Category: Theater & Dance

SIUE Xfest anticipates sellout crowds entering annual 8th year at SIUE

SIUE Xfest anticipates sellout crowds entering annual 8th year at SIUE

To start off the 2017 Fall Semester, the SIUE Theatre and Dance Department is hosting another installment of Xfest. Xfest delivers a week long experimental theatre experience for students and the public from September 12-15th, 2017.
Conceived in 2009 by Peter Cocuzza, professor of theater and dance, and Chuck Harper, associate professor of theater and dance, […]

A culture lives on: SIUE student's project explores Indonesian culture with puppet exhibit

A culture lives on: SIUE student’s project explores Indonesian culture with puppet exhibit

Mariah Huelsmann selected a collection of Javanese puppets because their curvature, symbolic crowns and detailed sculpt do more than captivate audiences.
SIUE senior Mariah Huelsmann is creating a museum exhibit display of Javanese puppets in Peck Hall. Huelsmann is the 2016 commencement speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences. (Photo courtesy of the Anthropology Department)
“They […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

SIUE Theater and music students tackle Mozart in this year's spring play

SIUE Theater and music students tackle Mozart in this year’s spring play

A blend of experienced musicians, thespians and talented undergraduate actors provided a unique opportunity for SIUE professor Marc Schapman.
(From left) Samantha Koester, Emily Moore, Amanda Furrow, and Tyler Ciesler (bottom) perform a pivotal scene in “the Magic Flute.” (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Senior Tyler Green, who plays Papageno in “The Magic Flute,” performs during rehearsals. (Photo […]

‘Into the Woods’’ transformative journey to enter Dunham Hall April 22

‘Into the Woods’’ transformative journey to enter Dunham Hall April 22

“Into the Woods” interweaves characters from the various Brothers Grimm fairy tale stories: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella” and “Rapunzel” among others with transformations among cast members.
Alexis Ronan, Miles Tillman and Halley Robertson perform in SIUE's production of "Into the Woods." For ticket information contact the box office 618-650-2774 or toll free at 1-888-328-5168, extension […]

 Trio unites to represent SIUE at Midwest Dance Festival

Trio unites to represent SIUE at Midwest Dance Festival

Attending the Midwest Dance Festival was beyond leaps and bounds in the studios for theater and dance professor Kristin Best-Kinscherff and her three students.
Pictured above are two of three dance students, Brianna Biffignani (left) and Amber Hoene (right) of theater and dance professor Kristen Best-Kinscherff (center) who attended the Midwest Dance Festival. The two and […]

‘Venus’ history far from behind the times

‘Venus’ history far from behind the times

Kim Kardashian has been compared to the main character in the play “Venus” who was an African-American slave exploited for her body.
The play by Suzan-Lori Parks follows the true-life story of Saartjie Baartman who
The play, "Venus'," character Saartjie Baartman was a historical figure known to have been exploited for her odd-shaped body. Photo courtesy of […]

SETO to perform ‘The Adding Machine’ this week

SETO to perform ‘The Adding Machine’ this week

“The Adding Machine” explores deeper questions about humanity and technology, without answering them for the audience, according to senior theater major and director Kourtnee Brenner.

"The Adding Machine," a play produced by SETO opens this week
The SIUE Student Experimental Theater Organization (SETO) has produced and will perform the play written by Elmer Rice in 1922.
According to […]

Alumni to perform comedy, enliven support for FOTAD

Alumni to perform comedy, enliven support for FOTAD

SIUE alumni will return to campus to perform “Box and Cox” in order to raise funds for Friends of Theater and Dance (FOTAD).
A cast of alumni perform a farce, "Box and Cox" in February to raise funds for Friends of Theater and Dance (FOTAD) dinner program.

According Emeritus professor Otis Sweezey, new president of the organization, […]

Theater comedia to invite audience interaction at Dunham Hall

Theater comedia to invite audience interaction at Dunham Hall

“A Servant of Two Masters” opens this week and will involve humor-instilled moments through audience and cast interaction.
Pictured above the student cast of SIUE's production, "A Servant of Two Masters"
Directed by theater professor Chuck Harper, it will open Wed., October 15 at Dunham Hall and run through Sunday, October 19.  From Wednesday through Saturday shows […]

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