2020

November

Auditions for Theater-by-the-Grove Spring 2021 Productions

Auditions for Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne and the musical Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon will be held via video submission the week of November 9, 2020. All students interested in theater or musical theater are encouraged to audition or participate backstage in these productions that speak to our times.

July

Theatre Alumna Kate Quinn Named Executive Director of Michener Museum

IUP Theatre Alumus Kate Quinn (2000) began her new position as The Michener Art Museum’s next Executive Director on July 20, 2020. Chosen by the Museum’s distinguished board of trustees, Quinn comes to the Michener from the Penn Museum in

Alumna Adams Receives Del Hughes Award for Excellence in Stage Management

IUP alumna Patreshettarlini “Pat” Adams is one of two national recipients of the Del Hughes award of the Stage Manager’s Association. The Del Hughes award is for lifetime achievement in the art of stage management.

June

Statement of Solidarity With Black Students, Colleagues, and Citizens

The IUP Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance stands in solidarity with communities in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Louisville, Tallahassee, and across the nation that are fighting for racial justice.

May

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Announces Outstanding Student Achievement

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance announces the awards for outstanding achievement in 2019–20. These students excelled in theater and dance courses, and accomplished noteworthy creative achievements on stage and “behind the scenes.”

April

New Student Audition Deadline Extended Through Summer

Due to restrictions resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, we are extending our audition period through the summer. We accept video recorded auditions anytime for Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Dance Arts auditions.  Prospective students must first be accepted to IUP.

CFA Costume Studio Employee Makes Face Masks for Mission-Critical IUP Employees

Kym Laret is pivoting her expertise to help staff on campus stay safe with dozens of hand-crafted face masks. Kym is the professional staff costume technician in the Theatre, Dance, and Performance costume studio.

DeSoto-Jackson's Applied Theater Adaptations Noted in “American Theatre Weekly”

Professor Rachel DeSoto-Jackson’s innovative work in applied theater was mentioned in a national article in American Theatre.