Monty Python meets Alfred Hitchcock.
That’s how theater and dance professor Peter Cocuzza described the department’s latest production, “The 39 Steps,” which runs Nov. 13 – 17. Cocuzza said the production is a murder-mystery spoof that has previous adaptations in book (John Buchan’s 1915 publication) and film (Hitchcock’s movie of the same name).
“It’s still about spies [...]
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Monty Python meets Alfred Hitchcock.
Window replacements on Dunham Hall are expected to save SIUE between 50 percent and 70 percent in energy costs, according to Bill Retzlaff, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Window replacement construction began last month on Dunham Hall and are expected to be completed by early December. Photo by Kari Williams
“The expectation is [...]
Theater education coordinator professor Leslie Van Leishout was named to Educational Theatre Association National Hall of Fame
Whether it’s the Socratic method of teaching that incites open discussion, learning new insights from students or mentoring theater education student teachers, Leslie Van Leishout, theater education coordinator professor, loves instructing the dramatic arts.
She has been teaching and performing [...]
"Fast and Loose" actors onstage Photo credit: Valerie Goldston
“Fast and Loose” is a whirlwind of emotions that probes into the complex nature of the human heart.
Theater professor Kathryn Bentley, also director of “Fast and Loose,” said issues dealing with ethics are complex.
“Nobody is exempt from dealing with issues that will make you question yourself and [...]
SIUE opera performers Sarah Paitz and Ben Rardin with Tyler Green looking on
SIUE’s classically trained operatic singers juxtapose their performances with armpit sniffing, book-slapping and nerd-mocking high school playacting. It smells like teen spirit; it reeks of high school awkwardness; but it’s to the music of one of George Frideric Handel’s most well-known operas- “Acis [...]
Students interact with The Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe during last Thursday evening's show
Last week, The Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, the only traditional Japanese puppet troupe active outside Japan, held a workshop and show at SIUE.
Professor Martin Holman, of the University of Missouri – Columbia Japanese Studies Program, directed his troupe of 11 students, who are [...]
The SIUE professors responsible for a collaboration between departments that began with a workshop and culminated in a study abroad program were awarded the 2013 International Education Faculty Achievement Award last week by Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo and theater and dance professor Kathryn Bentley created the interdisciplinary program and its study abroad component, [...]
Though theater and dance professor Chuck Harper has performed in Los Angeles and Europe, the recent offer to take a production he created to New York is a chance to live out one of his dreams.
Photo courtesy of Chuck Harper/Whammy! Seven Secrets to a Sane Self
Harper’s production, “Whammy! The Seven Secrets to a Sane Self,” [...]
Tuesday April 23, SIUE students and faculty took part in the 2013 Art-A-Thon. This all day celebration explores the art in the college of arts and sciences by showcasing various artistic demonstrations and activities across the various CAS diciplines.
The festivities were kicked off with a flash mob style performance organized by Aldemaro Romero in conjunction [...]
Last weekend the SIUE Department of Theater and Dance teamed up with the Department of Music to put on a special presentation of Carmina Burana. The Carl Orff masterpiece blended orchestra, dance, and vocal disciplines into a spectacle of grand proportions.