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Play involves students in social discussion

January 28, 2020

The Defamation Experience, a play by Todd Logan, instigated discussion among the 76 students in attendance at the Akin Auditorium Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. The play, presented by the MOSIAC Cross...

‘Extremities’: an opportunity to discuss mature issues

September 17, 2018

After the original student director stepped down, Drew Davison, a 2017 Midwestern State graduate, led four student actors through William Mastrosimone's "Extremities." Davison said, “Someone else...

Inclusion Now paint fight splatters Sikes Lake

Amy Levy, biology sophomore, squirts her yellow team rival Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, with green paint during the Paint Fight held behind the Wellness Center, Friday April 6, 2018. Photo by Rachel Johnson
April 8, 2018

Laughter, screams and paint splatters from about 20 attendees filled the air surrounding Sikes Lake. The Inclusion Now! Festival came to a close with a paint fight in an "active and fun" way on April...

Wardrobe stitches musical together

Ilka Megee, theater education sophomore, putting her makeup on before going on first run-through. Megee portays
February 28, 2018

An actor’s costume provides support physically and emotionally, to actor and audience alike. The wardrobe team has the pressure of enhancing the entire experience by providing strong visual support...

Four sides to the same Musical: A look into the different roles that make Urinetown, Urinetown

We take a look at four different sides to the same story. See what it takes to put on a musical and how a technical director, head dresser, actor, and assistant manager, have only the success of the musical in mind.
February 14, 2018

Four individuals, four massive pieces to such a large production. A technical hand in charge of construction, a head dresser directed to maintain costumes to preserve them for each production, assistant...

Prospective students join musical cast

Carl Marshall and cast members rehearse
February 8, 2018

The stage smells of fresh sawdust and wet paint. Dust mites are seen in the bright stage lights, masking the audience and turning the rest of the auditorium into an endless expanse of black. The only thing...

Theater department presents ‘The God Of Hell’

A rehearsal of the show The God of Hell on  Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, two night before the opening night on Thursday Nov. 16, 2017. Photo by Rachel Johnson
November 14, 2017

The theater department will run the production "The God of Hell" Nov. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m to Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Bea Wood Theater in the Fain Fine Arts B-wing. According to Sally...

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

October 10, 2017

"Luna Gale," a play written by Rebecca Gilman, transformed the stage this past weekend. Held in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre and open to the public, Christie Maturo directed more than 30 students in...

Theater to present play before class starts

August 17, 2017

Before the endless juggle of classes, work, studying, extracurriculars, social lives and little amounts of sleep begins, take 70 minutes out of the day and check out the theater department's production...

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

Ellanor Collins, theater junior and director, discusses the shift in tone for the Ladies in Red monologue with Cammie Dean, director of student development and orientation on Feb. 7. Photo by Cortney Wood
February 15, 2017

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha...

‘Lysistrata’ brings comic relief to audience

'Lysistrata' brings comic relief to audience
March 8, 2016

The second showing of "Lysistrata" on gave students a story about a group of women who want to deny their husbands sex so that they will vote for peace to end the war in Greece. The actors did a fine job...

Cast joins 40 for a meet and greet

Actors and Student listen to Dr. Todd Giles, head of the Arts and Literature Society, at the beginning of the Lysistrata play meet-and-greet on March 5th in the Fain lobby. Photo by Kayla White.
March 8, 2016

Roughly 40 students joined the Arts and Literature Society and the cast of Lysistrata for a behind-the-scenes conversation about this classic Greek comedy performance with a 1950s beachfront twist on March...

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