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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.

Dance and Music Combine for Ballet Performance

The Department of Theater and Dance and the Department of Music at IUP will present “An Evening of Story Legends In Music and Dance” on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.

Posted on 10/24/2014 4:23:05 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

New Musical Theater Degree Approved

The University Senate approved the new BA in Musical Theater program, replacing the Department of Theater and Dance’s Interdisciplinary Fine Arts–Musical Theater Track. The new program integrates a more comprehensive degree and includes four new courses designed for the actor-singer-dancer.

Posted on 9/12/2014 4:12:04 PM

Collecting Pajamas for Local Children

The Pajama Program is an organization that collects new books and pajamas for local, underprivileged children and their families. This drive is being conducted in the Indiana community and on the IUP campus.  

Posted on 4/9/2014 11:27:36 PM

Theater Department Receives Grants from National Endowment for the Arts and from United Way

Footlight Players has received an ArtWorks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support their summer youth theater program in 2012–2013, and also a grant from the United Way to provide funding for four young people to attend Footlight at a deeply reduced cost.

Posted on 10/9/2012 12:21:46 PM

IUP Joins National Theatre Conference Initiative to Celebrate American Women Playwrights

To open the 2011–2012 season, Theater-by-the-Grove will produce Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan’s play Lindsay’s Oyster under the direction of Jason Chimonides.

Posted on 3/2/2011 9:41:10 AM

Fine Arts Dean to Teach Stage Combat in Spring

Michael Hood, dean of the College of Fine Arts, will offer a course in stage combat during the Spring semester for the Department of Theater and Dance.

Posted on 12/17/2010 12:56:02 PM

Student Director Provokes Discussions on Art and Society

IUP senior Theater major Nick Hrutkay’s production of The Shape of Things concluded the "I Am An Artist" initiative on November 16-18, 2010.

Posted on 11/19/2010 10:09:28 AM

Footlight Players Seeks Children and Teens For Summer Plays and Workshops

Indiana’s theater-for-youth company, Footlight Players, still has twelve spots open for children and teens to register for the 2010 program that runs June 14 to July 12.

Posted on 5/13/2010 9:54:17 AM

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