Welcome back, Bears; welcome back! This week marks everyone's exciting return to campus and the official start of our spring 2021 semester. Woo-hoo! Let's take a look at all of the upcoming shows and performances we have to look forward to. First, of course, we have the Department of Theatre and Dance's Mainstage performances. Everybody runs April 21st … [Read more...] about A Look Into Our Bear-y Exciting Semester!
Tony winner André De Shields speaks with theatre and dance community On December 4, 2020 the department of theatre and dance hosted a virtual event with guest speaker André De Shields. De Shields is a three-time Tony award nominee and in 2019, at 73 years old, he won the Tony award for his role of Hermes in "Hadestown." Throughout a 50-year career De Shields has won an Emmy … [Read more...] about Legendary Broadway Actor Leads Virtual Event
And just like that, today marks the end of finals for the fall 2020 academic semester here at Missouri State University. It has been a long one full of trials and uncertainty, but you did it. I'll say it again in case you missed it- You. Did. It. You persevered through everything this semester and this year threw at you, and you came out on top of it all. We, as members of the … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays, Bears!
That's right, everyone! Our THE 515 class has written, directed, designed, researched and acted in an entirely original piece that is now available to be seen - https://youtu.be/mQTrYnX-tKc! You can read its synopsis, playbill information, and dramaturgical information below. Using the interview model of social theatre produced by practitioner Anna Deavere Smith, … [Read more...] about Theatre for Social Change’s “Viral Testimony”
Hayden is graduating with a BS Theater degree and a minor in Agriculture. During his time at Missouri State, Hayden was a follow spot operator in the mainstage production of Pippin, gender-bended a role in The Effects of Gamma Rays as Tillie (Matilda), and portrayed Hunsdorfer in the Directing I One-Acts. With the help of Kyle Thomas, Hayden almost created a piece of … [Read more...] about #SeniorShoutoutSaturday with Hayden Weber