Theatre Mission Statement
The Theatre program's mission is to serve as an artistic, intellectual, and multi-cultural resource for the communities and institutions of southeast North Carolina and beyond. As an educational center, the student's talents will be continually developed through performance and production techniques based on a comprehensive education in the history, theory, and craft of theater. We seek to produce graduates who value artistic collaboration and will be leaders in their field and its advocate.
Fayetteville State University Theatre announces The 24 Hour Theatre Project on September 5 & 6. The Project invites participation from FSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as high school juniors and seniors as part of a whirlwind, mini theatre festival in which plays are written, rehearsed, designed, and performed in 24 hours. A trend over the last decade in educational and professional theatres, 24 Hour Theatre has even made its way to Broadway a number of times in recent years.
Fayetteville State University Theatre Company and the Department of Performing & Fine Arts will present The Laramie Project October 9-12 in Butler Theater on the FSU main campus. Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the play chronicles the lives of the residents of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the death of Matthew Shepard, a university student killed because he was gay.
Told as a series of interviews, media sound bytes, and testimonials, The Laramie Project is a unique, documentary-style production that explores all sides of this seminal moment in American history.
The production is not recommended for very young audiences due to disturbing content and language.
Advance tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for FSU faculty, staff, and senior citizens, $2 for FSU students with an ID. Tickets are $2 more at the door. Tickets can be reserved by calling the FSU Box Office at (910) 672-1724. For group rates or more information, call (910) 672-2574.
Are you a public school teacher?
Ask about our school performances for select mainstage shows or our annual play for young audiences by emailing Jeremy Fiebig, Area Coordinator, at email@example.com or by calling (910) 672-2574.
Student, faculty, and alumni activity
Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Professor, recently played Macbeth in Gilbert Theater's production of Macbeth. He is playing Sir Robin in CFRT's production of Spamalot.
Ronald Blanks, Jr., 14', appeared in CFRT's production of Return to the Forbidden Planet
Lydia Williamson, '15, appears as Grace in Cape Fear Regional Theatre's production of The Piano Lesson
Breana Venable, '11, is an MFA Playwriting student at Rollins University
Deon Lee, '14, appeared in Gilbert Theater's production of RENT as Benny and Cape Fear Regional Theatre's production of Return to the Forbidden Planet.
Jarred Harris, '14, works as a Carpenter at Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Whitney Manns, '13, worked as a scenic artist for Cape Fear Regional Theatre's The Piano Lesson and Gilbert Theater's Pan.
David Griffie, Associate Professor, recently designed The Little Prince and The Piano Lesson for Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Avis Hatcher-Puzzo, Assistant Professor, founded and runs Koffee Dance Company in Durham, NC
Phoebe Hall, Professor, regularly works as a professional actor and director in local and regional productions and recently directed Blithe Spirit for Fayetteville Technical Community College
Jeremy Fiebig, Assistant Professor, debuted his play, Pan, at Gilbert Theater