Theatrix opens season with 'Gloria'

Theatrix opens season with 'Gloria'

calendar icon10 Sep 2018    

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, opens its 2018-2019 season with Gloria, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln student Tatianna Nicholle Davis.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-22 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 23. All performances take place in the Lab Theatre in the Temple Building at 12th and R streets. Gloria contains mature content and violent themes that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Tickets may be purchased for $7 each online by visiting or at the door one hour prior to performance in the Lab Theatre’s third floor lobby (cash only; seats subject to availability).

“Success. Prestige. Ambition. It’s all about climbing the ladder for a group of twenty something office workers in New York City. Gloria is a fierce blend of drama, thrills, and cutthroat comedy. When their workday turns out to be anything but average, everyone takes the opportunity to make a name for themselves. What will a person do for recognition? Branden Jacobs-Jenkins weaves a story that will leave you on the edge of your seat and wondering how it all will end,” Davis said.

Theatrix’s production of Gloria is directed by senior theatre performance major Davis and features performances by sophomore theatre performance major Nikki Wang, sophomore theatre performance and business management double major Maria Smal, sophomore theatre directing/management major Hilda Rey, senior theatre performance majors Simon Gissler and Travis Banks and senior theatre directing/management and theatre performance double major Paul Schack.

Costume Design for the production is by sophomore theatre design/technical production major Griffin Gissler, with sound designed by sophomore theatre design/technical production major Ben Ross and lights designed by Rebecca Ellers, sophomore theatre design/technical production major. Sabrina Barton, senior theatre design/technical production major, is the props masters and Marty Wolff, first year scenic graduate student, is the scenic designer. Sophomore theatre design/technical production major, Dallis Votava, will stage manage and will be assisted by sophomore theatre directing/management and performance double major, Malin Hayden.

Theatrix is a student-run theatre company that works under the umbrella of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Theatrix is managed by the 2018-2019 Management Team:
Ethan Greenlee, Artistic Director
Christa Retka, Managing Director
Dylan Spilinek, Technical Director