The College of Performing Arts recently bid farewell to a beloved and long-serving staff member as Bonita “Bonnie” Walker retired after 32 years of service at Chapman University. “Bonnie has been a fixture of the theatre department and CoPA for a long time, and I have really appreciated her unflagging dedication to our students, who
The Chapman University Department of Theatre announced “HOME” as the theme for its 2020–21 production season. “When this theme was chosen, we had no inkling just how much time everyone would be spending at home in 2020,” said Department Chair John Benitz. “We look forward to welcoming “home” students, faculty, staff, and audiences returning to
The last several weeks have seen unprecedented change in the world as we all do our part to protect ourselves and our communities from the spread of the coronavirus. While social distancing is impacting the economy at large, certain sectors have been hit especially hard by the necessary changes we are undertaking. We know that
Stages around the world may be dark right now, but College of Performing Arts (CoPA) alumni continue to create and engage while keeping isolated for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chase Hauser (BFA Theatre Performance ’17) and Lena Romano (B.A. Theatre Studies ’17) are founding members of Connective Theatre Company (Chicago, IL) which recently staged
This year OC-Centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival is celebrating its 10th year of showcasing the work of playwrights who call Orange County Home. The festival has found a home on the Chapman University campus, where it will stage its one-acts and full-length productions in the O. L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre this summer, thanks
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!
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, the Department of Theatre’s 2019–20 season was built around plays either written by women or featuring prominent female characters and plotlines, as well as female leadership in the production team. This season of #HERSTORIES is
Hello CoPA students and alumni! I am thrilled to be joining Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts as your new in-house Career Advisor. In addition to the campus-wide career services that Chapman has always offered, the University has launched a new initiative to equip every school with its own in-house Career Advisor. As your dedicated
Chapman University’s Department of Theatre will host a staged reading of The Laramie Project on October 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Irvine Lecture Hall (SC150). Admission is free. The play was written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project shortly after the brutal beating and death of Matthew Shepard in
We are Leaky Faucet & Sons: A production company bringing absurd theatre to the greater Los Angeles area. For our inaugural production, we are mounting an original play for the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 7—24: How to Be Lazy and Not Feel Guilty The play follows Jenine as she rapidly descends into overwork-related madness.