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Theatre & Dance News

Mark Charney

January 31, 2023

Creating a More Inclusive, More Equitable Environment

As I sit writing this column over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, it seems fitting to begin the new year with a review of one of our School’s most important missions: to create a more inclusive, more equitable environment.

Kyla Olson

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.

Chris Kiley

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.

Andrew Gibb

January 30, 2023

Past as Prologue: The Present and the Future of Theatre Studies

Many students pursuing a college degree today are seeking training to make them competitive in their chosen profession, and theatre and dance students are no exception. As a result, many university theatre and dance programs offer curricula designed primarily to impart professional skills.