College of Performing Arts (CoPA) senior Rin Mizumoto is a Theatre Technology major with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is currently the Technical Theater Intern at the Musco Center for the Arts, but before that she sharpened her technical skills by interning with Upstaging, Inc. over the summer. Read about Rin’s summer internship experience below!
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, the Department of Theatre’s 2019–20 season was built around plays either written by women or featuring prominent female characters and plotlines, as well as female leadership in the production team. This season of #HERSTORIES is
As part of the Department of Theatre’s production this week of the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q (February 14–16, Musco Center for the Arts), the show’s co-creator Jeff Marx will conduct a workshop on the creative process for musical theatre at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 15 in Musco Center. The workshop is open to
Chapman University’s Department of Theatre will host a staged reading of The Laramie Project on October 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Irvine Lecture Hall (SC150). Admission is free. The play was written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project shortly after the brutal beating and death of Matthew Shepard in
We are Leaky Faucet & Sons: A production company bringing absurd theatre to the greater Los Angeles area. For our inaugural production, we are mounting an original play for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 7—24: How to Be Lazy and Not Feel Guilty The play follows Jenine as she rapidly descends into overwork-related madness.
Each academic year, the Department of Theatre’s season selection committee and faculty aim to construct show seasons that challenge students artistically and present opportunities for both audiences and artists to consider and discuss themes and issues important to society. Today, the Department announced the exciting performance lineup for the 2018/19 season. According to department chair,
Chapman University’s 2017-18 academic year marks the thrilling tenth anniversary of the formation of the College of Performing Arts! To mark this great milestone, several special CoPA 10th Anniversary events are planned throughout the performance season beginning in October 2017. Did you know? CoPA produces over 100 shows and concerts every year as part of Chapman’s pre-professional curriculum in
The College of Performing Arts announces the addition of Nick Gabriel as a full-time tenure-track faculty to the Department of Theatre. As a resident artist at the American Conservatory Theater and Director of Studio A.C.T., Professor Gabriel also serves on the associate faculty of A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts program. “I am extremely excited about
Department of Theatre alumna and actress/singer/writer Leah McKendrick’s film M.F.A. made its debut this week at the SXSW (South by South West) Festival in Austin, TX (March 10 – 19, 2017). The film follows the aftermath of a vicious campus rape, including the violent death of the attacker, and the revenge campaign engendered by the
The Who’s Tommy reaches deep and leaves no element of heartbreak unexplored in its tale of self-discovery and familial reconciliation. It is a challenging musical for many reasons; actors must infuse every moment with energy worthy not only of immortal rock stars, but also of vulnerable humans. The Pinball Wizard of The Who’s Tommy experiences the glories of rock and roll and