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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.

Circus Is Setting for Theater Season Opener

Theater-by-the-Grove at IUP will open its 2014–15 season with “Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents The Tempest” on August 28–31 and September 4–7.

Posted on 8/25/2014 4:30:44 PM

Tickets on Sale for Shakespeare Classic

Theater-by-the-Grove’s production of “Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show Presents The Tempest” will be on Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center, August 28–31 and September 4–7, 2014.

Posted on 8/18/2014 3:50:40 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

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

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

Schwartz’s Book Explores Broadway’s Depictions of Industrial Workers of the World Union

Michael Schwartz, Department of Theater and Dance, will publish Class Divisions on the Broadway Stage: The Staging and Taming of the I.W.W. in July 2014.

Posted on 4/24/2014 10:45:04 AM

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

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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