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Southeastern names Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre

Southeastern names Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre

May 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has named James Winter as artistic director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The appointment stems from the retirement of Southeastern Professor of Art History Roy Blackwood, who has served in that capacity since 2011. “My sincere thanks a...

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“Hammond Horror Fest” plans to scare attendees for its eighth year in a row. The two-day event will feature the “7 Frightening Phobias” play on Oct. 19 in the Pottle Auditorium from 8-10 p.m., and the Macabre Showcase will take place at Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. on Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m. Associate...

Dracula: How the show goes on

Dracula: How the show goes on

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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Over 50 students and staff members collaborated to produce “Dracula” in the Vonnie Borden Theatre for Fanfare. The play was performed from Sept. 25-28 and was adapted for the stage and directed by James Winter, associate professor of acting and directing. Winter had his own spin on the English...

Theatre set to scare students

Theatre set to scare students

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Arts & Entertainment

The university theatre program is preparing to present the first play of the season. “Dracula” will be performed in the Vonnie Borden Theatre from Tuesday, Sept. 25 to Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. James “Jim” Winter, associate professor of acting and directing, is excited to produce a scary...