Best Of 2011

BEST COLLEGE THEATER PERFORMANCES: TheatreUSF

The University of South Florida’s theater department impressed us with skill and imagination this past year, stretching beyond the confines of the stage to show us different viewpoints and disciplines in new combinations. Its opening production of The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer dealt with the pursuit of feminine beauty through the ages, and later in the season, Frantic Assembly, one of England’s premier physical theater companies, worked with USF actors and dancers to create a mixed-media piece based on Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, integrating an American sensibility into the work. www.arts.usf.edu.