Hosted by Illinois State University’s School of Theatre and Dance and the Alumni Association, this annual event is a superb showcase of talent, highlighting the creative abilities of the University’s gifted acting and design students.
A Friends of the Arts scholarship allowed Molly Briggs, a senior acting and theatre management major, to intern last summer at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.
The internship benefited the Normal native personally and professionally. In the following Q-and-A, she talks about the experience and the importance of Friends of the Arts scholarships.
The School of Theatre and Dance will perform Angels in America: Part Two – Perestroika by Tony Kushner. Kushner wrote the two parts of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes so they could be presented as stand-alone plays: Millennium Approaches (Part One) and Perestroika (Part Two). In Part Two the scourge of
Celebrating Diversity Through Dance will feature guest-artist-in-residence Gregory Patterson, a dancer, teacher and choreographer. Patterson, whose renowned work heightens awareness and encourages dialogue about diversity among artists, will choreograph an original work created for dance students at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Centennial East, room 116. He will work with students throughout the week
Ashlyn Hughes graduated from the School of Theatre and Dance in May and was awarded the prestigious Jean Scharfenberg Award, given to a top graduating senior in acting to help them transition into the professional world.
A Friends of the Arts grant helped acting and theatre education senior Abby Vombrack unlock opportunities for herself and Illinois State University’s theatre program.