We sincerely thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for the Performing Arts at High Point University and look forward to being able to have you on campus when it is safe to do so.
As of September 2020, we are not holding live audiences for any of our performances. There are several opportunities to connect with our theater and dance productions via FREE live streams below.
Our motto this season is Adapt. Create. Connect.
We must adapt as artists to continue to make our art in a safe and responsible way. We must adapt our expectations, behaviors, and mindsets to focus on what is really important.
We must create. Creativity is a powerful force that can heal, bolster, and renew us. We must tap into what it means to create in difficult times, and what our art does for humanity.
We must connect– with ourselves, one another, the world, our struggles and triumphs – in order to make the world a better place. We will connect through the empathy and humanity inherent in the performing arts, providing joy and escape for our society.
That’s what we are striving for this fall. Keeping safety top of mind, we have designed a unique season that will provide extraordinary learning opportunities for our students and campus community. Sadly, we cannot welcome community members or visitors to campus but we will be hosting live streams and recording video to share with our patrons and the friends and families of our talented student performers and crew.
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
By Moisés Kaufman, Greg Pierotti, Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, and Stephen Belber
Directed by Doug Brown
ACT I: October 2 & 3 7:30pm Register for the FREE live stream here
ACT II: October 16 & 17 7:30pm
On November 14th, 1998, members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted interviews with the people of the town about life and faith in the aftermath of the brutal killing of gay university student Matthew Shepard. Over the next year, the company would return to Laramie six times and conduct over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the acclaimed play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder and found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around the company also spoke with the two murderers, Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, as well as Matthew’s mother, Judy Shepard. The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later is a bold new work, which asks the question, “How does society write its own history?”