2021 Spring SATCo Season
Introducing our second virtual season
SATCo has been creating live theatrical works for over a decade. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SATCo has transitioned from an in-person season into a virtual season. Read below for more information on our typical season and our current virtual season.
Our Typical Season
Every fall and spring semester, we put out a call for students to submit short plays, 30-50 minutes in length. We choose three plays for each season. Then, teams of students are put together for each play: directors, designers, stage managers, and technical teams. Auditions are held by the directors to cast their productions. It’s a very quick process; each show has 1-4 weeks to rehearse, depending on their slot in the season. Each show then has three performances. The shows are performed in the Barbara MacIntyre Theatre at the Phoenix, a little black-box studio theatre that offers flexibility for student designers.
Our Virtual Season
This year, SATCo has transitioned into producing two entirely virtual season. As opposed to our typical season, all works will be presented digitally. In our Fall 2020 season, this translated into a series of radio plays that were recorded and broadcast through the online platforms of Zoom and YouTube. This season, SATCo is creating a series of smaller works that will be distributed online in a variety of ways such as staged readings, workshops, and puppet theatre.
Staged Reading - Feb 6
When Emmet wakes up in a hospital, all he knows is something bad happened. Navigating his memories, dreams, and strange surroundings, Emmett tries to piece together the events that brought him there with the help of two friends he can’t fully remember. The only thing that’s certain? It all goes back to a train crash.
Radio Play - POSTPONED - New Show Dates: Feb 25, 26, 27
Sisters Sonya and Molly are wasting an ordinary summer day in an ordinary park in their ordinary neighborhood when they wander too far and fall into a magical forest. Molly goes missing and Sonya suspects she is in the clutches of the evil Queen that rules over the animal spirits. She earns the begrudging acquaintance of two spirits, and the group must attempt to save Molly before too much time passes by in the human world.
Radio Play - March 4, 5, 6
Time and reality blur in this Radio Play set at bus stop at midnight. Devin is a constant traveler who leaves a trail of people behind them as they move from place to place, but this time something is different. When odd conversations manifest with a string of equally odd individuals, Devin becomes more suspicious of strangers who seem to know too much. Devin confronts the ideals of fate, unpredictability, and love.
Radio Play - March 18, 19, 20
Is it possible to find love on the world wide web? Ellie, a twenty-something puppet, finds herself looking for her prince charming- or at least a boyfriend through the popular dating app known as Tinder. Join Ellie as she attends dates with various puppet suitors and see if they live up to their dating profiles.
Radio Play - April 1, 2, 3
What it Means to be Nothing (and Everything at the Same Time) tells the story of three entities and their journey into the world. It explores themes of space and purpose in an alternate reality and plane of existence. The piece explores the who, what and why of our existence, asking the question, “When we are gone, what do we leave behind?”