The Chapman University Department of Theatre is fielding a team of 16 actors to participate in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition at the Region VIII Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Ogden, Utah, February 7-11, 2012. Since 1972, the Irene Ryan Foundation has awarded scholarships to the outstanding student
Internationally renowned operatic soprano Carol Neblett has been appointed Artist-in-Residence in the Conservatory of Music by Chapman University Chancellor Daniele Struppa. The College of Performing Arts is delighted that Ms. Neblett’s tenure with the institution has been recognized in this official capacity. Ms. Neblett will coach opera students, helping them to develop in their
Music major Craig Shields (’12) auditioned for the legendary Blue Man Group this fall, and he is on his way to performing with the company! Craig told us about the audition process and his next steps in his own words below: “The whole Blue Man Group process started in mid-September, when I saw
Nick Terry, assistant professor of music, recorded four compositions with his ensemble, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, this August at Skywalker Sound (a Lucasfilm Co.) on the classical music label Sono Luminus. The recording, to be released in early 2012, is one of the very first 7.1 surround-sound recordings of percussion chamber music, and will
The students performing in the Department of Theatre’s The Servant of Two Masters this November will have the unique opportunity to work with two coaches with unique, specialized training. Doug Oliphant, the production’s Fight Choreographer, is a theatre director and actor based in Los Angeles. As a director, Doug has assistant directed
Dance major Chloe Albin ’15 from Seattle couldn’t resist playing the ham next to a dancing manikin decked out in a stretch zebra suit and dramatic black-and-white theatrical makeup. Albin mimicked the manikin’s arching, cat-like pose and burst into laughter. Friends joined her and they all did it again. Then they laughed some more.
As the demands on dancers’ bodies increase with new choreographic and technical challenges, it becomes increasingly important that dancers are trained correctly and receive medical care with an understanding of what a human body can do. A dancer complaining of back pain has different issues than a businessman or a truck driver because