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Posted on 9/21/2016 1:07:51 PM
On Monday night, September 12,
Trisha Rae Stahl will host a watch party in Los Angeles to see her debut
in a new TV series. She hopes a lot of people back here at IUP will be
Stahl, a 1998
IUP graduate, recently completed work on the first season of the drama series.
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From March 3–6, 2015, IUP Theater professor Rob Gretta taught a
well-attended musical theater workshop as well as auditioned high
students for possible recruitment at the Southeastern Theater Conference
annual convention in Greensboro, N.C.
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Michael Schwartz, assistant professor in the Theater and Dance
Department, has written a chapter for the recently published book Play, Performance, and Identity: How Institutions Structure Ludic Spaces.
Posted on 3/10/2015 3:43:27 PM
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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.
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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.
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Marquez Andrews (IUP ’04 in Theater) was recently named the new corporate relations manager for New York’s legendary Public Theater.
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Theater and Dance Department professor Holly Boda-Sutton spoke about moving toward a teaching endorsement in dance for the state of Pennsylvania.
Posted on 10/31/2013 3:26:38 PM
Joshua Gallagher, senior Theater major, was awarded the O’Neill Design Fellowship at the 2013 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. for his set design for the play In Quietness.
Posted on 4/20/2013 4:07:27 PM
Michael Schwartz, Theater and Dance, will publish a book on the representation of the Industrial Workers of the World on the American stage. It is scheduled for publication in early 2014.
Posted on 2/19/2013 3:21:08 PM
Associate professor of Dance Joan Van Dyke’s abstract for her paper, “‘The Red Shoes Project’: The Art of Empowerment through Ballet and Literature in the 21st Century,” was accepted to be presented in the MELUS conference on March 14–17, 2013.
Posted on 1/25/2013 2:12:32 PM
Region 2 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival awarded Theater major Lydia Gibson the National Playwriting Project award for “best performance in a concert reading” in January 2013. Maggie Glass was recognized for exceptional stage management service by Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Fellowship.
Posted on 1/25/2013 1:28:19 PM
Theater majors Josh Gallagher and Morgan Chase were both awarded fellowships to attend the American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center in April 2013.
Posted on 1/25/2013 12:53:24 PM
Lyndsey Grove, an interdisciplinary Fine Arts-Dance Arts major, has been invited to present her creative work, "Dance It, Movie It, Learn It," at the Easter District Association of American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference in Valley Forge in February. Grove is one of only two students who were selected to present.
Posted on 12/19/2012 9:29:07 AM
Theater alumnus Brandon Burk (’02) is making news in Las Vegas with his upstart production of Sweeney Todd.
Posted on 11/27/2012 10:06:28 AM
The Livingstone Project, a new work about David Livingstone, the celebrated Victorian abolitionist, missionary, and explorer of Africa, will come to life December 6–8, 2012, in Waller Hall, presented by Theater-by-the-Grove.
Posted on 11/12/2012 4:17:44 PM
Guest playwright Anna Moench will offer a “talk-back” after the opening performance on Thursday night, November 1, 2012, of In Quietness at IUP’s Theater-by-the-Grove.
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Trisha Rae Stahl (Theater ’98) made her debut in the season opener of Fox Networks’ Glee on Thursday, September 13, 2012. She will appear in a recurring role.
Posted on 9/12/2012 7:54:32 PM
At the 2012 Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in Washington, D.C., Michael Schwartz, Department of Theater and Dance, participated in a roundtable discussion panel entitled “The Most Fabulous Producers: A Re-evaluation of Producers’ Innovations and Achievements in American Theatre.”
Posted on 9/11/2012 5:40:29 PM
Richard Kemp, Department of Theater and Dance, received an award from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for his project, “Feasibility Study for the Incorporation of Video Technology in Content and Delivery of Theater and Arts Administration Courses at IUP and SRU.”
Posted on 6/29/2012 1:53:23 PM
Clowns Dave and Cherie shared skills-building techniques with Musical Theater major Matt Spencer in a session on the art of clowning in a visit ahead of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus shows at Kovalchik Complex.
Posted on 4/6/2012 9:46:56 AM
Holly Boda-Sutton received the 2012 Honor Award from the Eastern District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance at the annual convention on March 15, 2012.
