February 12, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Two Distinguised recent alums currently appearing Off-Broadway in "An Ordinary Muslim."

Sanjit de Silva ('98) and Sathya Sridharan ('09) star in this new play presented by the esteemed New York Theatre Workshop

Two of our distinguished recent PAD alums, Sanjit de Silva and Sathya Sridharan (Hamlet in my 2009 production), are now appearing in An Ordinary Muslim, a new play present

February 1, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Choreography by Rachael Servello (MFA '19) to be Performed at the St. Louis Chamber Chorus: Love Dances

Rachael Servello (MFA '19)
MFA student in Dance, Rachael Servello is choreographing to Emma Lou Diemer's "Agnus Dei" for the concert, and WU students will be performing in it.
February 11, 2018 - 3:00pm
E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center

MFA student in Dance, Rachael Servello is choreographing to Emma Lou Diemer's "Agnus Dei" for the concert, and WU students will be performing in it. 

January 26, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Faculty Member and Talented Alumni Collaborate Off-Broadway


Playright-in-Residence Carter W. Lewis', play, Percentage America opened Off-Broadway on January 10, 2018. The play, which is about fake news and how truth becomes an aphrodesiac, features alumus Chauncy Thomas (BA '06), as Andrew a stuggling pharmacist.  The show premiered at the New Labute Theater Festival in St. Louis in July 2017 and was transferred to 59E59 Street Theater in New York. 

January 24, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: A Cultural History of Theatre in the Early Modern Age, edited by Robert Henke, Professor of Drama, was published in September

"A Cultural History of Theatre" presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers a span of 2,500 years, tracing the complexity of the interactions between theatre and culture.

January 15, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Joanna Dee Das to Speak at the Faculty Book Celebration

Thursday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora (Oxford University Press, 2017)
By drawing on a vast, never-utilized trove of archival materials along with oral histories, choreographic analysis, and embodied research the book offers insights about the dancer and activist.
Umrath Lounge
RSVPs Appreciated

January 8, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Three Current Graduate Students Work Their Craft Outside of the Classroom

Bird's Nest, written by Daniel Washelesky is being produced by First Run Theatre and runs January 12-14 and 19-21.  The play is directed by Justin D. Wright with dramaturgy by Nathan Lamp, Washelesky also performs.  All three are current Graduate Students working toward their master's degree in Theatre and Performance Studies.

February 2, 2018 - 4:00pm

Colloquium Series: The Sociodramatic Experiment: Performing Nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement

Paige McGinley-Associate Professor of Performing Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
Umrath Hall, Room 140

Professor Paige McGinley reveals the behind-the-scenes work of training for nonviolent direct action during the middle decades of the twentieth century.