The Encyclopedia Show

Theme: Alan Touring

The Encyclopedia Show is a monthly, multi-genre, age-integrated presentation of creative performances on a central theme taken from an ACTUAL encyclopedia. Each contributor is assigned a specific subset of the central theme on which to write and perform. Participating artists perform poems, monologues, songs, rants, etc... Quirkiness and creativity are welcomed, as are fashionable falsehoods.

The Encyclopedia Show is also a world-wide event, started in Chicago by Robbie Q. and Shanny Jean, it now encompasses at least a dozen cities! The AZ show takes place at the Empty Space in Tempe and is sponsored by the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. The creative team includes Fargo Tbakhi, Joley Hamilton, Abbey Toye, and Jaime Faulkner under the direction of Michelle Hill.

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Short Play

By Abbey Toye

Directed by Jennifer Linde and Kelsey Abele
March 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

Pandora is a short play written by Abbey Toye as partial completion of her honors thesis.  This play explores the world of artificial intelligence and poses questions about the relationship between technology, sexism, an embodiment of the feminine in technology systems.

COM 499 Solo Performance Showcase

Featuring five solo performances written and staged by undergraduate students.


2016-2017 Empty Space Season

2015 - 2016 Empty Space Season

2014 - 2015 Empty Space Season

2013 - 2014 Empty Space Season

2012 - 2013 Empty Space Season

2011 - 2012 Empty Space Season

2010 - 2011 Empty Space Season

2009 - 2010 Empty Space Season