A person wearing a white tank top with the words “the purple shirt” written on it was thrown into a mini-inflated pool. The other cast members then dumped purple Kool-Aid all over them, drenching them from head to toe.
Participants in Thyrsus’ event love the chance for experimentation and low-stakes commitments to theater.
Thyrsus doesn’t have a spring show this year—instead, they will be staging pop-up performances meant to mimic reality for passersby to overhear.
While Comettant’s artistic journey didn’t begin on the stage, she found her niche for theater in reflecting on the different artistic values that go into making up a show
Thyrsus is embracing the experimental aspect of their identity and using it to create theatre through different mediums and to view theatre through a different lens.
Washington University’s campus closure caused the premature cancellation of four student-run theater performances.
Student experimental theatre group Thyrsus opened a production of “Pullman, WA” on Friday night, directed by senior Madison Lee. A short play, “Pullman” consists of only one act, which is by turns whimsical, painful, obscene, existential and simply bizarre.
Thyrsus’ Day of Shame is a 24-hour student theatre festival that takes place in the Village Black Box Theater. Writers meet their directors and actors and then begin writing at 9 p.m. the night before opening, with only a theme and one line given to start them off.
From Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31, Thyrsus, Washington University’s oldest student theatre group, put on a production of Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss.” Directed by senior Catey Midla, the cast of seven delivered a heartwarming and thought-provoking performance of the play.
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