American composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim, is credited to have "reinvented the American musical." With his revered work on the music and lyrics of Company, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and many more, Sondheim became one of the driving forces behind Broadway's most beloved and celebrated shows. With his passing on November 26th, 2021, Sondheim left behind a legacy … [Read more...] about “Celebrate Sondheim!”: UCYA’s Upcoming Cabaret
Many students in the department are on the lookout for opportunities to get involved in student work, but most don't know where to look. We're here to help! There are two great acting opportunities coming up in the T&D department. Tabula Rasa, a student production organization on campus, is hosting multiple nights showcasing original one acts written by students. … [Read more...] about Auditions, Auditions, Auditions!
Telory D. Arendell has a PhD from Stanford University, a master’s degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a BA from Swarthmore College. She is a Professor at Missouri State University and has published four books: Pina Bausch’s Aggressive Tenderness: Repurposing Theater through Dance (2020), Dance’s Duet with the Camera: Motion Pictures (2016); The … [Read more...] about Faculty and Staff Bios
This week's Student Spotlight is over the passionate and fabulous Ashlee Finke! Ashlee Finke is a junior B.S. Theatre major and English minor here at Missouri State University. Some of her credits include participating as a writer and model for Sartorial magazine on campus, dramaturg for the upcoming T&D Department's production of Men on Boats, and Associate Artistic … [Read more...] about Student Spotlight: Ashlee Finke
There are many student organizations here on campus that provide opportunities for students to get involved in various areas of theatrical production, including acting, directing, playwrighting, and more. Tabula Rasa Theatre Production Company is one of these organizations, and has recently announced a couple ways students can get involved this fall. Keep reading to get … [Read more...] about Opportunities with Tabula Rasa