2021

November

TBTG and Music-Theater Announce Open Auditions for Carousel

Information about upcoming auditions and how to apply for backstage production opportunities in the Spring semester musical "Carousel."

October

It's All for One at Theater-by-the-Grove

Theater-by-the-Grove presents the premiere production of a new play by Pittsburgh playwright TJ Young. “The Inseparables” is an uproarious and feel-good comedy perfect for an entertaining evening (or matinee). Performances open Wednesday, November 3, and run through Sunday, November 7.

September

Guest Artist Holder to Offer Self-Producing Workshop

BIPOC arts instigator and early-career producer Amber Holder will speak at an IUP Theatre and Dance Forum on Friday, September 10, 4:40–5:30 p.m. in the Waller Hall main theatre.  A brief talk on creating a performing arts career with radical programming in this "gig economy" will be followed by an interview and questions from attendees.

August

Open Call: Auditions for “The Inseparables”

Theater-by-the-Grove invites all interested students to audition for the main stage production of a new play by Pittsburgh playwright TJ Young. Audition information is provided.

January

Pipkin-Hutchinson Receives Gold Medallion Award from KC-ACTF

Associate Professor Nancy Pipkin-Hutchinson in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance was presented with the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion during a virtual ceremony the evening of January 15, 2021.

Students Awarded at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Closing ceremonies of Region 2 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival included awards presented to several IUP students. 

Students Present at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

The week before classes resumed for the spring semester, students from the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance actively participated in the Region 2 Kennedy Center–American College Theatre Festival 53.   

IUP Digital Host for Theatre Festival

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance at IUP assisted as virtual support for Region 2 of the Kennedy Center–American College Theatre Festival, January 11–15, 2021.

Students, Faculty, and Staff Attend Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

The 23rd Annual Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit was held virtually on January 22–23, sponsored by the Office of Social Equity and Title IX. The Summit used community dialogue to discuss the importance of critically re-evaluating our respective histories, specifically the impact of white supremacy and how it has caused widespread dehumanization and exploitation throughout global and local history.

Desoto-Jackson Appointed to Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission

Rachel DeSoto-Jackson, associate professor of Applied Theatre in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance, has been appointed to the Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission in the Mayor’s Office of Equity as a member of the review committee for RFP20000464 “Community-Based Research on Gender Equity in Pittsburgh.”

Desoto-Jackson Presents Virtually at Smithsonian Latino Center

For the fourth year, Rachel DeSoto-Jackson, associate professor of Applied Theatre, was invited to present a national master class workshop at the Smithsonian Latino Center. While this workshop had been presented in person in previous years, this year’s workshop engaged participants virtually via Zoom.

Anti-racism Virtual Workshop Led by Desoto-Jackson

Rachel DeSoto-Jackson, associate professor of Applied Theatre, was invited to lead a virtual master class workshop at the University of Pittsburgh on November 13, 2020.

Theatre Department Founding Professor and Former Chair Passes

A. Lynn Lockrow, a founding faculty member of IUP’s Theater Department in the 1970s, passed away from COVID-19 in Manteo, North Carolina, on January 3.