Category: Theater & Dance

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 […]

SIUE Cougar Theater Company engages children in local community

SIUE Cougar Theater Company engages children in local community

SIUE students who are part of the Cougar Theater Company perform "Heads and Tales." Photo courtesy of Joshua Douglas.
SIUE’s Cougar Theater Company continues to extend outreach to children in the local community, and recently performed “Heads and Tales,” a play by Carol Lauck.
In late September, SIUE theater alumni Joshua Douglas directed the cast of five […]

Xfest to feature artist workshops, talk back sessions and world premiere in theater and dance

Xfest to feature artist workshops, talk back sessions and world premiere in theater and dance

Nuns in Seattle during the 1960s. Cinema puppets interacting with humans. Antarctica adventures fused with an insurance company. And a world premiere by a dance and theater company.

These comprise productions coming to SIUE this week for Xfest: an Alternative Theater and Dance Festival.
Theater professor, Chuck Harper, also Xfest artistic director, said the weeklong festival features […]

Theater professor to add digital rendering to design curriculum

Theater professor to add digital rendering to design curriculum

Theater professor Laura Hanson will teach digital costume design techniques she learned during her sabbatical.
According to Hanson, she has wanted to become more adept at digital rendering and to “really explore” the possibilities the last few years.
Theater professor Laura Hanson will apply knowledge gained during her sabbatical of digital rendering to the design curriculum. Photo […]

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its third annual Art-ahhh-thon on Friday, featuring artistic events from various departments within the college.
The College of Arts and Sciences presents its third annual Art-ahhh-thon, which features poetry readings, 3-D printing demonstrations and more.
The purpose of the event, according to Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of […]

CAS Colloquium: Kerber details early dance program history started by core group of ‘dedicated’ individuals

CAS Colloquium: Kerber details early dance program history started by core group of ‘dedicated’ individuals

University archivist and special collections librarian Steve Kerber presented his research on the SIUE dance program's early history during the College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium. Photo provided by Theresa San Luis.
During the 10th College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium, university archivist and special collections librarian Steve Kerber presented the dance program’s early history.
Kerber said […]

Theater students experience ‘original practice’ at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia during spring break

Theater students experience ‘original practice’ at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia during spring break

Senior theater major Ryan Weichmann overlooks a balcony at the Blackfriars Playhouse at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia during spring break. Photo courtesy of Johanna Schmitz
Theater professor Johanna Schmitz and six students traveled to Staunton, Va., to study and interact with actors who perform at the Blackfriars Playhouse at the American Shakespeare Center.
According to […]

Students to ‘Make a Move’ through devised play: created storylines and improvised acting

Students to ‘Make a Move’ through devised play: created storylines and improvised acting

"Make a Move" play was devised by its actors and directed by theater education professor Leslie Van Leishout. Photo courtesy of Theresa San Luis
Theater students created the play “Make a Move” and will act with some improvisation in their performances.
Theater education professor Leslie Van Leishout, also director of “Make a Move,” allowed the six actors and […]

‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ operetta to take off in comedic style by Music Department

‘Orpheus in the Underworld’ operetta to take off in comedic style by Music Department

The cast of "Orpheus in the Underworld" rehearses in Dunham Hall Theater. Photo courtesy of Kourtnee Brenner.
Student performers in the music department will juggle comedic moments- prancing, singing and dancing-among a cast of 16 in “Orpheus in the Underworld” by Jacques Offenbach.
According to Randy Trisler, senior music education major, who plays Orpheus, the operetta is […]

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