March 17, 2017
Students performed before the Chief Justice of the United States, John Roberts and over 250 distinguished guests in Washington, DC.
The Performing Arts Department is proud to congratulate, Robert Mark Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Drama; Sean Savoie, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator, Design-Technical Theater Program; and Annamaria Pileggi, Professor of the Practice in Drama, on their nominations to the 2017 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards.
Alumna Meghan McLeroy (’16) recently had an article published by the online theatre commons, HowlRound. The article concerns Southern representation on the contemporary stage and first appeared on the blog She Wrights, a parity initiative founded by Meghan and another PAD alum, Robert M. Kapeller (’16). Read the article here (http://howlround.com/the-south-the-theatre-forgot-audrey-cefaly-s-love-is-a-blue-tick-hound) and check out She Wrights on Facebook and Twitter.
From December 8-10, 2016 Andrea Urice, Senior Lecturer in Drama, directed two public readings of the play Grant and Twain, at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in South County.
Eliotte Henderson, AB ’10, has appeared as dancer and singer on the Grammy’s and the MTV Video Music Awards, served as a background vocalist for The X-Factor and traveled the globe — twice — as a member of Taylor Swift’s band.
Directing in venues all around the country Yousefzadeh credits Washington University Performing Arts Professor Andrea Urice as one of the most influential women and artistic forces in her life.
Artistic Direction by Cecil Slaughter
December 2 & 3 at 8pm
December 4 at 2pm
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It takes a critical mass to sustain movement. Join us for an evening of dance exploring contemporary life and the issues that unite and divide us all. This annual showcase features diverse and creative choreography by resident and guest choreographers, performed by select student dancers of the Performing Arts Department.
Adjunt faculty and world class performers, Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are featured in the cover article of the November 2016 issue of DanceTeacher Magazine. The article, "Coming Home: Former Stars fo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Head a School in St. Louis", was written by Alice Bloch.
“St. Louis is lucky to have two young men willing to come home and share their knowledge and artistry with a new generation,” says Michael Uthoff, retired artistic director of Dance St. Louis. “I think it bodes well for the area to have their passion, vision and energy. We wish them all satisfaction and success in their fabulous new venture.” DT "
Passing Strange is a semi-autobiographical account of a young brother’s encounters with sex, drugs, and rock and roll as he searches for “the real”. A rock musical that is equal parts comedy and drama, Passing Strange follows “the Youth” on his pilgrimage of self discovery from Los Angeles, to Amsterdam, Berlin and beyond. According to the New Yorker, "Passing Strange is a brilliant work about migration — a geographical migration but also its hero’s migration beyond the tenets of “blackness” and toward selfhood.” Passing Strange was nominated for 7 Tony awards and won for “Best Book of a Musical.” in 2008.