Miami University of Ohio
Department of Theatre
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Welcome to the Miami University Department of Theatre. We're a small community of students, faculty, and staff committed to exploring theatre as a medium for personal growth and social change. We can't think of a better way to explore, articulate, and share our stories than through the art of theatre. Students are at the center of all we do. Our academic degrees are designed to allow students to tailor a course of study suited to their personal interests. Students join our season selection committee and help us choose shows that address their needs and that engage the campus community. Our Independent Artists Series provides students the chance to create their own work and see it performed. The arts are an integral part of life at Miami University, consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. From academics to career counseling to support of health and well being, Miami's resources are extensive and accessible.
Notable Alumni Include: Maggie Taylor, Lizz Keo, Justin Baldwin, Tim Simeone, Michelle Ehrlman, Aly Wirth, Jonathan Kronenberger, Stephen Wilson, Kim Smith Cohen, Tony Freeman
Faculty Info: Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, Elizabeth Reitz Mullenix, Ashley Goos, Julia Guichard, Lewis Magruder, Chaslee Schweitzer, Gion DeFrancesco, Tom Featherstone, Lisa Martin-Stuart, Curtis Mortimore, Meggan Peters, Marly Wooster, Julia Guichard, Sam Buchholz, Lori Gouvan.
Clifton Duncan, Dion Johnstone, Paul Niebanck, and More to Star in THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
January 06, 2021
RED BULL THEATER today announced the complete cast for the upcoming benefit reading of The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown, directed by Carl Cofield, featuring Clifton Duncan, Edward Gero, Dion Johnstone, Paul Niebanck, Antoinette Robinson, Craig Wallace, and Jessika D. Williams. PLEASE NOTE UPDATED CAST INFORMATION.
Clifton Duncan, Edward Gero and More Star in Benefit Reading of THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
December 16, 2020
RED BULL THEATER today announced that its 2020-21 offerings will continue next month with a benefit reading of The African Company Presents Richard III by Carlyle Brown, directed by Carl Cofield, featuring Clifton Duncan, Edward Gero, Dion Johnstone, Paul Niebanck, Antoinette Robinson, Charlayne Woodard, and more to be announced.
The Music Hall's Innovation + Leadership Series Presents Kimberly A. Hamlin With Her New Biography FREE THINKER
September 16, 2020
On Thursday, October 15, award-winning historian and author Kimberly A. Hamlin comes to The Music Hall as part of the Innovation + Leadership series.
AN ANGEL TOLD ME SO A Powerful Book with Messages of Wisdom
September 15, 2020
Today, our world is suffering and some days feels helpless and difficult to attain inner peace when the weight of the world's challenges render us feeling powerless. What if our spirit teachers, or angels, could contact us directly to help us find our way — would you listen?
Author and Historian Kimberly Hamlin Comes to The Music Hall in October
August 29, 2020
On Thursday, October 15, award-winning author and historian Kimberly Hamlin comes to The Music Hall for a socially distanced literary event.
Opera At Florham Presents LA BELLA MUSICA DI BEL CANTO
October 20, 2019
On Sunday, November 3rd at 2 pm, Opera at Florham presents 'La Bella Musica di Bel Canto' in the beautiful and historic Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Baritone Samuel McDonald, soprano Brenna Markey and tenor Ian Matthew Castro perform Bel Canto opera selections emphasizing the beauty of the human voice by composers such as Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini. After a short intermission with light refreshments, the artists further explore 'beautiful singing' from the worlds of art song and Broadway. Artistic Director Mary Pinto provides piano accompaniment while narration by Mariana Karpatova provides insight into the history and meaning behind 'Bel Canto' and the relevant composers and operas of the period.
DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep Theater
October 03, 2019
A Deliciously Witty, Insightful, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play that Explores the Complexities of Marriage and Friendship to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep
Award Winning Avante Garage Theatre Company Announces Next Public Performance
August 09, 2019
The Award-Winning Avante Garage Theatre Company announces a public reading of Michael Bouson's new play 'ONE NIGHT STAND'. Mr. Bouson is the Co-Artistic Director of The Avante Garage Theatre Company along with Playwright Joe Correll.
Harlem Based Mwenso & The Shakes' Debut Album EMERGENCE Out Now
August 02, 2019
Harlem based band Mwenso & The Shakes' debut album, Emergence, is out now viaRopeadope Records. The new music is receiving early critical praise—JAZZIZ calls the group, “…a unique troupe of global artists presenting music that merges entertainment and artistry” while WBGO.org furthers, “Not many bands in the orbit of jazz today can begin to approach the crowd-pleasing threshold of Mwenso & The Shakes.” ALL ARTS presented by New York Public Media adds, “The music doled out by Mwenso and The Shakes is effusive, overflowing with elements of classical jazz, blues, world music and tap. When played live, this amalgam of ideas and musical references has garnered the spiritual jazz-outfit with a reputation for energetic sets and genre-pushing inventions.”
Nashville Favorites Correll and Bouson's AVANTE GARAGE Makes LA Stage Debut With Premiere of THE FAVORITE
May 24, 2019
Avante Garage Theatre Company, the award-winning company originally based in Nashville before its founders moved to New York City, will debut its first Los Angeles production this summer at The Avery Schreiber Playhouse in the NOHO Arts District: the world premiere of The Favorite by Joe Correll, co-artistic director, along with Avante Garage founder Michael Bouson.
New Theatre Company Makes Los Angeles Debut
May 23, 2019
The Award-Winning Avante Garage Theatre Company, formerly of Nashville, and then NYC, will present it's first production in Los Angeles this Summer at The Avery Schreiber Playhouse in the NOHO Arts District. First up for this talented bunch of professionals is the world premiere of a new play - 'THE FAVORITE', by Los Angeles Playwright Joe Correll. Mr. Correll is the Co-Artistic Director of The Avante Garage Theatre Company along with Avante Garage founder Michael Bouson.
Adventure Creates Assistant Directors Fellowship for People of Color
November 28, 2018
Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), recent recipient of the Weissberg Foundation's 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater to engage and expand new voices and audiences in DC-area theatres, announces its commitment to a goal of 50% people of color representation (artists, designers and technicians) in its professional theatre season to better reflect the diversity of our audiences and community. This commitment is part of its EDI initiatives which includes a new Fellowship program for Assistant Directors who are people of color and working with a consensus organizer on its production of Huckleberry Finn's Big River. Recognizing a need in the industry for equity and diversity and to reflect the highly diverse DC and Montgomery County area, Adventure Theatre MTC has already upheld this commitment with its current production of Blueberries for Sal cast and creative team.
Moving Arts Presents Joint World Premiere of BLISS (OR EMILIY POST IS DEAD!)
September 21, 2018
MOVING ARTS announces the Los Angeles production of the Joint World Premiere, presented by Moving Arts at Atwater Village Theatre in association with Moxie Theatre of San Diego and Promethean Theatre of Chicago, of BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!), written by Jami Brandli (Through the Eye of a Needle) and directed by Darin Anthony (Apocalypse Play). BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) will preview on Thursday, November 1 & Friday, November 2 at 8pm; will open on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039.
Out Of The Box Theatrics Hosts Intimate WOMEN IN THEATER Panel And Reception April 30
April 24, 2018
Out of the Box Theatrics (OOTB) will host a special forum on Monday, April 30 to support the theater's commitment to providing a platform for up and coming artists.
BWW Previews: Margaret Peterson Haddix Twitter Takeover, 4/23 7-9 Pm!
April 23, 2018
Twitter Takeover! Bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix will be discussing some of her 'firsts' and answering reader questions about her books! April 23rd, 7 - 9pm ET