The School of Dance and Theatre - Department of Theatre and Cinema
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The Department of Theatre and Cinema serves Radford University, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through its comprehensive theatre curriculum and production programs. Deeply committed to teaching and learning, the department nurtures the development of creative, well-rounded theatre artists able to work individually and collaboratively to solve problems, build community and meet the challenges of a diverse world.
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Rich Dunham, Robyn Berg, Kathryn Burnham-Hull, Molly Hood, Jennifer Ruhland, Karen Sewell, Jimmy Ray Ward, David Wheeler, Randi Wiesjahn, Wesley Young.
The Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE is Back by Popular Demand
February 11, 2020
The Second City's knockout show She the People is back at it again in 2020! The all-female, all-funny show directed by Carly Heffernan welcomes back returning ensemble members Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, Katie Caussin, Sayjal Joshi, and Emma Pope with new cast member Lachrisa Grandberry joining. Other creative team members include Mary Mahoney (Music Director/Original Music/Sound Designer) and Abby Beggs (Lighting Designer/Stage Manager).
Blumenthal Performing Arts Will Welcome New Board of Trustees
January 29, 2020
Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the appointment of nine new members to its Board of Trustees. Tom Eiselt, Jen Henry, Jaime Monday, Richard Nichols, Rasu B. Shrestha MD, MBA, Evan Turtz, Tariq Bokhari, Reneé Johnson and new Trustee apprentice Krystal Harrell were confirmed to the board January 28, during Blumenthal's Annual Meeting at Booth Playhouse.
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Has Announced a New Performance Faculty Member
January 29, 2020
The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced a new faculty member in performance. According to School Director, Christina Kirk, 'We are thrilled that Rafael Untalan has accepted the position as Assistant Professor of Practice in performance in the Johnny Carson School.' Untalan will begin teaching in the Fall 2020 semester.
Bluegrass Hip Hop Group Gangstagrass Share New Live Album and New Tour
March 19, 2019
Gangstagrass has been cooking up the heat to stun their fans once again by releasing their 5th album and first live recording, “Pocket Full of Fire” on February 15th. The response thus far has been incredible including Billboard's Bluegrass Albums Chart Debut at #8. They used the International Folk Alliance Conference as the vehicle to create momentum and buzz whilst performing the moment it was available on all streaming devices. They walked away from the conference as one of the most talked about artists taking home endorsement deals, and booking agencies for territories outside of the U.S as well as grabbing the cover story for Cashbox Canada.
The Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE Returns With Updated Material
February 27, 2019
The Second City's knockout show She the People: The Resistance Continues is electrifying UP Comedy Club with a refreshed name, updated material, new cast members, and all of its signature witty, empowering bite. The all-female, all-funny show directed by Carly Heffernan welcomes Mary Catherine Curran, Sayjal Joshi, and Kaye Winks who join original cast members Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, and Katie Caussin.
The Linda And Mitch Hart Institute For Women Conductors Class Of 2018 Announced
August 07, 2018
The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the twelve distinguished professionals (six conductors, two administrators, and four observers) selected to participate in the fourth annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place Oct. 28 - Nov. 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas:
The Second City Extends SHE THE PEOPLE Due To Overwhelming Demand
March 12, 2018
The Second City announces the extension of The Second City's She the People: Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves, a show the Chicago Tribune calls "empowering entertainment" and the Sun-Times raves is "one of the funniest revues Second City has produced in the past 20 years." A sketch show created, designed and performed entirely by the women of Second City, She the People features the talents of Carisa Barreca, Alex Bellisle, Katie Caussin and Kimberly Michelle Vaughn in addition to newcomers Emma Pope and Kaye Winks. Under the direction of Carly Heffernan with musical direction by Mary Mahoney, She the People now plays through May 27, 2018 in The Second City's UP Comedy Club. Tickets start at $26 and can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 312-337-3992 or online at www.secondcity.com. UP Comedy Club is located on the 3rd floor of Piper's Alley at 230 W North Ave., Chicago.
Spivey's RODGERSANDHART Plays Radford University
March 04, 2018
Radford University's Department of Theatre and Film presents a concert reading of Rodgersandhart written and performed by Broadway actor and jazz pianist Jonathan Spivey on Sunday, March 18th at 8 PM in the Hawes Studio Theatre on the Radford University campus. Assistant Professor of Performance Molly Hood is the producer for the one night only event.