This semester’s student director is senior Kennedy Kemmerer. Kennedy is a double major in Theatre Studies, with a Directing/Performance emphasis, and Business Administration. For this year’s one-act she chose The Yellow Boat written by David Saar. We interviewed Kennedy to get a better understanding of her experience at Chapman and her directorial process. The Director
Once upon a time, there was a young man born in a small town called Stratford-upon-Avon. He grew up and wrote a play called A Midsummer Night’s Dream which became one of the most-produced and beloved plays of the European/American theatrical canon. William Shakespeare’s work has captivated the heart, body, and soul of audiences, drawing
Knowing your passions and talents is one thing, but knowing how to craft a career path can be quite another! Luckily, CoPA students have access to plenty of support from their faculty as well as the CoPA Career Advisor. It can also be helpful to see examples of career paths from other students and alumni.
Chapman University College of Performing Arts announced its scholar awards for the 2019/2020 academic year via virtual awards galas in each department. Please join us in congratulating the awards recipients. Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music The recipient of the Conservatory of Music Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievements in the areas of performance, academics, and
Meet Camille Roberts! Camille is in her junior year double-majoring in Theatre Technology and Economics with a minor in Honors. She specializes in lighting design for live performance, primarily in dance entertainment. Camille is a dynamic technician within the College of Performing Arts and has designed lighting for a myriad of shows including the Conservatory
Rachel Kelly is a Theatre Performance major with a minor in Musical Theatre and a Media, Culture & Society cluster. Last summer she immersed herself in the entertainment industry with multiple internships at Hollywire, ICM Partners, and Stewart Talent LA. Read on to learn more about her experience. “Last summer I interned at Hollywire where
Meet Feras Halabi! Feras is a first-year student working towards a B.A. Theatre. His study emphasis is in directing and performance with an interest in classical acting and improv for live entertainment. Feras is a fearless actor within the Department of Theatre, performing in student-directing scenes while independently working with upperclassmen on future projects. He
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!
Last week’s trip to Utah proved very rewarding for a group of more than two dozen Chapman Theatre majors competing in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) – Region VIII. Students representing schools from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, and Utah came together for the five-day event at Dixie State
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