Third-year M.F.A. playwriting student Nathan Alan Davis has had his play Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea selected as one of the six scripts to be produced in the 11th Annual National Showcase of New Plays, hosted December 6-8, 2013 in San Diego, CA. Read the NNPN press release.
Third-year M.F.A. playwriting student Kelly P. Lusk has had his play (a love story) selected as one of nine scripts to be produced in the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's PlayFest! - Harriet's New Play Series, November 8-10, 2013 in Orlando, FL. Read the OST press announcement.
Both plays produced as part of the 2013 At First Sight, a repertory of new plays at IU Theatre in the 2012-13 season will receive professional national readings in the fall of 2013.
Associate Professor of Acting and Directing, Murray McGibbon awarded New Frontiers grant An original, experimental production of William Shakespeare's King Lear performed in “Original Pronunciation” (O.P.) will be directed by McGibbon in the Wells-Metz Theatre in the spring of 2015.
McGibbon will undertake extensive research in Wales, UK, with David Crystal, one of the world’s leading exponents of O.P., and will then edit the text and phonetically transcribe it into a rehearsal script.
Former IU Theatre Alumnus, Marc Singer, will play the name role, with other parts being played by IUB students.
It is anticipated that an International Visitor’s weekend will coincide with the opening of the production.
Third-year M.F.A. playwriting student Kelly P. Lusk had his play (a love story) chosen by the National New Play Network as one of the eight plays for the M.F.A. Playwrights Workshop at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., July 27-August 4, 2013. Read more about the NNPN workshop.
M.F.A. plawriting student Nathan Alan Davis was named winner of the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award. Nathan's play The Wind and the Breeze was selected for the KCACTF Award. Nathan was also named a finalist in Cultural DC's 2013 Source Festival of Full Length Plays. His plays have been developed at Centerstage (Baltimore), Chicago Dramatists, and the NNPN/Kennedy Center M.F.A. Playwrights Workshop. Read more about the 2013 Source Festival.
IU Bloomington professor creates--and performs with--Balinese shadow puppets! Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Theory and Literature, Jennifer Goodlander showed off many of the brightly colored and intricately carved puppets she has mastered use of through her studies of an ancient Balinese art form -- wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry. Read the Inside IU article by Bethany Nolan.