Posted on 4/6/2012 9:20:29 AM
On September 30, 2011, Professor Joan Van Dyke, Department of Theater and Dance, attended “Making the Cultural Shift to Embodied Voices and Virtual Selves,” sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania along with Clarion University women’s studies programs.
Posted on 10/12/2011 5:10:11 PM
The Department of Theater and Dance proudly announces that Ms. Jeannie-Marie Brown will be the new professor of Musical Theater at IUP.
Posted on 4/21/2011 1:39:06 PM
Theater and Dance faculty member Dr. C. Thomas Ault’s translation of Jean-Jaques Rousseau’s “On the Paris Opera 1760” was recently published in the Winter 2011 edition of Theatre Design & Technology.
Posted on 3/14/2011 4:23:01 PM
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
Five Department of Theater and Dance students were selected as Provost Scholars in December 2010.
Posted on 1/11/2011 3:07:28 PM
Thirty-two students from IUP’s Department of Theater and Dance have been invited to present at the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Baltimore, Md., January 11–15, 2011.
Posted on 1/5/2011 10:40:59 AM
Brett Mack (Theater ’05) was cast as a central character in the independent film Knight to D7 in summer 2010.
Posted on 1/4/2011 5:00:12 PM
The IUP Dance Theater Company held a master class for students at Marion Center High School on December 22, 2010.
Posted on 1/4/2011 2:55:21 PM
Eight IUP students have won internal scholarships to attend three days of classes with Pig Iron Theatre of Philadelphia.
Posted on 12/17/2010 4:03:10 PM
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
The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance honored IUP Professor Joan Van Dyke with the prestigious Dance Teacher of the Year award at the university level for 2010.
Posted on 11/29/2010 4:47:59 PM
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
Rick Kemp, Department of Theater and Dance, will present his paper, “Movement, Metaphor, and Meaning: Cognitive Principles in the Work of Jacques Lecoq,” at the national conference of the American Society for Theatre Research on November 18–21, 2010.
Posted on 11/18/2010 3:40:19 PM
Barb Blackledge, professor of acting and directing in the IUP Department of Theater and Dance, is the lone actor in “The Lady with All the Answers,” running in November 2010 at the Electric Theatre Company in Scranton, Pa.
Posted on 11/16/2010 4:57:46 PM
IUP Theater majors Kelsey Peterson and Caleb Fiegles were featured in the public service commercial “You’re Going Out, So Are We.” The commercial is part of a media campaign by the Armstrong-Indiana Drug Free Communities Coalition.
Posted on 10/3/2010 7:50:58 PM
IUP Theater professor Rick Kemp is starring in “faustUS” at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust from now through August 1, 2010.
Posted on 7/26/2010 10:01:02 AM
IUP Theater majors Nick Hrutkay and Hayley Faight presented the activity “How Light Are You on Your Feet?” for HeyDay, serving students at the Indiana Area Junior High School on Friday, May 7, 2010.
Posted on 5/11/2010 12:25:28 PM
Professor of Theater and former chair of the department Barb Blackledge is “the lady with all the answers” at the Electric Theater Company in Scranton, where she performed in a one-woman show of the same name—a monodrama about Eppie Friedman, also known as advice columnist Ann Landers.
Posted on 5/5/2010 6:30:25 PM
Department of Theater alumni Emily Ehlinger (’05) and Caitlin Simkovich (’06) will be two of eight actors portraying twenty-seven characters in BareShakespeare’s production of the Bard’s little-seen comedy All’s Well That Ends Well.
Posted on 5/5/2010 6:26:17 PM
In summer 2010, associate professor of Dance Joan Van Dyke will travel to Athens, Greece, to present “Alignment for Character” for the Sixth International Festival of Making Theatre at the International Theatre of Changes.
Posted on 5/5/2010 6:20:29 PM
Associate Professor of Theater Rick Kemp was awarded the IUP Distinguished Faculty Award in the Creative Arts in a special ceremony on March 28, 2010.
