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Chapman Theatre Students Participate in National Initiative

January 18, 2017 by | Theatre

As of late, many students and artists have been wondering what they can do to make their voices, and the voices of others, heard. As you can imagine, these thoughts have been manifesting twice as much within student-artists. That is particularly why the Coalition of Artistic Students in Theatre (CAST), a club within the Department

‘Intimate Apparel’ by Lynn Nottage opens Dec. 1 in Waltmar Theatre African-American experience in 1905 New York still resonates in 21st century

November 29, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Theatre

The smoothness of the finest white satin. The warm black skin of her husband. A stash of savings sewn into a hem. These are some of the things that Esther, an African-American seamstress filled with longing in playwright Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, can feel under her fingertips but is not meant to keep for her

A view of ‘this society we live in,’ conveyed in dance Renowned choreographer Ido Tadmor creates original piece for Chapman dancers.

November 21, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Surrounded by small piles of dark sweaters and jackets, 21 Chapman University student dancers swirl around the floor at the Partridge Dance Center. Despite their closeness, the dancers avoid each other’s touch and stick to their contained spheres of motion. Several times they lift cupped hands to their eyes, creating singular tunnel visions. This collection

LA Opera “AKHNATEN” director Phelim McDermott visits CoPA Renowned British theatre director talks improvisation for theatre and opera

November 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

On Sunday, November 6, renowned British theatre director Phelim McDermott spent 90 minutes with Dr. Theresa Dudeck and her theatre students in the Waltmar Theatre, talking about his range of work over the last 30 years as a theatre and opera director, creator, collaborator, and improviser. McDermott, one of the masterminds behind the dark, Olivier Award-winning

Department of Theatre presents timely repertory productions "Good Kids" and "Dog Sees God" open this week in the Studio Theatre

October 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

This week, the Department of Theatre opens with two repertory productions focused on timely issues that are found in today’s headlines and faced by today’s youth. Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka, directed by James Gardner, and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal, directed by Nanci Ruby, begin an alternating schedule October 11 through

John Benitz appointed Chair for Department of Theatre

June 28, 2016 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced Professor John B. Benitz has been appointed the new chairperson for the Department of Theatre, effective immediately. Benitz shared the department chair responsibility in the 2015-16 academic year with Professor Don Guy as the department transitioned from the leadership of Dr. Nina LeNoir who held the position from

Department of Theatre announces performance schedule for 2016-17

June 10, 2016 by | Theatre

Chapman University’s Department of Theatre has announced the exciting performance schedule for the 2016-17 Season. Tickets go on sale September 1, 2016. To order, visit chapman.edu/tickets or call the College of Performing Arts box office hotline at (714) 997-6624. OCTOBER 2016 Good Kids, by Naomi Iizuka October 11, 13, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22 Directed by

College of Performing Arts appoints new Assistant Professor of Theatre Technology Edward Lapine joins Department of Theatre beginning fall semester 2016

June 6, 2016 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts (CoPA) announced the appointment of Edward Lapine as the new Assistant Professor of Theatre Technology for the Department of Theatre, beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. Mr. Lapine holds a Master of Fine Arts in Technical Design and Production with an emphasis in Production Management from Yale University. He earned his

‘Merchant of Venice’ at Musco Center With themes of greed, race and revenge, Prof. Bradac says Shakespeare's troublesome play resonates more than ever

April 7, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Chapman University theatre professor and Shakespeare scholar Thomas Bradac is talking about The Merchant of Venice, how the Bard’s troublesome tale is about many things, even though we mostly remember Shylock, the Jewish moneylender seeking payback from a loan-defaulting Christian. Bradac explains how the alternately comic and tragic play has caused plenty of pain in

“A Flea in Her Ear” opens February 18 in Waltmar Theatre Feydeau's famous farce revamped by David Ives, directed by Tamiko Washington

February 11, 2016 by | Theatre

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Chapman University’s Department of Theatre presents A Flea in Her Ear, David Ives’ new version of the famous farce by French playwright Georges Feydeau. Staged in Waltmar Theatre under the direction of Professor Tamiko Washington, the show continues February 19, 20 and 25-27. The story begins in turn-of-the-century Paris with Raymonde