Thursday, March 22, 2018, 1-9:30 PM
Friday, March 23, 2018, 10 AM-9:30 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10 AM-9:30 PM



Using the spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, this project creates an immersive theatrical experience. Actively engaged in their own exploration of Shakespeare’s garden, audience members follow a meandering path through the space. As you stroll, you will hear Shakespearean sonnets and soliloquies performed by Virginia Tech theatre students. The selections are curated and directed by Amanda Nelson, assistant professor of theatre, and Natasha Staley, associate professor of voice and performance in the School of Performing Arts. The performance includes sounds of the garden with original music composed by Charles Nichols, assistant professor of composition and creative technologies and a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Visual elements augment the aural experience with projection design by Meaghan Dee, assistant professor and chair of visual communication design in the School of Visual Arts.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the School of Performing Arts, the Humanities at Virginia Tech, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the School of Visual Arts, the Moss Arts Center, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

Garden Gatherings
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:30 PM
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 12 and 5:30 PM

Learn more about this event in this story on WVTF.