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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

Seeking Child Actors for IUP Theater Production

The IUP Department of Theater and Dance is seeking two male child actors, ages 10–14, to fill acting roles in the upcoming IUP Theater-By-The-Grove production of “Soldier’s Heart.” Actors of diverse ethnicity are encouraged to audition.

Posted on 10/27/2014 12:31:50 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

New Musical Theater Scholarships

Two new scholarships are available to freshmen majoring in musical theater beginning in fall 2015.

Posted on 9/15/2014 6:56:04 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

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