The Department of Theatre presents A Night of Noh Theatre in the Waltmar Theatre, February 13-15, 20-22, conceived and directed by associate professor Tamiko Washington. The beauty of movement comes to life in this innovative and original adaptation of Japanese Noh Theatre, transformed on the stage using Tadashi Suzuki’s captivating movement style. If you have
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.
If All the Sky Were Paper, directed by associate professor of theatre John Benitz, was featured on a CNN segment that aired on Veterans Day that also included an interview with playwright Andrew Carroll. Professor Benitz also appeared on WAMC radio , the NPR station for Upstate NY, Western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and New Jersey
Coming this winter, the Chapman Global Arts Program (C-GAP) Initiative, made possible by the Steeve Kay Foundation, will engage students, artists and everyday people in exploring diverse cultures through the performing arts. The program will offer performances, exhibitions, workshops, and training for students, artists, youth and adults who share our commitment to learning about different
From October 24 to November 9, the Department of Theatre will present Spring Awakening , music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist dramatic masterpiece about teenage self-discovery. The musical explores
In order to both save money and be sustainable in our practices, last year the Department of Theatre decided to create a basic box set that would serve two different shows. Jeanine Ringer, our guest scenic designer, was tasked with developing a set that would be the same for both Stage Door, performed last spring,
Dr. Theresa R. Dudeck, our new instructor of theatre, will be representing the College of Performing Arts at the Big Orange Book Festival and signing copies of her newly released book, Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography (London: Bloomsbury, 2013). This biography is the first written on Johnstone, a pioneer of improvisation and the creator of Theatresports, who
Assistant professor of theatre Dr. Jocelyn L. Buckner published the essay “’Spectacular Opacities’: The Hyers Sisters’ Performances of Respectability and Resistance” in the peer-reviewed African American Review issue 45.3, subtitled “Special Issue: On Black Performance.” This essay analyzes the Hyers Sisters, a Reconstruction-era African American sister act, and their radical efforts to transcend
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!
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