Due to COVID-19, practicum hours along with in-person classes and productions in the School of Theatre and Dance were suspended in March. Theatre practitioners, however, are known for their ability to find creative solutions in difficult situations, and the response to the pandemic called this can-do attitude forward.
Playwright Franky D. Gonzalez will be in residence at Illinois State University to workshop his new play Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes.
The School of Music and the School of Theatre and Dance present the beloved musical Guys and Dolls. The classic musical is famous for its toe-tapping tunes and jazzy dance numbers and runs February 28 and March 3-6 at 7:30 p.m. and February 29 and March 1 at 2 p.m.
The Fall Dance concert will feature a series of faculty choreographed dance pieces along with two works by guest-artists from Cyprus, Dara Milovanovic and Alexander Michael.
Set in, and inspired by, Reading, Pennsylvania, a town long fueled by steel mills, coal mines, the railroad, and factory work, SWEAT follows the story of a close group of friends and is centered in the bar where they have shared many drinks and moments.
A tale of love and mistaken identity infused with humor, “Twelfth Night” will be presented at the Center for the Performing Arts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. October 25-26 and 29-31, and November 1-2, and October 27 at 2 p.m.
The School of Theatre and Dance will produce Federico García Lorca’s final play, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, in an adaptation by renowned American playwright and director Emily Mann, October 4-12.
The new film “Imprisoned,” starring Laurence Fishburne, Juana Acosta, and Juan Pablo Raba, will have a special advance screening on Thursday, September 26, at 3:30 p.m. at the Normal Theater.
Performances of Yellow Inn run September 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. and September 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. at the Center for the Performing Arts Theatre on the campus of Illinois State University.
Artist and alumna Wonsook Kim ’75, M.A. ’76, M.F.A. ’78, honorary doctorate of arts ’19, and her husband, Thomas Clement, have made a $12 million gift to Illinois State in support of the College of Fine Arts and the School of Art.