Maddie Bryan will be the first student at Texas Tech to graduate from the Musical Theatre program. She explained that when the program was introduced, there were sophomores and juniors who switched over to it, but she was among the first of the that inaugural year. Now, a few years later, her graduation marks a unique moment for TTU and a successful “proof of program” for the School.
"Doctor Love" will be the first production in the brand-new black box theatre. Caleb also hinted at the inclusion of secret cameos from unexpected participants. Caleb assures me, “You have no idea who will appear in the show… Maybe even you.”
On a hot, sunny day in Lubbock, one where the sky was its typical baby blue with a few picturesque clouds dotted about, I was set to meet and interview Dr. Jonathan Marks, a man I’d heard much about. There was so much to ask him. After all, a career of over 40 years in theatre working with several of the most renowned companies and universities in the country is no easy feat. So once we sat down, I started at the very beginning (a very good place to start).
Dance is poised to become a national program this year, and much of that has to do with the work and research of our faculty over the summer, which not only speaks to the diversity of our program and profession, but also provides students with insight into the professional and practical world of the arts.