Exploring the Performing Arts in Bali

During an intensive three-week program in Bali this January, students were immersed in traditional dance, masked performance, instrument performance, shadow puppetry, and mask carving, to explore new possibilities and expressions of the performing arts. "When I first went to Bali in 2009 my definition of what performing arts were and what they could be was significantly altered," says Assistant P...  More >>

Savard '15 Wins Young Scholars Award

The Southeastern Theatre Conference honored Shannon Savard '15 with its Young Scholars Award for her research titled "Women's Theatre Group: Disrupting the Patriarchy since 1973." As the only undergraduate recipient of the award, Savard will present her work on feminist theatre at the national conference in March. "As a student and artist, I am particularly interested in exploring the ways in whi...  More >>

'Alice' Frame/Works Features Cope

HWS Theatre will continue its Frame/Works series on Friday, Feb. 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Coxe 7 with guest scholar Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Stephen Cope, who will present a talk, "On the Other Side of the Mirror: Madness, Marginality, and the Avant-Garde" and explore a number of questions. What might it mean to read the texts of the avant-garde as ex...  More >>

An Unsettling Wonderland

The 2014-2015 season of HWS Theatre continues with the opportunity to follow Alice into an unsettling Wonderland in a play that Time magazine called "an exciting, absorbing, vertiginous descent into a laughing hell." Initially created by the Manhattan Project and André Gregory in 1970, "Alice in Wonderland" runs Feb. 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bartlett Theatre. Emerging from the experim...  More >>

Hiser '15 Named MATC Emerging Scholar

Loren Hiser '15 has been selected to serve as just one of three undergraduate students on the Emerging Scholars panel at the 36th Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) in 2015. A scholarly tradition now spanning more than three decades, the conference will take place March 19-22, 2015, in Kansas City, Neb., where Hiser will present her research paper on the evolution and cultural significa...  More >>