March 21, 2022

‘Reproductions’ takes to Kleinau Theatre stage this week

Shelby Swafford, a doctoral student in communication studies, will take a look back at previous Kleinau Theatre performances when she presents her solo show “Reproductions,” later this week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Performances are at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26. The performance contains mature themes. General admission tickets are $7 and $5 for students with a student ID. For reservations, email

The show description states “archives are accumulations, preservations, collections. ‘Reproductions’ is an experiment in performing performance archives. Through exploring the Marion Kleinau Theatre archives, this this solo show re-performs queer and feminist performances throughout Kleinau history.” The performance focuses on what stories and traces of one’s past is worthy of preserving.

The performance is co-directed by Craig Gingrich-Philbook, a professor of communication studies, and Devin Collins, a doctoral student also in communication studies.

The theater is on the second floor of the Communications Building. Audience members will be asked to wear masks. Individuals with disabilities are welcome; call 618-453-5738 to request accommodations.