Encore 2016

Encore 2016

Dear Friends of Ohio State Theatre, With this belated 2015-2016 issue of Encore we document another productive year of making theatre, innovations in teaching as well new initiatives with our…
The Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University announced The Katie Whitlock Memorial Fellowship for Graduate Student International Travel. Katie Whitlock (1970-2015) earned her PhD at The…
Jaroslav Malina, painter/designer/teacher/bon vivant, died peacefully on 14 May 2016 near his home in the Czech Republic. Jaroslav was my friend and mentor for the last 29 years and his affiliation…
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Autumn 2015 Leading Russian playwright, screenwriter, film and theater director Alexander Galin led a workshop. Textile and costume designer Simona Rybáková gave the annual Jerome Lawrence and…
William Shakespeare--Celebrating 400 Years: 1616-2016 Shakespeare School Tour: Spring 2016 In spring of 2016, the Ohio State University Department of Theatre presented a touring production of…
In the 2015-2016 academic year, members of the InterACT Theatre Company performed 8 times for an estimated 570 people, including 3 brand new devised works. The company performed for a variety of…
Expanding the Work in 2015-2016 By Cammile Bullock (MFA '15) In November 2015 Patricia Heaton (BA '80) and David Hunt joined faculty, staff, and students from the Department of Theatre and the…
Visiting Scholars Costume designer Bobbie Owen accepted the TRI Visiting Scholar Research Award for 2015-15. Owen is the Michael R. McVaugh Distinguished Professor of Dramatic Art at the University…
Student Accomplishments Summer Shelby Brewster successfully defended her MA thesis defense, entitled "Resisting the Body Invasion: Critical Art Ensemble, Tactical Media, and the Audience". Brewster…
Ohio State Lima By Joe Brandesky, Professor The Lima campus theatre program had another active year with two productions in the 2015-16 academic year. Dr. Maria Ignatieva, associate professor of…
Damian Bowerman Wins ASC Outstanding Staff Award On April 21, the college saluted the 15 nominees and 6 winners of the 2016 ASC Outstanding Staff Awards. Department of Theatre Graduate Studies and…
1960s Peter Lawrence BA '66  received a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre in 2013 and recently published a book entitled, Production Stage Management for Broadway: From Ideas to Opening Night…
Responsibility, Morality and The Cost of War: PTSD, Moral Injury and Beyond November 12-14, 2015 The Drake Event and Performance Center and The Wexner Center for the Arts By Kevin McClatchy,…
Exhibit January 13 - April 24, 2016 Thompson Library Gallery The Dancing in the Streets: Carnival from Britain, Brazil, and Beyond exhibit was curated by Nena Couch, Lesley Ferris, and Adela Ruth…
A Question of Survival: Adaptation/Abstraction in Performance 7th Annual Graduate Theatre Syndicate Symposium By Karie Miller, PhD Student and Syndicate President The Syndicate Symposium, A…
Zack Bailey said he “got the chance to experience everything that makes a Broadway show tick” when he shadowed the stage management team for the long-running, Tony Award-winning play Wicked in New…
400 Years of Shakespeare: For King and Country for Students, Too By Cece Bellomy, BA Student Thanks to the department’s partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, over 160 students, myself…
BAM/RSC: April 16, 2016 As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s residency at the Brooklyn Academy of Art (BAM), the Department of Theatre was invited to submit a proposal for a major Shakespeare…
By Constance Hester, BA Student For the past three years, Associate Professor Jen Schlueter has led a group of undergraduate and graduate students to Louisville, KY for the Actor’s Theatre of…
By Linnea Bond, MFA Student Where can you find Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Elizabeth McGovern, Vannessa Redgrave, and Ohio State grad Sifiso Mazibuko all in the same place? On this past summer’s…
By Janet Parrott, Associate Professor DigiEYE caught the attention of some of our alumni and friends in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Jack Kindberg, president of Sony Studios Operations…
The Shakespeare and Autism project centers on the work of Kelly Hunter, the originator of The Hunter Heartbeat Method, a theatre-based pedagogy that uses the rhythmic language of Shakespeare to break…