Due to our small class sizes, conservatory-style training, and the personalized education for which Chapman University, CoPA students develop a strong sense of community that continues to serve them well after graduation. Recently, Monica Furman (BFA Theatre Performance ’17) interviewed Leah McKendrick (BFA Theatre Performance ’08) and McKendrick’s producing partner Mariah Owen about their newest
Stages around the world may be dark right now, but College of Performing Arts (CoPA) alumni continue to create and engage while keeping isolated for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chase Hauser (BFA Theatre Performance ’17) and Lena Romano (B.A. Theatre Studies ’17) are founding members of Connective Theatre Company (Chicago, IL) which recently staged
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.
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
Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of spouse killer Ruth Snyder, Machinal is the powerful tale of one woman’s isolation in a life that’s been entirely decided for her. Snyder is trapped first in a dead-end job, then forced to marry her boss and have a baby with him. But when she begins to discover her
Theatre alumna Jenny Putney ’09 is in the cast of Our Town, playing at the La Jolla Playhouse Oct. 3-6 as part of the With Out Walls Festival. In this new version of Our Town, a group of twenty-somethings invites the audience over for a party under the stars!
Kellie Spill ’12 won the Ovation Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Triassic Parq The Musical at the Chance Theater. In addition, Matthew McCray ’98 was nominated for Best Director of a Play for Our Class with Son of Semele Ensemble. Read more about The Ovation Awards in the Los
Eternal Thou by Matthew McCray (’98) will be presented at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA from June 6-9, 2013. Framed by the spiritual philosophies of the mystic Martin Buber, Eternal Thou is a high-tech science fiction drama about the future of the Internet and man’s search for spiritual enlightenment. In Eternal Thou, the
Theatre alumna Malia Wright (’12) is playing the role of Dorinda in The Beaux’ Stratagem at A Noise Within in Pasadena, CA. This restoration comedy by George Farquhar, directed by Julia Rodriguez Elliott, is playing through May 26, 2013. The production received a terrific review from the Los Angeles Times . Visit A Noise
Lance Frantzich (’12) is currently appearing in Belz! A Jewish Vaudeville Musical at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. In this revival, 18 actors play 65 characters, sing an array of original and traditional Jewish songs, and tell dozens of jokes. Revolving around a fictitious Jewish comedian, Hugo Schwartz, audiences travel through five