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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.

“Soldier’s Heart” Next for Theater-by-the-Grove

Theater-by-Grove at IUP will present the drama “Soldier’s Heart,” written by Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan, on February 19–21 and 25–28, with a post-performance talk with the playwright after the matinee on Sunday, February 22.

Posted on 2/11/2015 2:36:07 PM

Graham Dance Educational Outreach Announced

The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company will visit Indiana for a performance at Fisher Auditorium on March 2, 2015. The dance company will also hold a masterclass on the famed “Graham Technique” on Sunday, March 1, and a mini Tech Workshop on Monday, March 2.

Posted on 2/27/2015 4:38:37 PM

Groundbreaking Dance Company to Perform in Fisher Auditorium

The Lively Arts at IUP will present Essential Graham: Martha Graham Dance Company on one night only—Monday, March 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 2/19/2015 3:43:47 PM

Theater Professor Goes to The Mountaintop

Rob Gretta, assistant professor in the Department of Theater and Dance, will direct an Equity-staged reading of the Katori Halls Broadway hit The Mountaintop as part of the Red Moon Theatre Festival in Jacksonville, Fla. on February 27, 2015.

Posted on 2/24/2015 1:06:36 PM

Four Theater Students Receive Awards at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Amos Glass, Sarah Fabiani, Kim Siegle, Chelsea Kikel, Shane Malachow, and Kaitlyn McGilvray received awards for their abilities in design, technology, stage management and directing.

Posted on 1/14/2015 2:59:20 PM

Theater Student Chelsea Kikel Wins Major Award in Sound Design at Festival

Student actor and sound designer Chelsea Kikel won the Kennedy Center Award for Sound Design from Region 2 of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in January 2015.

Posted on 1/14/2015 2:54:03 PM

Professor Daras Receives Innovative Teaching Award

Professor April Daras received the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Innovative Teaching Prizefor her recent work crafting new courses and performance opportunities through applied theater at IUP.

Posted on 1/14/2015 2:46:16 PM

IUP Alumna Receives Emerging Leader Award

Ashley Tait Weller (IUP 2007) was selected for the Emerging Leader Award for 2014 by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Posted on 12/15/2014 10:12:40 AM

Theater Alumna Battestilli is New General Manager of Pasion y Arte Flamenco

Alumna Nicole Battestilli, who graduated with honors in 2012, has leveraged her theater degree and prodigious planning ability to become the new general manager of Pasion y Arte Flamenco in Philadelphia.

Posted on 10/27/2014 9:27:24 AM

Theater and Dance Alumna Kaniasty Debuts Film at Indiana Theater

Natalia Kaniasty, an alumna of the Department of Theater and Dance currently enrolled in NYU’s graduate film-making program, is screening her pre-MFA thesis film Home Range at the Indiana Theater on Saturday, October 25, at 4:00 p.m.

Posted on 10/23/2014 6:35:47 PM

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