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Theatre has the potential to foster dialogue, alter perceptions, and inspire social change. The Auburn University Department of Theatre is dedicated to the education and professional training of theatre artists, scholars, and audiences within a liberal arts environment. The Department champions the interaction between theory and practice and produces citizen artists who advocate for the arts through their own work in local, national, and international communities. Auburn University theatre students think critically, creatively, and collaboratively and carry their knowledge from rehearsal spaces and classrooms to stages, campuses, and communities worldwide.
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Faculty Info: Elizabeth Ann Benson (Associate Professor), Chase Bringardner (Professor and Chair), Ashley Butler (Lecturer), Tessa Carr (Associate Professor), Sarah Chandler (Assistant Professor), Rachele DeLuca (Specialist II, Communications and Marketing), Jeri Dickey (Senior Lecturer), Matt Gist (Technical Director), Daydrie Hague (Professor), Becky Henderson (Lead Administrative Assistant), Robin Jaffe (Associate Professor), Dan LaRocque (Professor), Cameron Lucas (Stage Operations Coordinator), James Mablin (Instructor of Music Theatre), Tracy Oleinick (Associate Professor), Scott Phillips (Associate Professor), Chris Qualls (Associate Professor), Fereshteh Rostampour (Professor), Jennifer Salter (Coord II, Costume Studio), Andrew Schwartz (Assistant Professor), Adrienne Wilson (Associate Professor)
New Repertory Theatre Adds Nine Diverse New Members to the Board of Directors
December 02, 2020
New Repertory Theatre has added ten fantastic new members to its Board of Directors. Working alongside New Rep's Anti-Racism Action Plan, which states that board will be comprised of 50% members of color by July 2023, members who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color now account for 33.3% of the board.
Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE: SEASON 2 College Top 30!
October 09, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 30 in the college category.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Announces CMS FRONT ROW: NATIONAL
July 29, 2020
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center announced a new digital initiative to enable local chamber music venues to bring its outstanding series of digital chamber music concerts, CMS: FRONT ROW, to audiences around the country.
Kennedy Center Releases Calendar of Upcoming Digital Programming Featuring Renée Fleming & More
May 28, 2020
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing arts released its upcoming schedule for digital programming.
ATC Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors President and New Members
May 22, 2020
The American Traditions Vocal Competition (ATC) has announced new members joining its 2020-2021 Board of Directors.
The College Showcase Must Go On (Virtually!) - Students From Montclair State, Boston Conservatory, Auburn, and More!
May 03, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually! This entry features Students From Montclair State, Boston Conservatory, Auburn, and More!
Photo Flash: Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Presents the Georgia Premiere of HELVETICA
February 24, 2020
Starting March 13th, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village presents the Georgia Premiere of Helvetica, a new work written by Will Coleman, in which children's book author Helvetica is introduced three different times in her life and how her experiences weave together to tell her story.
Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELOR on ABC - Monday, February 17, 2020
February 11, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, February 17, 2020!
Drew & Ellie Holcomb Kick Off Tour Tomorrow
January 23, 2020
Drew & Ellie Holcomb kick off The You & Me Tour: An Evening with Drew & Ellie Holcomb tomorrow night at Dallas' Kessler Theatre. The tour, which already includes sell-outs in Dallas, Birmingham, and Evanston, IL with many others close behind, runs through the end of February and will feature music from both artists as well as their collaborative material.
BWW College Guide - 25 Major Universities Share How They Keep Their Theatre Programs Relevant
December 05, 2019
With college theatre program auditions in full swing, we're delving into some of the country's most prestigious theatre programs to learn more about everything from their audition processes to how they're preparing students for post-grad life, and more. Today we're chatting with twenty-five different major universities to find out how they ensure that their programs continue to stay as relevant as possible over the years.
Harper Grae Performs for Sold-Out Crowd at Iron Bowl
December 02, 2019
Alabama native, Auburn University alum and artist Harper Grae checked another bucket list box this weekend, headlining the halftime show at Saturday's (November 30) Iron Bowl game between rivals Auburn and University of Alabama. Backed by The Auburn University Marching Band, her performance marked the first halftime musical performance in the history of the bowl game, which saw a sold-out attendance of nearly 100,000 fans.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Brings ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 to the Stage
November 27, 2019
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by Peter Rothstein, with vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, on the Octagon Stage December 7 - 29, 2019. Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, this dramatic retelling weaves together firsthand accounts of World War I soldiers with patriotic tunes, trench songs, and Christmas carols.
Harper Grae Shares 'Wanna Wear A Dress' Music Video
November 22, 2019
Rising songstress Harper Grae released her visually stunning video for “Wanna Wear A Dress” following the premiere with Hollywood Life, who called it “an inspiring tale that diminishes the differences between Boomer/GenXer/Millennial, revealing that love unites us all.” The powerful piece which was directed by Christian Hall and Becky Reiser and shot in Nashville, TN, shares the coming out story of a young girl who is getting ready for her first date with her supportive parents behind her. Catch the video on CMT Music starting today between 1-1:30pm EST.
BWW College Guide - 25 Major Universities Share How They Give Students Real World Experience
November 19, 2019
With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the country's most prestigious theatre programs and chatting with the schools' faculty about everything from from the audition process to life after graduation and more. Today we're looking at how twenty-five different major universities help give their theatre students real world experiences. Check out answers from AMDA, University of Michigan, and many more!
GMCLA Appoints Ernest H. Harrison As Music Director & Conductor
November 13, 2019
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), one of the country's longest-running and largest LGBTQ arts organizations, announced today that Ernest H. Harrison, a conductor, singer, and educator, has been appointed Music Director & Conductor.