Unrealistic beauty standards and the fear of growing old can be found in our social media and entertainment. In an effort to expose pop culture’s obsession with youth, beauty and fame, the Missouri State department of theatre and dance will perform the world premiere of the new musical, “In Vain.” “In Vain” is a witty new spin on Oscar Wilde’s gothic novel, “The Picture … [Read more...] about MSU theatre and dance to present world premiere of new musical
Created by Emmy Award-winning executive producers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, “Parks and Recreation” was a TV sitcom. It aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 2009-2015. The series starred Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. In an homage to the show, Dr. Holly Holladay’s new book, “Parks … [Read more...] about Why should ‘Parks and Recreation’ be considered a TV milestone?
Watching a familiar television show can feel like visiting an old friend. Trying out or binge-watching new shows can give you a conversation icebreaker or help you share in a larger conversation. How much is too much television, though? According to Dr. Holly Holladay, associate professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University, overconsumption doesn’t … [Read more...] about Why you should watch more television
With many esteemed alum in the screenwriting field, you may know Missouri State University has a history of excellence in media arts. Recently the Broadcast Education Association announced their rankings, placing MSU as third overall and first in screenwriting for 2021. Cristina Pippa, graduate director of the dramatic writing program and assistant professor in the department … [Read more...] about Shining a light on the screenwriting experience
Carbon Trace Productions is a nonprofit documentary film studio founded by Dr. Andrew Cline, a professor of media, journalism and film at Missouri State University. Dedicated to documentary education for college students, the studio focuses on telling stories about humanitarian organizations, nonprofits, NGOs, and the people who work with them to make our world a better … [Read more...] about A journey from war to peace