Deviants, an original two-act play by Theatre Studies student Jessie Bond, premiered at Elon University in February 2015. The script was created as part of Bond’s Elon College Fellows project, and the premiere performance was produced by student organization Renegade Productions. The product of two years of research and writing, Deviants played to sold-out houses in its initial run.
The performance was acted and produced entirely by students from across Elon University’s many majors, including Theatre Studies, Acting, Music Theatre, Theatre Design and Production, Dance, Arts Administration, Cinema and Television Arts, and Strategic Communications. Playwright Jessie Bond took on the challenging task of directing her own work with clarity and energy, and created a production brimming with impassioned argument, quiet poignancy, and laugh-out-loud humor.