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Theatre Alumna Performs With Orchestras Nationwide

December 20, 2012 by | CoPA News

Theatre alumna Whitney Kaufman (’06) has performed several recent engagements with the Kansas City Symphony, in their Christmas concerts as well as Disney in Concert last summer.  She has also performed a program of Oscar-winning songs with the Malaysia Philharmonic in Kuala Lumpur, and has been appearing as a principal vocalist in Disney in Concert

Theatre Professor Designs for Festival Ballet Theatre

November 13, 2012 by | CoPA News

Donald Guy, assistant professor of theatre, was recently commissioned to serve as lighting designer and stage manager for the Festival Ballet Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden & Mixed Repertory at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. The evening of dance featured: “The Secret Garden” by Josie Walsh (Joffrey Ballet and Zurich Ballet), the world

Shakespeare is Coming!

October 30, 2012 by | CoPA News

The bard is back in the Department of Theatre!  Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare is a comedy about a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl (Viola) who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle.  Full of music, riotous behavior, drink, dance and giving in to self-indulgence, it is thought

Busy Interterm 2013 for College of Performing Arts Students

October 29, 2012 by | CoPA News

  Students of the College of Performing Arts will be traveling the country as well as honing their skills on the Chapman campus in January 2013.  The New York Theatre Tour will allow theatre students to analyze the interconnectedness of local and global influences within the New York theatre community, as

Theatre Professor Tours with Masters of Illusion

October 1, 2012 by | Theatre

Donald Guy, assistant professor of theatre and production manager for the College of Performing Arts, recently served as the lighting designer/lighting director for the Midwest tour of Masters of Illusion – Live! He designed/directed the lighting for performances at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA; State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN; Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO;

Screen Acting Alumna Appears on Sons of Anarchy

September 21, 2012 by | CoPA News

Lexi Sakowitz (’12) recently made her debut on the FX series Sons of Anarchy  and will continue to appear on several more episodes throughout the season.   Says Lexi, ”It is pretty exciting, and working with those guys was an absolute dream come true.  My experience as a screen actor was absolutely invaluable. My reel is what broke

SNAAP Survey Coming to Arts Alumni

September 12, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Chapman University College of Performing Arts is working in collaboration with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) to administer a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. This fall, all performing arts graduates of Chapman University will receive an email invitation to participate in the SNAAP online survey. By verifying

Author Andrew Carroll on If All the Sky Were Paper

September 7, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Department of Theatre will be bringing back a unique theatrical experience which premiered at Chapman in 2010.  Based on bestselling author Andrew Carroll’s journey around the world to collect letters written during wartime, If All the Sky Were Paper is a heartfelt drama seen through the eyes of both those on the war front

Cirque du Soleil to Return to Chapman

September 6, 2012 by | CoPA News

  Professor Alicia Okouchi-Guy, Department of Dance, and Professor Don Guy, Head of Entertainment Technology, will once again bring Cirque du Soleil to Chapman University. The second annual Cirque du Soleil Entertainment and Technology Symposium will be Friday, October 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2012. The symposium will offer a variety of master classes for

Theatre Alum Lands Role on “Bunheads”

August 31, 2012 by | CoPA News

  Theater alumnus Casey Adler (’11) has a recurring role on the new ABC Family show Bunheads . Casey says “ Bunheads was a fantastic experience over the summer. I played the love interest of one of the lead ballerinas, Boo. The moment I entered the gates of Sunset Gower Studios on June

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