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Chapman Global Arts Program Initiative

October 21, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

Department of Theatre Presents Spring Awakening

October 17, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

Sustainability in the Department of Theatre: Recycling a Set

October 4, 2013 by | CoPA News

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,

Theatre Professor and Her Newly Released Book at the Big Orange Book Festival

October 2, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

Theatre Professor Published in African American Review

October 1, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

Jenny Putney ’09 Performing in La Jolla

September 30, 2013 by | CoPA News

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!

Theatre Alumna Wins Ovation Award

September 25, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

More Faculty News

September 3, 2013 by | CoPA News

Robin Kish, assistant professor of dance, was invited as a guest faculty member for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science course titled Healthy Dance Practice and Performance, and guest speaker at the preconference education workshop at the annual conference of the Performing Arts Medicine Association in Snowmass, CO, where she also presented original

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium Returns This Fall

August 28, 2013 by | CoPA News

The third annual Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium, directed by Professor Alicia Guy, Department of Dance and Professor Don Guy, Head of Entertainment Technology, will take place at Chapman University September 28-29, 2013. This year’s event will include performance and technical classes led by Cirque du Soleil and Disney, plus many of the

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