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Theatre & Dance News

October 25, 2022

Celebrating Texas Tech's Centennial

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.

October 25, 2022

Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston

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.

October 25, 2022

Theatre of the Oppressed as a Tool for Substance Use Disorder Recovery

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.