Company, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth, Originally Produced & Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Directed by Annamaria Pileggi (Oct. 2015)

June 9, 2016

Spotlight: "Designing Creativity: Innovation across Disciplines"

Co-taught Fall 2016 by Senior Lecturer Robert Mark Morgan & Bruce Lindsey, Dean of College of Architecture

This unique, freshman-only interdisciplinary course gives students an overview of the creative process across disciplines and explores the importance of creativity to any profession they may wish to pursue. The course is co-taught by Robert Mark Morgan, Senior Lecturer in the Performing Arts Department, and Bruce Lindsey, E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration and Dean of the College of Architecture & Urban Design. Approaching its second year, the course illustrate the necessity of creativity across disciplines via a series of 15-to-16 guest lecturers across seven sections of two weeks each: mind, body, heart, prototyping, failure, play, and money. 

June 7, 2016

Professor Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal to Speak on Careers in Professional Dance

Will join MFA faculty Antonio & Kirven Douthit-Boyd, formerly of Alvin Ailey, for community panel

On June 12, Professor of the Practice Christine Knoblauch-O'Neal will join MFA Program faculty members and former Alvin Ailey dancers Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, along with adjunct faculty Alicia Graf Mack, for a community-wide panel about professional dance careers. Registration for the event is required:

May 3, 2016

Inaugural Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Features Professor Henry I. Schvey

Schvey will moderate "Tennessee Williams: The St. Louis Years" panel on May 15

As part of the inaugural Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, Henry I. Schvey, Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature, will moderate a panel on Williams' controversial St. Louis years. 

“I think we should assume he did hate [St. Louis], but I think we confuse hatred with lack of connection,” he says. “Williams was deeply connected to St. Louis. The fact that he did or did not like it is not irrelevant, but it is a more complicated picture than like or dislike. I grew up in New York City, I hate it, but it is part of who I am. The fabric of St. Louis, even as [Williams] resisted it, was something essential to his writing and to his character.”

April 28, 2016

Professor Henry I. Schvey Awarded Research Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center & WUSTL Center for Humanities Seed Grant

Will continue work on book, '"The Might of Design, the Mystery of Colour": Tennessee Williams’s Visual Theatre'

Henry I. Schvey, Professor of Drama and Comparative Literature, has been awarded a 2016-2017 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities for work on his book, "The Might of Design, the Mystery of Colour": Tennessee Williams’s Visual Theatre. Dr. Schvey was also awarded a Summer Seed Grant from Washington University's Center for the Humanities to work on the project.  

April 18, 2016

Performing Arts Department Chair Mark Rollins Appointed University College Dean

Will Continue as Department Chair through 2016-17 School Year

Mark Rollins, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Performing Arts Department, has been named Dean of University College, the professional and continuing education division of the College of Arts & Sciences.

“As Dean of University College, Mark will provide strategic leadership, vision, management and planning for the programs in University College,” Barbara Schaal, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor, said. “University College and its related components form a critical part of Arts & Sciences and fulfill the university’s mission in opening our doors to adult learners, the St. Louis community and nontraditional students."

Love and Information, Written by Caryl Churchill & Directed by Andrea Urice (April 2016)

April 13, 2016

Young Choreographers Showcase Presents Five Original Student Pieces

Biennial Dance Concert is April 15-17

On April 15, 16 and 17, the Performing Arts Department (PAD) in Arts & Sciences will present Young Choreographers Showcase. The biennial concert, which takes place in the Annelise Mertz Dance Studio on the Danforth Campus, will feature 14 dancers in five original works created by student choreographers in the PAD’s Dance Program.

“It’s a competitive field,” said Artistic Director and Professor of the Practice Christine Knoblauch-O’Neal, who co-directs the program with sophomore Emily Duggins. “We have some really exciting works, all of which are chosen by jury. Some are very internal and reflect what’s going on in their lives. Others respond to current events and what’s going on in the world.”

Tickets are available HERE.

Love and Information, Written by Caryl Churchill & Directed by Andrea Urice (April 2016)