Eastern Michigan University
Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Department
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As a student in our department your classes will provide both a broad foundation and advanced specialization. You will draw on the knowledge, talent and experience of our faculty, many of whom are practicing professionals.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Pirooz Aghssa, Jessica Alexander, Sadaf Ali, Krista Austin, Susan Badger Booth, Patrick Barry, Jr., Amy Bearinger.
Cast Announced For Theatre's NOVA's Next Zoom Play, 4 GENRES By Ron Riekki
February 21, 2021
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents a new play written specifically for the Zoom format each month (January through April) with their PLAY OF THE MONTH series.
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.
San Francisco Opera Guild Presents AN EVENING ON THE STAGE Honoring Carol And Dixon Doll
December 02, 2019
Now in its seventh year, the annual An Evening on the Stage gala dinner will honor philanthropists Carol and Dixon Doll on Wednesday, December 4, at 6 p.m.
THE WINTER WOLF Returns To Otherworld Theatre, December 7
November 19, 2019
Returning for the Holiday season, Otherworld Theatre will produce The Winter Wolf, their hit holiday-themed fairy tale written by Joseph Zettelmaier and directed by company member Sara Robinson. The play runs December 7, 2019 - December 29, 2019 at Otherworld Theatre. The Winter Wolf was produced in 2018, and will be returning for its second consecutive holiday season. Tickets to all shows are available at www.OtherworldTheatre.org
BWW Interview: Ari Axelrod of A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY at Birdland
November 07, 2019
Cabaret performer and Bridging The Gap mentor Ari Axelrod returns to Birdland with his popular show A CELEBRATION OF JEWISH BROADWAY. And you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it.
Theatre Nova Presents The World Premiere Of DJWHITTINGTON'S KOOL KAT: A HIP-HOP PANTO
October 30, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of a?oeDJ Whittigton's Kool Kat: A Hip-Hop Pantoa?? by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis.
A Day To Remember Releases New Single 'Degenerates' Through New Label Partner Fueled By Ramen
August 20, 2019
Ahead of their main stage performances at this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK, A Day To Remember have released their brand new single “Degenerates” through their new label Fueled By Ramen.
Kickshaw Theatre Announces Lineup For Season Five
August 19, 2019
Kickshaw Theatre, Ann Arbor's pop-up professional theatre, will stage three full productions for their 2019-20 season, their 5th since the company's founding in 2015. In addition, Kickshaw will present three one-night-only events with special performances and opportunities to support the non-profit theatre. Of the expanded season, Artistic Director Lynn Lammers says, a?oeIn our fifth season, we're ready to make you laugh while continuing to take artistic risks. This slate of shows will delight you as well as leave you with plenty to mull over at the bar afterwards. I couldn't be more excited to bring smart, surprising theatre to the Ann Arbor area.a??
Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Hires Education Director
August 07, 2019
The Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) welcomes Judy Lewis as Education Director.
Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: Jawan M. Jackson Ain't Too Proud to Bake Sweet Donuts!
August 02, 2019
In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by one of Ain't Too Proud's Temptations, Jawan M. Jackson. Check out the recipe for Katie's Ain't Too Proud to Bake Sweet Donuts below!
EMU Theatre Presents SHE KILLS MONSTERS
May 07, 2019
Eastern Michigan University Theatre is pleased to present Qui Nguyen's fantasy adventure, She Kills Monsters. Performances are May 31, June 1-2 and 7-9, 2019. All performances will take place in the Sponberg Theatre, located in the Quirk Dramatic Arts Building at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Best Hall/Ann Street on EMU's Ypsilanti Campus. This production is recommended for audiences ages 16+.
Williamston Theater Premieres NEW RELEASES
April 22, 2019
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, presents New Releases, its 10th World Premiere by Joseph Zettelmaier. Performances begin Thursday, May 9 and run through Sunday, June 9. Tickets are now on sale.
MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VEBUS- LIVE Returns For 3 Shows Only In St. Louis
February 15, 2019
Produced by Emery Entertainment, MEN ARE FROM MARS-WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE! will make a brief stop to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza stage May 17-18 for three performances. Show times are Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. The Off-Broadway hit is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
Newport Opera House Association Announces Cast For 2018 Fall Play, THE FOREIGNER
November 02, 2018
The Newport Opera House Association ('NOHA') is pleased to announce the cast for the hilarious comedy THE FOREIGNER, written by Larry Shue and directed by Christopher Rex Jacobs.
Spinning Dot, University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University Present JJ'S PLACE
October 26, 2018
Spinning Dot Theatre, University of Michigan, and Eastern Michigan University are proud to support local Latino playwright Jose Casas and his award winning work. JJ's Place was initially developed in conjunction with the Kennedy Center's New Vision/New Voices Program for play development for young audiences.