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Miami University Theatre Fringe Festival 2021



Thank you to all who submitted proposals for the 2021 Miami University Theatre Fringe Festival! We're thrilled to announce our slate of shows.

The Big Ol' Tiny Li'l Dance Concert

This concert consists of four pieces choreographed by faculty, students, and guest artist Countess Winfrey of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Theatre. The content of the pieces will be as diverse as the interested participants. 

The Butterflies' Promise
A Vocaloid Jukebox Musical 

by Joseph Sheridan
Presented by New Wave Theatre Company
Best friends Danica, Allison, and Ryan are starting their first semester of college in the town where they grew up. They were hoping for an easy and smooth transition to school, but life gets in the way. The Butterflies' Promise will be performed as a musical tour through songs originally performed using the Vocaloid voice synthesizer software that chronicle the trio's journey through their first semester as they laugh, love, cry, and find their own identities through a turbulent coming-of-age. 

The End of the World

A play by Baxter Whitehead
Two men sit together at the end of the world, grappling with the sheer incomprehensibility of what has happened. As they talk about the meaning of life and grief in this subtext-rich short drama, the hidden truth of their situation slowly comes to light.

I am not her, she is me

A thematic movement piece by Genae Yeldell
Ever felt as though you are merely an imposter in your own space? Many of us on this very campus go about our day-to-day life, living with the impression that our competence can be undermined by our peers at any given moment. Maybe we simply think it’s a curse of being a perfectionist. Or, that our very existence as an individual will be compromised when assisted by others. Regardless of your alignment, we invite you on a journey of self-discovery, and hope to trigger your sense of imposter along the way. 

In Time

A play by Ruby Gray
What does it mean to be a woman? In Time follows two sets of people, one “then” and one “now”, as they find love, identity, and a chance for liberation. Alternating vignettes reveal that these moments in time are not as different as they may seem. Through letters, balls, texts, and unexpected encounters, Sarah, Cecilia, Sam, and Casey learn what it means to see and be seen. Recipient of the 2021 Miami University Theatre Gallagher Playwriting Award.


A film by Jordan Myers
ONE is a story about a young woman named Jess who is faced with a world where man-eating demons inhabit all reflective surfaces. Your cell phone, computer screen, mirror…nothing is safe. Daily routines become deadly. In a horrifying sequence of incidents and close-calls, Jess must stop the demons from preying on herself, her friends, her family, and ultimately the world.


Schedule TBA

The Fringe will run November 18-21, with each show performing multiple times in one of two performance venues: the Gates-Abegglen Theatre Stage or Studio 88 Theatre. Schedule and safety guidelines will be available soon!




Any student is eligible to earn credit working on the Fringe. 

Actors: Some of the shows have casts in place, while others will cast from the pool of actors who have submitted audition materials to the theatre department by August 24.

Dancers: If you are interested in being in the BOTL Dance Concert, contact Ashley Goos.

Designers, technicians, run crew, stage managers, directing, dramaturgs: Join the Production Lab!