Warren Wilson College
Warren Wilson College Department of Theatre
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Studying theatre empowers you to work together with your peers to bring artistic visions to life. It prepares you to lead a life distinguished by self-awareness, open communication, and making a difference. Theatre studies within Warren Wilson’s well-rounded liberal arts curriculum will expand your intellectual, emotional, and practical capacities by teaching you the broad range of skills needed to create theatre and by investigating the purpose of theatre as collaborative art. You have the opportunity to take courses spanning a range of plays, historical styles, and theatrical arts. You’ll apply your classroom learning in productions and projects staged by the Warren Wilson Theatre, the department’s performance laboratory. Here, in collaboration with diverse members of the campus community, you’ll explore contemporary staging techniques as applied to texts from various periods and cultures, as well as contemporary dramatic and post-dramatic texts, musical comedy, original, and devised work. By studying theatre, you will develop: the ability to recognize and articulate the purpose, value, and effectiveness of your own and others’ artistic work. the fundamental skills necessary to participate in the effective implementation of a theatrical vision. an appreciation of the importance of a good collaborative process as you gain an ever-greater investment in the artistic result. theatrical contexts to better integrate your academic, work, and community experiences.
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Faculty Info: Candace Taylor, M.F.A
Writers in the Loft Presents Award-winning author Christopher Castellani with his New Novel LEADING MEN
February 20, 2019
On Tuesday, March 26, award-winning author Christopher Castellani visits with his new novel LEADING MEN, a story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity featuring Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and their social circle in 1950s Italy.
MAD Announces Cannupa Hanska Luger As Winner Of The Inaugural Burke Prize
November 06, 2018
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is proud to announce Cannupa Hanska Luger as the winner of the inaugural Burke Prize for contemporary craft. Named for craft collectors Marian and Russell Burke, the prize constitutes an unrestricted award in the amount of $50,000, given annually to an artist age forty-five or under working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood. Luger is the first recipient of the Burke Prize, which recognizes the achievements of a young artist working in and advancing the media and disciplines that shaped the American studio craft movement for which the Museum was founded.
MAD Announces Burke Prize 2018 Finalists And Exhibition
August 16, 2018
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is proud to announce the finalists for the inaugural Burke Prize for contemporary craft. The prize, named for craft collectors Marian and Russell Burke, drew an outstandingly diverse and highly competitive pool of five hundred artists working to expand the field of craft. Open to professional artists under the age of forty-five working in glass, fiber, clay, metal, or wood, the Burke Prize was determined by a jury of professionals in the fields of art, craft, and design.