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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.

Theater Offers Up Futuristic Classic in “Fahrenheit 451”

Theater-by-the Grove at IUP will present “Fahrenheit 451” on November 6–8 and 12–15. This classic, provoking tale by Ray Bradbury centers on media influence and will be presented on the Waller Hall Mainstage.

Posted on 11/3/2014 3:33:02 PM

Chinese Acrobats Coming to Fisher Auditorium

Direct from Beijing, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will perform a one-night-only event on November 11, 2014, at a family-friendly time of 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/30/2014 6:05:42 PM

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

Musical Theater Alumnus York On Next Leg of Creative Career

Joe York (IUP ’12—Musical Theater) recently moved back to Pittsburgh after living in NYC for two years pursuing/receiving an MFA in musical theatre writing from the Tisch School of the Arts.

Posted on 9/28/2014 6:55:48 PM

Dean of Croatian Academy of Dramatic Art to Visit IUP

On Thursday and Friday, September 18–19, 2014, the Department of Theater and Dance welcomes Professor Borna Baletic, dean of the University of Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art.

Posted on 9/15/2014 9:38:39 AM

Kemp to Discuss Neuroscience, Acting Theory, and Practice at Cambridge University

Professor Rick Kemp, Department of Theater and Dance, will join Professor Vittorio Gallese, the discoverer of mirror neurons in primates, in a chaired discussion on Neuroscience, Acting Theory, and Practice at Cambridge University’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

Posted on 9/10/2014 12:17:03 AM

Footlight Players Brings “The Dream” to the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Footlight Players, the youth theater company of the Department of Theater and Dance, performed Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at the inaugural Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, May 10–11, 2014.

Posted on 5/19/2014 1:23:04 PM

Alumnus Named to Position With New York Public Theater

Marquez Andrews (IUP ’04 in Theater) was recently named the new corporate relations manager for New York’s legendary Public Theater.

Posted on 2/1/2014 5:36:09 PM

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