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CU Department of Theatre announces 2015-16 Season shows

May 6, 2015 by Isabelle Grimm '15 | CoPA News

Every year, students in the Department of Theatre eagerly await the announcement of the plays scheduled for the upcoming season, excited to hear about the opportunities coming their way. Continuing a tradition that began last year, the Season Announcement took place following the final dress rehearsal of our fourth show in the 2014-15 Theatre Season, Rosencrantz &

Moscow Contemporary Ensemble Performance to Honor 20th–century Masters

April 6, 2015 by | CoPA News

On April 15, 2015, Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and Dr. Vera Ivanova welcome back the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) who will perform the exciting recital program: Tributes to 20th-century Masters. Completing the ensemble are Ivan Bushuev, flute; Oleg Tantsov, clarinet; Mikhail Dubov, piano; Vladislav Pesin, violin; Evgeny Tonkha, violoncello; and Viktoria Korshunova, manager.

Successful CU theatre alumna Whitney Kaufman credits undergrad experiences for professional success

March 6, 2015 by Sarah Richards | CoPA News

Whitney Kaufman, BFA Theatre Performance ’06 recently sat down with Sara Richards ’18 to reveal her valuable Chapman undergrad experiences and the adventures and career as a professional performer that they enabled. What was your experience at Chapman like and how has the Department of Theatre helped prepare you for the future as a creator and performer?

Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival celebrates 40 years

February 18, 2015 by | CoPA News

The annual Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival and Tournament is hosted every February by Chapman University’s Department of Theatre. Now in its 40th year, the Festival’s goal is to provide high school students with an opportunity to experience and learn more about performing Shakespeare. The Festival focuses on education, offering presentations and workshops over two days

Dance ensemble invited to perform at iconic Joyce Theater

February 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

Two Chapman dance faculty members will travel with a select student ensemble to perform at an iconic dance venue this weekend in New York City. Dean Dale A. Merrill was invited to bring a student ensemble to perform in the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation’s (NYCDAF) annual dance concert benefit “Destiny Rising,” held at the

Shakespeare expert directs CU theatre students in “Hamlet”

February 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

Once in a while, college theatre students have an opportunity to perform in a heavyweight Shakespearean classic. But rarely do they have the chance to be directed by a regional icon of the genre and in a performance of what’s arguably regarded as a touchstone for English literature. For the past four weeks, Chapman University’s