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Theatre & Dance News

February 24, 2023

A More Accessible Frontier Fest

Each spring, Frontier Fest features new works by theatre and dance students. This year, the School of Theatre & Dance is partnering with student American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters from the Department of Classical& Modern Languages & Literatures (CMLL) to make some of these works accessible to the deaf community.

February 24, 2023

Student Spotlight: Austin Dean Ashford

A former Great Debater of Wiley College, Austin Dean Ashford has earned 21 national championship titles and received top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, DC.

January 31, 2023

In Motion

We started the year off with a big bang, welcoming renowned tap artist, Jason Samuels Smith, for a five-day residency. The entire dance building was buzzing last week while Jason was in town – the students and faculty all felt energized by his presence and excited by the fancy footwork in his gold patent leather tap shoes.

January 31, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Chris Kiley

Chris Kiley has identified as a creative for most of his life. Growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire, Kiley was surrounded by the arts, and after getting involved in his high school’s theatre program, he started considering what it might look like to pursue a career in the arts.