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Tomorrow, the Island Dies

Tomorrow, the Island Dies

by Ryan Scott Oliver

Directed by Jason Gotay
Musical Direction by Jason Wetzel
Production Stage Management by Liliana Patracuolla
Course Co-Instructed by Jason Gotay and Lori Ann Zepp


This show is a commission from Samford University and Chelsea Nicholson.
This production was made possible through a generous donation to the Theatre Arts department.

A concept album of songs from Tomorrow, the Island Dies is available wherever you stream music.


Time: Tomorrow. The effects of climate change have worsened, with
rising sea levels and devastating weather systems threatening remote
islands around the world.

Place: Haverness, the last of a group of small, doomed islands far off
the coast of Maine, soon to be abandoned forever.


Click here to view the list of musical numbers



Tomorrow, The Island Dies explores themes of bullying, isolation, physical/emotional abuse, pregnancy/abortion, suicide, violence, death and grief.







Bassist - Danny Weller
Cajon - Derek Stoltenberg


Assistant to the Director - Chloé Kramer
Music Assistant - Lain Walls
Intimacy Director - Katie Haan
Playbill - Kat Margaret Phifer
Artwork Credit - Green Otter Design / Eric Emch
Photographer - Matt Murphy
Special Thanks to Ashlynn Baumgartner and Seth Mazlin
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts - Jill Stevenson
Assistant Chair for Production Pedagogy, Department of Theatre Arts - Lori Ann Zepp
Production Manager - Hannah Mason
Operations Director, VPA - Katie Meade
Technical Director - Rob Dutiel
Assistant Technical Director - Courtney Ross
Theatre Technician - Millie Cowan
Costume Shop Supervisor - Cassandra Deveau
Assistant to the Operations Director - Kat Margaret Phifer
Costume Design Faculty - Vanessa Leuck
Lighting Design Faculty - Ray Recht
Stage Management Faculty - Lori Ann Zepp
This presentation is the culmination of the work done by students and faculty of THTR 225: Studio Production Workshop. A very special thanks go to Jason Gotay and Lori Ann Zepp for their leadership in the classroom, and their curation of the class as a whole.