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News: November 2008

Theater and Dance News

Please visit the Lively Arts Calendar for the most up-to-date information on music, theater, art, and dance events presented by the College of Fine Arts. Departmental events for current faculty and students can be viewed on the individual department and program pages.

Gretta Invited to Present Workshop at SETC

Rob Gretta was invited to present a musical theater workshop at the sixtieth annual Southeastern Theatre Conference Convention in Birmingham in March 2009.

Posted on 11/26/2008 2:42:23 PM

Theater Alumna Performing in “Romeo and Juliet” in NYC

Caitlin Simkovich, an IUP theater alumna, is performing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Manhattan Rep in New York City.

Posted on 11/26/2008 12:25:17 PM

Production of “Violet Sharp” Invited to Major Regional Theater Festival

Department of Theater and Dance production of William Cameron’s new play, Violet Sharp, is one of only nine productions invited to KCACTF festival from a five-state region.

Posted on 11/26/2008 11:53:52 AM

Students and Faculty Receive Awards for “Violet Sharp”

Theater majors Scott Fetterman and Jessica Sabol as well as theater professor Barb Blackledge earned  Certificates for Meritorious Achievement in from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for their work on Violet Sharp.

Posted on 11/20/2008 1:50:11 PM

Blackledge Cochairing KCACTF Acting Competition

Professor Barb Blackledge is associate chair of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the Region II Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Posted on 11/20/2008 1:48:10 PM

Kemp Performing in “Museum of Desire”

Professor Rick Kemp is performing in The Museum of Desire at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh, November 6 through 23.  Produced by Quantum Theatre, Kemp cocreated this production with an ensemble cast under the direction of Dan Jemmitt.

Posted on 11/20/2008 1:44:54 PM

Passing of Professor Emeritus Malcolm Bowes

Professor Malcolm “Mal” Bowes passed away October 26. His life was celebrated with a funeral mass at St. Thomas More University Parish.

Posted on 11/20/2008 1:22:10 PM

Kemp Codirector of Squonk Opera’s “Astro-Rama”

Kemp codirects Astro-rama with Pittsburgh’s Squonk Opera. Performed in October 2008, this newest rock-opera played to responsive audiences at Schenley Park.

Posted on 11/16/2008 2:17:06 PM

Kemp Performing in Quantum Theatre’s “Museum of Desire”

Rick Kemp is performing in Quantum Theatre’s Museum of Desire November 6–23. This devised theater project, created by the company, involves theater, art, and music in a multidimensional experience.

Posted on 11/16/2008 1:49:56 PM

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