Theatre NEWS

Frame/Works with de Denus

The Theatre program at HWS concludes its inaugural Frame/Works series in conjunction with its production of D.W. Gregory's "Radium Girls," directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth. Frame/Works is a program designed to draw connections between scholarly examination and artistic practice. Scholars are invited to present their research on a play, playwright, historical moment, gen...  More >>

Theatre Faculty Present on Revision

Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May and Assistant Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth recently presented their research at the 35th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The theme of the conference was "Revision," and it addressed such issues as "What does revision mean for theatres, practitioners, and scholars through history and around the world?" and "How is revisio...  More >>

“Radium Girls” Exposes Agent of Death

"Radium Girls," the last production of the spring semester, is a gripping historical fiction drawn from a stunning chapter in U.S. labor history. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Chris Woodworth, the show runs from April 17 through 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre. "Radium Girls" is a fictionalized account of the real-life story of young factory workers from New Jersey, centered on ...  More >>

Britt Joins as Melvin Hill Visiting Prof

Melissa Britt, clinical professor at Arizona State University, has been selected as a Melvin Hill Visiting Professor this semester. As such, she will present "Urban Dance for Social Change," a series of discussions, seminars and class presentations, from March 2 through March 5. Her visit is made possible through funding from the Provost's Office. Her residency, which includes visits to the Dance...  More >>

Baseball and American Culture

In the interdisciplinary course, "Baseball and American Culture," students encounter the perhaps unlikely amalgam of politics, theatre, baseball and the cultural landscape of the United States -- but then again, says Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman, "Baseball is drama, politics is drama -- it's all American culture at large. Baseball, and what it has come to symbolize, is pretty darn...  More >>

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