In September, Texas Tech Theatre and Dance introduced something new to our social media platforms: the Instagram Takeover. These takeovers feature members of our program as they go about their days on campus, giving alumni, potential students, and all our other followers the inside scoop on the Red Raider theatre and dance experience.
In celebration of Texas Tech’s centennial year, the School of Theatre and Dance collaborated with the Office of the President on a kick-off performance entitled “Eyes on the Horizon.” The event celebrated the first 100 years of Texas Tech, 1923 to present-day, while looking forward to the next 100 years. Directed by Dr. Bill Gelber, and choreographed by Kyla Olson, both Theatre & Dance faculty, the performance took place August 25 in the Allen Theatre.
Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston, Associate Professor of Voice & Speech and Head of the Acting/Directing program, is beginning her seventh year at Texas Tech University. In addition to teaching at Texas Tech, she also works as an actor and vocal coach for regional theatres throughout the United States, especially Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC among many others.
David Priebe spent this summer developing a unique program that has its roots in the theatre classroom. Using Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed as a tool for recovery, especially to stimulate critical conversation and encourage conflict resolution, Priebe discovered creative means to help heal those struggling with addiction.