The Lion's Roar

Raise swords and funds for combat armory

Raise swords and funds for combat armory

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university theatre program organized a fundraiser on Oct. 9 to build a stage combat armory. Benjamin Norman, technical director and lighting designer, looks over staged combat during theatre shows. Norman explained what stage combat is. “Anytime you see a punch thrown or a knife pulled out...

Students shine at winter workshop

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2019

While some people relaxed over the winter break, others used the time to grow and improve in their work. Benjamin Norman, technical director, Emery Foster, a sophomore general studies major, and Taylor Meng, a junior education major, attended the 24th annual “Stage Combat Winter Workshop” at Tu...

5 years of laughter fuel a theatre memorial

5 years of laughter fuel a theatre memorial

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

December 4, 2018

Alumni returned to their home Vonnie Borden Theatre stage to honor the memory of three university theatre community members with the 5th annual “Cubas/Kay/Jacob Memorial Comedy Show.” Brandon Cubas and Jacob Zeringue were students, and Kay Files joined the university’s theatre staff in 1993....

Behind the curtains

Behind the curtains

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

Though the cast may be all that is seen from the audience perspective, these individuals make up a small portion of those involved in putting on a play. Technical Director Benjamin Norman is directing his first play at the university, “Almost, Maine,” which is scheduled to show Nov. 13-16 at 7:30...

Romance on the theatre stage

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018

The university theatre program prepares to present “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani to bring love and romance to the stage to end the fall theatre season. The play will be directed by Technical Director Benjamin Norman and be shown in the Vonnie Borden Theatre from Nov. 13-16. “The play will...