Category: Theater & Dance

Anthropology, Theater and Dance collaboration featured in Anthropology News

Anthropology, Theater and Dance collaboration featured in Anthropology News

A collaboration that began with mutual interests between professors in the anthropology and theater and dance departments is the subject of a recent article an SIUE professor published in an anthropology newspaper.
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo’s article, “Anthropology and Theater Very Likely Bedfellows,” was published in Anthropology News, the newspaper of the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
“Since […]

Tracy Ashton, Photo courtesy of maryannhalpin.com

SIUE Alum Tracy Ashton on Raising Hope

On Tuesday January eighth SIUE Theater and Dance graduate Tracy Ashton made a guest appearance on the Fox series, “Raising Hope.”
Born and raised in southern Illinois, Ashton graduated SIUE in 1981 as a theater and dance major. She looks back on the experience with fond memories,
“College is a womb like experience, everything is just right […]

SIUE Theater Students Raise Hell (and Heaven) Over Winter Break

SIUE Theater Students Raise Hell (and Heaven) Over Winter Break

While many SIUE students and faculty were enjoying a much deserved break over the holidays several were hard at work constructing sets for the March production of Edwin Penhorwood’s, “Too Many Sopranos.”
“Too Many Sopranos,” will go on stage for two nights only (March 22 and 23) although the students performing are already working on perfecting […]

SIUE Theater Education Student's Capstone Project Kicks off the Missouri Thespian Conference

SIUE Theater Education Student’s Capstone Project Kicks off the Missouri Thespian Conference

Theater Education major Alex Moore’s production of Tennessee Williams’ “Summer By the Lake,” was chosen to kick off this year’s Missouri State Thespians Conference.
Moore originally graduated SIUE in 2007 after which he worked professionally on various production in Chicago before making the decision to return to SIUE to obtain his teaching certification. Moore has been […]

X Fest Goes Before The Board

X Fest Goes Before The Board

On November eighth a group of X Fest veterans went before the SIUE Board of Trustees to discuss the ambitious theater festival and how it’s become a part of SIUE’s theatrical landscape. During their talk the group discussed how the festival came into being, the impact it has had on the students who participated in […]

Dr. Cairo and Prof. Bentley with students at 2012 Suriname field school

Cairo, Bentley to teach second Suriname field school next summer

Assistant Anthropology Professor Dr. Aminata Cairo and Theatre Professor Kathryn Bentley will take a select group of SIUE junior-level undergraduates for a field school in Suriname from June 1 to July 8, 2012. The field school will include classes before the students depart, starting on May 22, and following the students’ return until July 15.
Dr. […]

SIUE students Rehearsing "What the Butler Saw"

What the Butler Saw

From November seventh through eleventh SIUE’s Department of Theater and Dance will be presenting Joe Orton’s, “What the Butler Saw.”
Originally premiering in 1969, “What the Butler Saw,” was Orton’s final play, and the second to be performed after this death. The play is an outrageous comedy revolving around Dr. Prentice, a psychiatrist, who attempts to […]

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SETO Presents: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Last week the Student Experimental Theater Organization (SETO) presented a chaotic frenzy of audience participation, dangerous cans, and absent oranges with their production of the Neo-Futurist play, “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.”
Originally performed by the Neo-Futurist in Chicago on December 2, 1988 the play today is the longest running play in the […]

Laura Hanson Article Featured in Sondheim Review

Laura Hanson Article Featured in Sondheim Review

Laura Hanson of the SIUE Department of Theater and Dance was recently had her article, “A Rose by Any Other Name,” featured in the Sondheim Review. The piece examines two Saint Louis based Sondheim productions, one put on by an opera company and the other by a theater company, and in doing so questions where […]

SIUE presents Fame

SIUE Makes Magic with Fame

October 9th through 14th the Department of Theater and Dance will be teaming up with the Department of Music to put on a production of Fame.  This 1980’s musical by David De Silva is a stage show recreation of the popular movie by the same name.  The show follows a group of performing arts high […]

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