The Chapman University Department of Theatre announced “HOME” as the theme for its 2020–21 production season. “When this theme was chosen, we had no inkling just how much time everyone would be spending at home in 2020,” said Department Chair John Benitz. “We look forward to welcoming “home” students, faculty, staff, and audiences returning to Chapman, and we encourage you to consider: What does home mean to you? How do we create a home? What role does memory and imagination play in the creation and preservation of the idea of home? We will explore these questions with each play, and invite you to join us in an important and ever-evolving conversation about what it means to be home.”

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The 2020–21 Theatre Season Selection Committee:
Professor John Benitz, committee chair, Dr. Jocelyn Buckner, Professor Kristin Campbell, Professor Tamiko Washington, Marc Ameel, production manager/technical director, Ella Nelson (B.A. Theatre Technology, General Music Minor, ’22), Ellie Lang-Ree (BFA Theatre Performance, ’23)

FALL 2020

In the Next Room or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Jocelyn Brown

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
Directed by John Benitz


Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elise
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Director to be announced

A Night of Noh Theatre by Zeami Motokiyo
Devised, adapted, and directed by Tamiko Washington