faculty, staff, alumni and guest artists has produced a strong artistic legacy in which we take great pride.”

2017-2018 BCAP SEASON

IDEATION

By Aaron Loeb |Directed by Jim Petosa | Co-produced with New Repertory Theatre
September 2-24, 2017
Presented at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA
Talkbacks:
Thursday 9/7, 7:30pm
Saturday 9/16, 3pm
Sunday 9/17, 2pm
Thursday 9/21, 2pm
Sunday 9/24, 2pm

In this darkly comic psychological thriller, a group of top-tier consultants are tasked with a mysterious project for an unnamed client. The team must come up with a solution to a morally ambiguous hypothetical—one that threatens to tear them apart. Ideation is a captivating Boston-area premiere that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Tickets: bu.edu/cfa/bcap


STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT

By Athol Fugard | Directed by Jim Petosa | Co-produced with New Repertory Theatre
January 27-March 3, 2018
Presented at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Blackbox Theater, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA

In apartheid South Africa, where intimate interracial relationships are illegal, a black man and a white woman share more than just their love, baring all in the face of oppression and uncertainty. Athol Fugard’s Statements is a remarkable love story that stands as a strident reminder of the intolerance and cruelty of a not-so-distant past. Contains nudity.

Tickets: bu.edu/cfa/bcap


LONELY PLANET

By Steven Dietz | Directed by Jim Petosa | Co-produced with New Repertory Theatre
February 3 – March 4, 2018
Presented at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, Blackbox Theater, 321 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA

In a revival to commemorate its 25th anniversary, Lonely Planet tells the story of two friends during the height of the AIDS epidemic in America. While Carl is able to see beyond the confines of Jody’s map store, Jody refuses to acknowledge what’s happening. In Lonely Planet, playwright Steven Dietz crafts a humorous and touching play about friendship, loss, and hope.

Tickets: bu.edu/cfa/bcap


RIPE FRENZY

By Jennifer Barclay February | Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary
A BU New Play Initiative production, co-produced with New Repertory Theatre
24-March 11, 2018
Presented at Boston University College of Fine Arts, Studio ONE, 855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

Winner of the National New Play Network’s 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, this site-specific premiere brings us to Tavistown, New York, where a recent tragedy has rocked the community to its core. Narrator and town historian, Zoe, recounts the days leading up to the incident, as the high school prepares for the semi-annual production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Jennifer Barclay’s Ripe Frenzy is a stunning new play about community in the wake of unspeakable devastation.

Tickets: bu.edu/cfa/bcap


INMOTION THEATRE: THE JOURNEY

Directed by Yo-EL Cassell
April 19-22, 2018
Presented at Boston University’s Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre, 820 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

An imaginative and original Inmotion Theatre production. Moby Dick thought he met his match with Captain Ahab but then Ahab’s wife arrived. The production will allow the audience to follow the adventurous and moving journey of one person’s quest among collective support, in an imaginative and original physical theatre production that celebrates embracing empowerment and overcoming fear, and highlights the tenacity of the human spirit.

Thursday, Apr 19, 7:30pm
Friday, Apr 20, 8pm (Talk-Back)
Saturday, Apr 21, 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, Apr 22, 2pm

Tickets: $15 General Admission | $10 BU Alumni | $7.50 with CFA Membership | Free with BU ID, at the door, day of performance, subject to availability | bu.edu/cfa/bcap


 SEASON MEMBERSHIP

Boston University College of Fine Arts season membership holders enjoy half-price tickets to all BCAP season events. One $25 CFA Membership entitles a household to half-price tickets to all College of Fine Arts ticketed events at the Boston University Theatre, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, and Symphony Hall. Events include those produced by CFA School of Theatre, School of Music, School of Music: Opera Institute, and Boston Center for American Performance. 100% of each membership purchase supports the College’s educational and outreach initiatives. To purchase: www.bu.edu/cfa/membership

 

ABOUT BCAP

BOSTON CENTER FOR AMERICAN PERFORMANCE is the professional extension of the Boston University School of Theatre. BCAP employs professional artists to collaborate with student artists in a way that encourages intergenerational learning not only through the forging of strong teacher/student relationships, but through the creation of artistic collaborations between artists of differing levels of experience. It is BCAP’s conviction that such collaborations will have a profound impact on the University’s educational mission, become a significant source of inspiration for the creation of new work and/or new approaches to existing work, and provide the School with a professional extension of its expanding and diverse aesthetic. bu.edu/cfa/bcap

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