Are you a Theatre and Dance student interested in attaining a scholarship? The department will be holding auditions for the Kathleen Turner and Cox-Bussey Performance Scholarships on April 5th from 12-3PM. To audition, sign up for a time slot outside of Craig 358A and fill out the MSU Online Scholarship Application. The criteria for each scholarship are as … [Read more...] about Scholarship Auditions Ahead!
It’s officially fall in Springfield and with the changing leaves come exciting productions from Missouri State’s theatre and dance department. This October, the dance program is showcasing their Fall Studio Series with a student-produced work: Hunak. Brittney Banaei, senior dance major, choreographed and directed Hunak, which roughly translates to “there” in Arabic. This … [Read more...] about Fall Studio Series features student-produced “Hunak”
Missouri State University acting alum Lauren Sweetser (Winters Bone, Addicted) stars in The Riot Act, which is being theatrically released mid-Sept. Over a dozen Missouri State current Acting and Musical Theater majors did background work on the film. An early Fandango synopsis of the film states that Sweetser has "leading star stature." The Riot Act hits theaters nationwide … [Read more...] about Alumna Lauren Sweetser appearing in new film
The theatre and dance department is pleased to welcome Broadway songwriter Craig Carnelia, who will teach an intersession class in songwriting. This three-week, 3-hour course will be an intensive introduction to the craft of songwriting. Students will learn both lyrics and music, producing several songs throughout the class. Over the course of his career, which includes … [Read more...] about Strengthen skills in lyrics and music
Sarah Wilcoxon will join the theatre and dance faculty in the fall to work with both the dance and musical theatre programs. She will also direct Inertia Dance Company. Choreography featured throughout U.S. With an interest in using art to build and shape community,Wilcoxon's work has not just been limited to stage settings: she creates performances that blend research … [Read more...] about Department hires accomplished choreographer for dance, musical theatre