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Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival celebrates 40 years

February 18, 2015 by | CoPA News

The annual Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival and Tournament is hosted every February by Chapman University’s Department of Theatre. Now in its 40th year, the Festival’s goal is to provide high school students with an opportunity to experience and learn more about performing Shakespeare. The Festival focuses on education, offering presentations and workshops

CU theatre majors selected for Kennedy Center Festival

February 10, 2015 by | CoPA News

This week, 26 Chapman University theatre majors will attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival ’s (KCACTF) regional competition in St. George, Utah. The festival, which runs February 10-14 at Dixie State University, features competitions in playwriting, devised theatre and acting, along with scholarship and awards programs. In addition, festival participants have the opportunity

Interview with Nicholas C. Avila — Alumnus and Director of “Anna in the Tropics”

October 30, 2014 by Sarah Richards | Theatre

Chapman University alumnus and adjunct professor Nicholas C. Avila,’01 has returned to campus to direct the upcoming production of Anna in the Tropics, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Nilo Cruz (Waltmar Theatre, November 6-8 and 13-15, 2014). Above: Juan Julian (Donathan Walters ’14, right) brings the troubled marriage of  Conchita (Zoe Donnell ’14, center) and Palomo (Cristian Guerrero ’14,

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