Arts & Culture

UK Theatre Wraps Up Golden Year With 'New Works'

photo of web banner for "New Works Now"
"New Works Now," which includes five plays in addition to two new dance pieces created and staged by UK students, runs April 19-22, at Guignol Theatre.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2018) “New Works Now” will wrap up the golden anniversary season for the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance. The show, featuring the work of student playwrights, directors, choreographers and scenic designers, will run April 19-22, in the Guignol Theatre.

“New Works Now” brings to the stage works from theatre and dance students in a celebration of 50 years of risk-taking expression and creative process at UK. Works will include:

  • “Prerequisite for Love,” written by Faith Murphy, directed by Treyton Blackburn;
  • “The Glass Fortress,” written by Stephen Perry, directed by Isaac Hines-Williams;
  • “Highlighter Girl,” written by Amy Pan, directed by Curtis Lipsey;
  • “Sin Bloomed with the Azaleas,” written by Ethan Maguet, directed by Emily Misali;
  • “How/Why My Sock Monkey Became Real,” written by Emma Imes, directed by Moniece Mosley;
  • “Choking Hazard,” choreographed by Cecilia Pont; and
  • “Termagent,” choreographed by Caroline Smith. 

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“New Works Now” will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, April 19-21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Guignol Theatre. Tickets are $5 for UK students with a valid school ID and $10 for general admission. Tickets are available for purchase at the Singletary Center box office, contact the box office at 859-257-4929, visit online at or purchase in person during standard business hours. A processing fee will be applied to transaction upon purchase.

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years. The department is currently wrapping up its 50 years celebration of offering theatre as a program of study. The students enrolled in the program enjoy hands on training and one-on-one mentorship from the renowned professional theatre faculty. The program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition for the students, from campus to professional life.

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue