CWUTheatre NewsTheatre Newshttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/newsen-usCWU Theatre Almuni on Dock to be Best in Seattlehttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3062Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:09:08<p>Nine CWU Theatre alumni have been nominated as some of the Best in Seattle’s theatre in the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards.&nbsp;</p><p>Dustyn Moir Man of La Mancha&nbsp; (Seattle Musical Theatre) - Nicholas Tarabini Once Upon A Mattress&nbsp; (All Saints Theatrical Repertoire Assoc (ASTRA)) -&nbsp; Sam Armitage Tommy&nbsp; (Seattle Musical Theatre) - Cherisse Martinelli Man of La Mancha&nbsp; (Seattle Musical Theatre) - Ryan Bohannon Avenue Q&nbsp; (Bainbridge Performing Arts) - Andrew Shanks The Pillowman&nbsp; (SecondStory Repertory)&nbsp; - EmilyRose Frasca The Last Five Years&nbsp; (Lungfish Productions) - Chauncey Trask Little Shop of Horrors&nbsp; (Mount Baker Theatre)</p><p><br>Several of alumni vie for “Person to Watch” title:&nbsp; Ryan Bohannon, Chauncey Trask, Nicholas Tarabini, Alex Davis-Brazill, EmilyRose Frasca,</p><p>See more at: http://www.broadwayworld.com/seattle/vote2014region.cfm</p>Duchess of Malfi Explores the Dark Side of Power and Human Naturehttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3061Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:05:16<p><img alt="" src="/theatre/sites/cts.cwu.edu.theatre/files/images/Duchess%20of%20Malfi.jpeg" style="width: 320px; height: 320px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;"><em style="line-height: 1.4;">The Duchess of Malfi</em><span style="line-height: 1.4;">, the </span>17th-century<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> classic tragedy by John Webster, has been called the “greatest play of the Jacobean period.”</span></p><p>Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble will bring to life this timeless tale of corruption and power in a magnificently staged production. Based on a true story, this story demonstrates both the brightest and darkest aspects of the human spirit in a vivid and compelling drama.</p><p>“We have a drama that focuses on the corruption of power and the stark difference between honor and dishonor,” said Brenda Hubbard, director, and theatre arts professor. “True nobility and honor, in any age is demonstrated through the integrity of one’s actions which can be easily marred by how society perceives one’s reputation.</p><p>“Ultimately, Webster reminds us that the most noble and heroic are those who forgive and invest in a future born of honesty and integrity,” she continued. “I hope our audience will find merit in our exploration of this great tragedy, considered by scholars to be one of the most brilliantly written of its period.”</p><p>While not a strictly accurate period production, CTE’s <em>Duchess</em> will feature stagecraft and costumes that retain a classical integrity, reflecting several historical eras as well as incorporating contemporary elements.</p><p>“The challenge for the students has been to work with an archaic, heightened language in ways that will resonate for the audience,” said Hubbard. “I think their efforts will provide a rare treat for theatre-goers.”</p><p><em>The Duchess of Malfi</em> will be performed in the Milo Smith Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on November 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. There will matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on November 16 and 23. A discussion will follow the November 20 performance. General admission tickets are $12; tickets for students and seniors are $10, and $7 for CWU students with ID.</p><p>Tickets may be purchased online at www.cwu.edu/theatre/tickets, or in person at the Welcome Center on University Way or at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service in the Student Union and Recreation Building. Tickets can be purchased calling 509-963-1429.</p><p>Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in residence hall lots and in specially designated spaces.</p><p>Photo: The treacherous Bosola&nbsp;(Paul Bugallo), left, and noble-minded Antonio (Seth Hollen) represent the battle between the forces of good and evil in <em>The Duchess of </em><em>Malf</em>i.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu<br>&nbsp;</p>Nisqually Earthquake Explored in One Day in Cascadiahttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3060Wed, 05 Nov 2014 10:22:00<p>The Nisqually earthquake, also known as the Ash Wednesday earthquake, hit western Washington at 10:54 a.m. on February 28, 2001. One of the largest recorded earthquakes in Washington State history, it measured 6.8 on the moment magnitude scale and lasted approximately 45 seconds</p><p>Central Washington University Central Theatre Ensemble is bringing the stories of the Nisqually earthquake to life in <em>One Day in Cascadia: The Nisqually Earthquake Stories</em>. The one-time performance will be held on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center Theatre. The event is free and open to the public and a discussion will follow the performance. Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in residence hall lots and in specifically designated spaces.</p><p>Directed by Jay Ball, professor and graduate coordinator, Theatre and Performance Studies,&nbsp;<em>One Day in Cascadia</em> is a staged reading of a script that incorporates interviews, research materials and stories from the media during that time.</p><p>“Natural disasters provide a lot of material for drama,” said Ball, who partnered with scientists from CWU’s Cascadia Hazards Institute (CHI) to develop the script. “One of my discoveries was that the emotional responses to the earthquake were all over the place, from euphoria to despair.”</p><p>Ball added that it was a great interdisciplinary experience, developing a work that was based on both the arts and the sciences.</p><p><em>One Day in Cascadia: The Nisqually Earthquake Stories</em> is sponsored by the Cascadia Hazards Institute, which advances and supports interdisciplinary research and education about Cascadia hazards to improve the safety of the public and business resilience in the Pacific Northwest.</p><p>For more information, contact the Theatre Arts Department at 509-963-1750, or theatre@cwu.edu.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>Internationally Renown Dramaturg to Meet with CWU Theatre Studies Students and Facultyhttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3059Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:32:20<p>Dr. PAUL WALSH, Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale University, will meet with Theatre Studies Masters' candidates and selected faculty in a private lunch,&nbsp; as part of a visit to CWU December 5.&nbsp; Walsh will join CWU Professors Hubbard and Smith in the oral examination and thesis review for MA candidate Maggie Bell, that same day.</p><p>Please join us in welcoming Dr Walsh.<br><br>Dr. Walsh joined the Yale faculty in Dramaturgy and <img alt="" src="data:image/jpeg;base64,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" style="width: 152px; height: 114px; float: right; margin: 5px;">Dramatic Criticism in fall 2008. Prior to&nbsp; Yale, Walsh taught dramaturgy and dramatic literature at the University of Massachusetts and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He served as senior dramaturg at the American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco) from 1996-2005. His translations of Ibsen’s <em>A Doll’s House, Master Builder, and Hedda Gabler </em>have been produced at the American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre among others. In addition, Walsh has worked as dramaturg with theater companies across the country, including Theatre de la Jeune Lune, with which he collaborated on such award-winning productions as<em> Children of Paradise: Shooting a Dream, Don Juan Giovanni, Germinal, </em>and<em> The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Walsh's version of Dickens's A Christmas Carol, </em>co-written with A.C.T. director Carey Perloff, has played at A.C.T. since 2005. Walsh served as Artistic Director of the New Harmony Project from 2006 to 2012. Publications include articles in The Production Notebooks, Re-interpreting Brecht, Strindberg’s Dramaturgy, Theatre Symposium, Essays in Theatre, Studia Neophilologica, Canadian Theatre Review, and Contemporary Literary Criticism Yearbook. Walsh received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto.</p>C. Farrell Fine Arts and Research Scholarshiphttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3058Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:30:44<p>This scholarship is available to Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students at Central Washington University who are pursuing a fine arts project in Art, Music, Theater, or Creative Writing, or who are pursuing a research project pertaining to the History, Geology, Archeology of Kittitas Valley. This scholarship provides one year of in-state tuition, $200 book allowance, and project costs. Please see their website for more information.</p><p><a href="/theatre/sites/cts.cwu.edu.theatre/files/documents/Award%20Description%20Guidelines%20and%20Application%20%282%29.doc">C. Farrell Fine Arts and Research Scholarship</a></p><p>This scholarship is not distributed by the Department of Theater.&nbsp; Please see the website for deadlines, requirements, and eligibility.&nbsp; http://www.cwu.edu/scholarships/</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="/theatre/sites/cts.cwu.edu.theatre/files/documents/Award Description Guidelines and Application (2).doc"><img alt="Theatre Scholarship Poster" src="/theatre/sites/cts.cwu.edu.theatre/files/images/C%20Farrell%20Theatre_0.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 345px;"></a></p>Theatre Studies MA Program Welcomes Dramaturgical Scholarhttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3055Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:36:52<p>CWU Department of Theatre invites our friends to join us in welcoming Dr. Wade Hollingshaus' and his lecture, “A Political Bowie: The Democracy of His ‘Flux of Doing Stuff’”</p><p><strong>When</strong>: Thursday, October 23 at 3:00 PM</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Shaw-Smeyer Hall, Room 210</p><p><strong>Description:</strong> Drawing on Jacques Rancière’s recent work on the relationship between politics and aesthetics. Dr. Hollingshaus will offer a new interpretation of David Bowie's cultural significance that emphasizes the artist's deep commitment to democracy when understood and desired as a state of "flux" where each citizen has endless freedom to self-fashion her identity.</p><p><strong>About Dr. Hollingshaus</strong>:&nbsp; "Wade Hollingshaus is a member of [Brigham Young Univeristy Theatre and Media Art’s] Critical Studies faculty and the head of Dramaturgy Studies. He is also an affiliate faculty with BYU’s Scandinavian Studies program.</p><p>He is a member of the Performance Philosophy research group, and his work has been published in Review: The Journal of Dramaturgy, Theatre Topics, Scandinavian Studies, and The Journal of Finnish Studies. He is the author of Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie (Scarecrow, 2013). He was recently selected to deliver a Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture in Communications (2014), sponsored by BYU’s Dept. of Communications.</p><p><strong>Education</strong></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; BA, Theatre Education (Honors), Brigham Young University, 1998</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; MA, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, 2001</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PhD, Theatre History/Theory/Criticism, University of Minnesota, 2008"</p><p><a href="https://cfac.byu.edu/tma/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Hollingshaus-CV-2014-07-27.pdf">Wade Hollingshaus CV</a></p><p>&lt;https://cfac.byu.edu/tma/faculty-and-staff-profiles/558/hollingshaus-wade/&gt;</p>CWU’s Grand Production of Les Misérables Premiers May 9http://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3015Tue, 06 May 2014 13:57:08<p><img alt="" src="/theatre/sites/cts.cwu.edu.theatre/files/Les%20Miserables.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 375px;"></p><p>Epic and inspiring, Les Misérables has thrilled audiences all over the world. One of the most popular musical productions in the world, Les Misérables will be performed by Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble, accompanied by the CWU Orchestra, beginning May 9.</p><p>The classic story of human frailty and triumph, set against the background of the political upheaval of 19th century France will be brought to life by CWU’s David Brown, musical director and conductor; Terri Brown, stage director, and Anneliese Childress, choreographer. A 40-plus-member cast and crew features Ellensburg brothers Ben Sasnett as Jean Valjean and Joseph Sasnett as Javert, and includes an irresistible cadre of child actors from local elementary schools.</p><p>“This is one of our most ambitious productions,” said Scott Robinson, theatre arts chair and professor. “Our students have really pushed their personal and professional boundaries to create an exceptional work of theatre.”</p><p>A short video of a Les Miserables rehearsal can be viewed at http://youtu.be/o-9HDWMjgW0</p><p>The show will also feature a 140-pound Vietnamese potbelly pig. Princess Buttercup is a Vietnamese potbellied pig who is the Sasnett family pet. Although there isn’t a real pig in the original story, Princess Buttercup will be used to underscore the unseemly traits of one of the characters.</p><p>Tickets are $15-$20 for general admission, $12-$18 for seniors and students without ID, and $7 for CWU and EHS students with ID. Special dinner and show packages are also available through production partner Dakota Café.&nbsp; Tickets are available at www.cwu.edu/theatre/tickets, the CWU Welcome Center or at the Wildcat Shop. The musical will run May 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m., and May 11 and 18 at 2:00 p.m. at the McConnell Auditorium.</p><p>Les Miserable is made possible by a generous contribution from Knudson Lumber of Ellensburg, Washington and support from myellensburg.com.</p><p>The group photo of Les Miserables cast is courtesy of Scott Robinson.</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, valeriec@cwu.edu</p>A Children's Show of Shel Silverstein Poems Comes to CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/3011Sun, 06 Apr 2014 10:36:22<p><br>A simple invitation from George Elementary school has turned into an 'extended tour.'&nbsp; When Kate Gregory, CWU Theatre Arts and Education senior,&nbsp; was invited to develop a small show for the students in George Elementary, she had no idea it would have such a life.&nbsp; Once the show had performed in George, the daycare in Brooklane heard about the show and asked if it could be performed there as well.</p><p>“We may be bringing it to Ellensburg Elementary,” said Gregory. “It may also be using this piece for the Homeschooled Co-op in Ellensburg.”<br><br>Together with cast members Adam Fisher, Tim Scott, Jenalee Mariotti, Kaylinn Turpin, Miranda Bellah, Ryan Anderson, Jennifer Ives, and Allison Price , Gregory developed a piece they call A Children's Show of Shel Silverstein Poems.</p><p>Gregory wanted the group to be able to perform it for Central.&nbsp; It is schedule to be performed in Hertz 122 at 5 pm on April 11.&nbsp; This is a free performance.</p><p>The production is intended for all ages.</p><p>Parking at CWU is free after 4:30 p.m., and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.</p>CWU to Host 1,000 High School Thespians at Festivalhttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/2998Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:55:07<p>Playwriting, stage blood, wigs, masks, and teeth are among the topics covered in workshops offered during the Washington State Thespians Annual Festival this week at Central Washington University.</p><p>More than 1,000 student thespians and adult chaperones from 38 state high schools are expected to attend the Thursday through Saturday conference. Students will participate in workshops, watch their peers perform in plays and musicals, compete for showcase performances, and audition for scholarships. CWU will award tuition waivers of $500 to $3,000 to the winning students, which can be used fall quarter at any CWU campus for any field of study.</p><p>The numerous workshops will teach students about audition techniques and monologues, improvisation, acting in commercials, dialects, African dance, scene painting, stage lighting, and much more. A Thursday evening audition gives students a chance to perform in a musical production planned for Saturday’s closing ceremony.</p><p>Washington State Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association. The organization hosts multiple events to honor student achievement and support theater educators in Washington. The Educational Theatre Association is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. The association’s mission is to shape lives through theater education. It operates the International Thespian Society, an honorary organization that has inducted more than two million theater students since its founding in 1929.</p><p>CWU offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in performance, design and production, and musical theater; and bachelor of arts degrees in theater studies, and film and video studies.</p>Graduate Students Presenting at National Conferencehttp://www.cwu.edu/theatre/node/2997Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:31:02<p>MA Theatre Studies students <strong>Chelsea Roberts</strong>, <strong>Cassandra Whit</strong>e, and <strong>Justin Almquist</strong> will be presenting papers at the national Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, Maryland (April&nbsp; 3-5th). Chelsea will be giving a paper on “Re-Historicizing the Rhetoric of Avant-Garde Failure: Six Public Acts and Their Outcome(s).” Cassandra will be delivering a paper entitled "Walls of Books: Heretical Education in Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney." And Justin will be offering "Neo (Liberal) Classicism in Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love.”</p><p>The MA-Theatre Studies program is designed to build the research and analytical skills students will need for an academic career in theatre. It is the only&nbsp; program of its kind Washington State.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>