Join the Performing Arts Department in the A.E. Hotchner Theatre as actors participate in script-in-hand presentations of this year's winning plays. All performances are free.

Join the Performing Arts Department in the A.E. Hotchner Theatre as actors participate in script-in-hand presentations of this year's winning plays.  All performances are free.

Join the Performing Arts Department in the A.E. Hotchner Theatre as actors participate in script-in-hand presentations of this year's winning plays.  All performances are free.

August 25, 2016

New Assistant Professor Joanna Dee Das Interview on St. Louis Public Radio

Would dancer Katherine Dunham have joined Black Lives Matter?

The Performing Arts Department's new Assistant Professor of Dance Joanna Dee Das was recently interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio's program Cut & Paste about her work on dancer Katherine Dunham, who lived in East St. Louis from the 1960s through the 1990s. Das, who earned her PhD at Columbia and joins Washington University following a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Williams College, is currently working on a book titled Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora (Oxford University Press).

July 6, 2016

Spotlight: Former Performing Arts Department Student's Recent Novel Reviewed in The New York Times

Ben H. Winters' 'Underground Airlines' praised for "daring to mix slavery and sci-fi"

The latest book by Washington University alumnus and former Performing Arts Department student Ben H. Winters (A.B. '98), Underground Airlines, was recently reviewed favorably in The New York Times. Already the American Booksellers Association Top Book for July and in development for a television adaptation, the review hails it a "chilling new thriller" and praises its inventive plot about a slave hunter who, in a contemporary United States where the Civil War never took place, is himself an escaped slave. Click HERE for the New York Times' July 4, 2016 review of Underground Airlines (2016: Mulholland Books).

Young Choreographers Showcase - "Encabronada," Choreographed by Lisa Moya (April 2016)

Elephant's Graveyard (Full Length Version), Written by George Brant & Directed by Jeffery Matthews (Feb. & March 2016)

Washington University Dance Theatre: Shadows & Light - "I Remember It Well," Choreographed by David Marchant & Holly Seitz Marchant (Dec. 2015)

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