Black Box

The Winter Guard Play

written by Avery Deutsch

directed by Emily Moler

Winterguard is NOT Color-guard. Forget the football, forget the pompoms. In Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania, a High School Winterguard team attempts to choreograph a routine on the topic of Global Warming. A play about catching flags, catching each other, and realizing the grown-ups aren’t going to save you.

Winner of the 2023 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival, which honors new American plays providing dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors, The Winter Guard Play premiered at the River Campus Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Giardeau, Missouri on March 1, 2023. The playwright, Avery Deutsch, is the winner of Clubbed Thumb’s 2022 Biennial Commission.

*The 2pm performance on Sunday 3/3 will offer Open Captioning. Open Captioning is a live, word-for-word transcription of what the performers are saying as well as sound cues like “phone rings”, “knock at the door”, or “classical music”. Open Captions are visible to all audience members and no one can enable or disable the captions based on their preferences. Open Captioning is preferred by many, including individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and people whose second language is English. This service is provided by Ai-Media and sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the Presidential Discretionary Fund, IT/Media Services in collaboration with the Arts Administration Program and Theater Department.

Production Info

written by Avery Deutsch
directed by Emily Moler

Dates & Tickets

March 1-6, 2024
All shows at 8pm, except Sunday March 3 at 2pm (*this performance will offer Open Captioning)
Tickets are not availabile at this time