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 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
This week, 26 Chapman University theatre majors will attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival ’s (KCACTF) regional competition in St. George, Utah. The festival, which runs February 10-14 at Dixie State University, features competitions in playwriting, devised theatre and acting, along with scholarship and awards programs. In addition, festival participants have the opportunity
During Interterm, a group of 14 students from various disciplines took “Impro for People Skills” with Dr. Theresa R. Dudeck, instructor of acting. In this course, students applied improvisational theatre theories and techniques to improve their soft skills (e.g., authentically engaging with others, collaborating, taking risks, motivating others, spontaneously and effectively delivering a story or
Six Chapman theatre students will be attending the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Festival in Los Angeles, February 19-22, to take part in a variety of activities. Harrison Givens ’14 is a semi-finalist in the Ten-Minute play competition and Kesia Ross ’14 will be competing in the Stage Management Competition. Two
Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance, and Don Guy, assistant professor of theatre, took a group of dance majors and technical theatre students to see a performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem in Irvine and then did a backstage tour lead by the company manager, technical director and operations manager.
Broadway star and Conservatory of Music alumnus Dennis Kelly ’67 has taken silly sitcom roles because work is work and another line on the resume is always good. He exercises and eats right because stage life is demanding. He walks into every audition room “with eagerness – unless I’ve been told not to.” And to