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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

Footlight Players Announces Summer 2010 Program Dates

Registrations are now being taken for Footlight Players’ popular Theater-for-Youth program beginning June 14, 2010, at Theater-by-the-Grove on IUP’s campus. All school-age children and teens are eligible for this fun summer program.

Posted on 3/23/2010 12:11:56 PM

Footlight Players Begins Sixth Summer Program

Footlight Players Theater-For-Youth begins its sixth summer enrichment program for young people in the greater Indiana community on Monday, June 15, 2009.

Posted on 6/8/2009 11:45:59 AM

Footlight Players Theater-for-Youth Summer Program

The Theater and Dance Department’s community outreach program, Footlight Players, has announced its summer plans for the community. Registrations are now being taken for the popular summer program that will begin on June 15 at Theater-by-the-Grove on IUP’s campus.

Posted on 3/21/2009 12:47:05 PM

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