Posted on 4/28/2010 12:21:40 PM
Theater major Nick Hrutkay traveled to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., this month as the Region II representative in directing for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Posted on 4/28/2010 12:19:31 PM
Theater major Jessica Sabol has been selected by the College of Fine Arts faculty to address the May 2010 IUP Commencement ceremony as speaker for the graduating class.
Posted on 4/28/2010 12:16:13 PM
Assistant Professor Jason Chimonides has been selected for the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, June 15–July 6, 2010, in New York.
Posted on 4/28/2010 12:13:19 PM
IUP’s Center For Teaching Excellence announced that Assistant Professor Jason Chimonides has been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award for his approach to the large course sections of Introduction to Theater.
Posted on 3/30/2010 7:48:02 PM
Erika Pealstrom came to IUP three years ago looking for a dynamic musical theater program that would give her creative and academic opportunities. This week, that dream becomes a reality when the Bob Fosse musical Sweet Charity opens on the Fisher Auditorium.
Posted on 2/24/2010 9:28:02 AM
Lighting the Cathedral of Learning and other work at the G-20 Summit is keeping two IUP Theater and Dance majors busy this week.
Posted on 9/23/2009 11:58:59 AM
IUP Theater and Dance faculty member Rick Kemp is performing in a production of faustUS at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, September 8 through 12, 2009.
Posted on 9/10/2009 2:54:11 PM
Michael Hood’s adventurous production of Shakespeare’s MacBeth titled Macbeth 3 (for the three actors that play all the roles) has received praise from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and the City Paper.
Posted on 6/11/2009 2:42:09 PM
Rick Kemp from the Department of Theater and Dance has received an Innovation Award from the Academic Excellence and Innovation Award Committee at the IUP Research Institute.
Posted on 6/8/2009 11:16:44 AM
On May 2, 2009, IUP Associate Professor of Dance Holly Boda-Sutton traveled to Boston to attend the Eastern District Association Conference of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance as Pennsylvania’s representative.
Posted on 5/7/2009 10:22:44 AM
Dr. C. Thomas Ault will receive the Herbert D. Greggs Award at the annual conference of the U.S. Institute for Theater Technology for his article, “Color in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Italian Stage Design.”
Posted on 3/5/2009 10:30:47 AM
Megan Miller, Grace Maberg, and Kate Smith are all winners in Philadelphia theater festival.
Posted on 1/27/2009 2:11:15 PM
Professor of Dance Holly Boda-Sutton was awarded Dance Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance at their Awards Luncheon in Pittsburgh on November 21.
Posted on 12/24/2008 11:30:27 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Barb Blackledge has been offered a nine-month contract in the 2009–2010 company of the Electric Theatre Company in Scranton, Pa.
Posted on 10/18/2008 8:25:20 PM
Rob Gretta is contracted as both a director and an actor for the 2009 season at the Post Playhouse, an Equity professional theater company in Fort Washington, Nebraska.
Posted on 10/18/2008 8:16:57 PM
Professor Holly Boda-Sutton took the IUP Dance-Theater Company to Pittsburgh where they performed their new work “Furoshiki,” at the invitation of the 2008 Regional Arts and Technology Mini-Conference.
Posted on 10/14/2008 12:15:55 PM
Barb Blackledge was invited to be a mentor at the ninth Leadership Development Institute in Denver, Colorado, presented by the Association for Theater in Higher Education.
Posted on 9/4/2008 12:00:47 PM
Joan Van Dyke choreographed and staged Matko Srsen’s DARSA at the Dubrovnik International Festival this summer in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Posted on 9/2/2008 9:37:58 AM
C. Thomas Ault had his article “Color in 16th and 17th Century Italian Stage Design” published in the Summer 2008 edition of Theater Design and Technology.
Posted on 8/29/2008 8:36:07 AM
Robert Gretta performed leading and supporting roles for Post Playhouse in Nebraska, which sold out its season for the first time ever.
Posted on 8/28/2008 9:01:19 AM
Rick Kemp performed as numerous characters in Quantum Theatre’s production of Cymbaline by William Shakespeare.
Posted on 8/22/2008 9:15:26 AM
One of Professor Jason Chimonides’ plays will be published, while two others are now being presented to audiences.
Posted on 6/2/2008 1:18:11 PM
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