Follow student actors into "the Empty"

A woman and man in white clothes and red sneakers sit in front of a red umbrellaAll Photos/Mike Lovett

The Brandeis Department of Theater Art's first production of the 2021-22 season was an original, devised, movement theater piece inspired by the resiliency and power of the natural world. It was presented Oct. 1 through Oct. 3 on an outdoor stage under a tent next to Spingold.

The production was conceived and directed by Sheila Bandyopadhyay '99, with student actors helping to co-create the piece during rehearsals. Read more about the process of devised theater and Bandyopadhyay's conversation with professor emerita of theater, Susan Dibble.

Theater Arts Chair Dmitry Troyanovsky said, "We're thrilled to welcome back Sheila. She brings her signature movement aesthetic, a heightened sense of the theatrical, and a profound connection to the tradition of dance theater at Brandeis."

For a glimpse inside the world Bandyopadhyay and the students created, view the slideshow.

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