Theatre blog

  • Theatre Festival Showcases Collaboration

    May 8, 2017

    The Department of Theatre will present the 10-Minute Play Festival at 7 p.m. May 9 in Severns Theatre. Nine students in David Charles Goyette’s upper-level playwriting course were assigned to draft, critique and revise a 10-minute play, knowing at the end of the semester the play would be performed. The finalized scripts were handed off […]

  • Theatre Class Presents One-Act Plays

    May 1, 2017

    The Theatre Department’s play direction class will present the work of nine new directors in one act plays at 8 p.m. May 3-5 in the Ophelia Parrish Severns Theatre. The class, taught by assistant professor David Charles Goyette, directs plays from some of the best playwrights from around the country as a final assignment. The […]

  • Chicago-based Composer Visits Theatre Classes

    April 12, 2017

    Alumnus Michael Huey (’09), a Chicago-based composer, will be on campus April 11-14 visiting theatre classes, attending rehearsals and meeting with students and faculty. At an open presentation at 4 p.m. April 13 in the Black Box Theatre, Huey will talk about composing professionally and will play some of his music as he describes his […]

  • Spring Labshow

    March 22, 2017

    The Theatre Department will present the Spring 2017 labshow “The Pillowman,” April 6-8, 2017, in the James G. Severns Theatre. The production will be directed by senior theatre major Eva Trunzo. With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm,”The Pillowman” centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome […]

  • Hansel & Gretel Opera

    March 18, 2017

    The Department of Music will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel and Gretel” March 23-26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. Shows will begin at 8 p.m. March 23-25. A special matinee will be offered at 3 p.m. March 26. Tickets are available at the door and are $3 for students, $5 for general admission. “Hänsel […]

  • Student-Produced Theatre Production: Oct. 27-29

    October 24, 2016

    The Theatre Department will present The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls in the Ophelia Parrish Black Box Theater at 8 p.m., Oct. 27-29. Theatre Department lab shows provide students with an opportunity to take complete responsibility for a production. The steering committee selects a play and director from numerous submissions during the semester. This semester’s production is directed […]

  • Theatre Department Casting for One Acts

    October 3, 2016

    The Theatre Department is hosting auditions for the Fall Directors’ Showcase at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Black Box Theatre in Ophelia Parrish 2302. Eight new directors from the play direction class will be at the casting. Actors should prepare 60 seconds of material that shows how they move and talk. Examples include: reciting […]

  • Theatre Production: The Wake of Jamey Foster

    September 16, 2016

    The Truman Theatre Department opens its 2016-2017 season this week with The Wake of Jamey Foster, a comedy/drama by Beth Henley, directed by Ron Rybkowski. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. on Sept. 21-24, 2016, in the James G. Severns Theater of Ophelia Parrish Hall. Suffused with the warmth and offbeat humor that have become the […]

  • Theatre Department Announces 2016-2017 Season

    August 1, 2016

    Sept. 21-24, 2016: The Wake of Jamey Foster By Beth Henley Directed by Ron Rybkowski James G. Severns Theater: 8 p.m. Nov. 9-12, 2016: Seussical Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Directed by Dr. Dana Smith James G. Severns Theater: Wednesday-Friday: 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and […]

  • VIDEO: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

    [jwplayer mediaid=”35958″] Before the curtain rises and the actors take the stage, students and faculty spend weeks preparing for opening night. This video gives you a glimpse of all the time and effort that goes into a theatre production from developing promotional materials, to making costumes, to perfecting each scene. For this stage production, Truman’s […]

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