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Offering students the opportunity to seek answers is the mission of the department. To that end we seek to accomplish these learning goals: - To create an environment that is both rigorous and encouraging, - To provide direct learning experiences in the classroom and - To recognize indirect learning experiences outside of the classroom--intellectual, emotional, and physical, - To understand the need that each culture possesses for self-expression, - To embrace the collaborative nature of the discipline.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Ann Muse, Brigitte Rogers, Antonio Horne, Andrew Vaught.
BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Red Curtain Theatre Get Their Wishes
March 05, 2020
I wish....more than anything that the Red Curtain would have extended their run of INTO THE WOODS just a little longer, because I knew of other people who had scheduling conflicts, but really wanted to see it. And they should have seen it. It was comparable to the 1987 Broadway version. I ended up catching the last show of the run on Sunday, February 23, at Staples Auditorium at Hendrix College, and though I thought the audience lacked in energy, the cast pushed on through their wishes like pros.
BWW Review: CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION at Red Curtain Theatre RAZZLE DAZZLE THE AUDIENCE
October 22, 2019
The Red Curtain's production of CHICAGO: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION 'Razzle Dazzled' the audience as they shimmied across the stage at Staples Auditorium at Hendrix College in Conway Friday, Oct. 11. An abbreviated version of the actual musical with only teenagers 18 years old and younger, this show was a highlight of the songs with heavy dance numbers, and the kids impressed with what they learned at Red Curtain.
BWW Review: SINGING IN THE RAIN at Red Curtain Theatre Has The Audience Singing Along
August 13, 2019
With only having seen a sampling of 'Singing In the Rain' with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, I didn't have a formed idea of what the Red Curtain's interpretation of the musical should have been like, but I knew Director Bob Bidewell, Choreographer Olivia Stephens, Music Director Kent Britton, and Producer Kristen Sherman had some big tap shoes to fill. Friday night's show in Staple's Auditorium at Hendrix College in Conway was enjoyable. This was definitely a different type show than normal for the Red Curtain, but it was a solid performance with memorable scenes.
Red Bull Theater Announces Selections for THE NINTH ANNUAL SHORT NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
June 13, 2019
Red Bull Theater today announced the selections for their ninth annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes, featuring two brand new commissions from Kia Corthron and Marcus Gardley, alongside six brand new plays that have been chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country: Kate Abbruzzese, Terry Glaser, Eric Pfeffinger, BrIdgette Dutta Portman, David Lerner Schwartz, Sofya Levitsky Weitz, and Matthew Wells.
BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Red Curtain Theatre
April 24, 2019
Revolting children? I think not! Audiences were encapsulated by the enter-twining story that Matilda spun in The Red Curtain Theatre's regionally premiered Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical at The Staples Auditorium at Hendrix College in Conway April 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. Directed by Kristin Sherman, with help from Music Director Kent Britton and Choreographer Olivia Stephens, the Red Curtain has proved to be a powerful force in the community theatre arena.
BE MEAN TO ME, A New Play By Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, To Premiere This April
April 11, 2019
be mean to me, a new play by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, will make it's premiere at the IATI Theatre and run April 18th-April 27th. This production is directed by Sarah Blush.
Yale School Of Drama Announces Yale Design Showcase
April 01, 2019
YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (James Bundy, Dean; Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean) has announced the inaugural Yale Design Showcase, May 13-15 at 149 York Street, New Haven, Connecticut: an opportunity for theater professionals to visit the campus and meet the 2019 Class of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and projection designers, and to see their work up close.
SOCCER MOMMY Releases 'Blossom' Demo
January 31, 2019
Soccer Mommy - twenty-one year old Nashville native Sophie Allison – released her debut album Clean last year to mass critical acclaim, earning year-end nods from 100+ publications, including The New York Times' #1 Album of 2018. Today, before she embarks on another headline tour and support tour with Kacey Musgraves, she shares the demo for Clean-highlight “Blossom” for the first time. Additionally, “Be Seeing You” - which was previously only available physically as the b-side to the “Last Girl” 7-inch and on Bandcamp - is now available on DSPs.
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES SCHOOL EDITION at RED CURTAIN THEATRE
January 21, 2019
Do you hear the people sing? Well if you didn't hear these performers sing, you missed out. The Red Curtain Theatre presented Les Miserables: School Edition, December 7-16, 2018, at the Staples Auditorium located on the Hendrix College campus, and let me tell you, I found it hard to believe these kids weren't even out of high school yet.
Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon
December 13, 2018
Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7.
AS YOU LIKE IT By William Shakespeare Comes to UNM
October 21, 2018
As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's great comedies, has long been an audience favorite, and no wonder...it's filled with spectacular wit and humor, along with gender identity, philosophy, Nature as the Cure for Civilization, 'All the world's a stage,' wrestling, lust, coming of age, and music. Name it. It's in there. UNM's Department of Theatre and Dance production of Shakespeare's As You Like It runs November 9 through 19, 2018 in Rodey Theatre on UNM's Main Campus.
Sip Fest Announces Lineup Of Daring Theatrical Events At Wild Project
March 06, 2018
SipFest, a new festival showcasing some of the coolest women theatremakers, has announced a lineup of multimedia works at different levels of development for an impromptu Wild Project takeover running March 7-14th.