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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The cast from senior biology major and theater minor Carla Cortina’s scene, ‘The Children’s Hour’ hold their flowers with satisfaction. Southeastern students in Chad Winters’ directing class each directed their own scenes and hosted a showcase together.

An evening of student-directed scenes

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021

On Thursday, May 6, students and families gathered in the Vonnie Borden Theatre to watch a showcase of student-directed scenes.  For Chad Winters’ theatre directing class, he had each of his students...

Actors DeJuan James and Leigh Moore have a socially-distanced rehearsal to prepare for the theatre departments upcoming production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on March 2-5.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” to run March 2-5

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Next month the theatre department will bring to life a century-old tale with a modern twist. They will perform “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” March 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre.  Chad...

Located in D Vickers Hall, The Vonnie Borden Theatre hosts a variety of theatrical performances every year. The 2020-2021 season brings several changes as both audiences and cast members have to adjust to performing during COVID-19.

Vonnie Borden takes on socially-distanced season

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter September 14, 2020

Despite all obstacles presented by COVID-19, the Vonnie Borden Theatre is alive and well for its 2020-2021 season. University students and faculty members have been working to create a safe environment...

Students appear on stage during a rehearsal of “Three Sisters” in November 2019. Theatre faculty and students have addressed the difficulties of online learning, but they have adapted to the circumstances and explored alternative tactics such as video performances and more in-depth script analysis.

Theatre students and faculty adjust to online learning

Joshua Archote, Staff Reporter May 16, 2020

Since some classes require both in-person and hands-on interaction, many teachers have found it difficult to teach in an online setting. The mid-semester switch from face-to-face classes has proven...

The university’s theatre program produced the 2016 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition winner, “Why Are You Nowhere,” by Ethan Warren, in the spring of 2017. Inkslinger allows aspiring playwrights to have their work come to life on stage.

Inkslinger competition produces works of emerging playwrights

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter January 28, 2020

An annual competition at the university provides emerging playwright opportunities to see their work produced on stage. The 2020 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition challenges any playwright to submit...

Morality in the theater

Morality in the theater

Shaelyn Martinez , Staff Reporter April 2, 2019

The theatre program is preparing for a tale about redemption with "Everyman: A Modern English Version" by William B. Strickland. The play is directed by Chad Winters, instructor of acting and directing,...

Winters entangled in the art of acting since childhood

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter December 4, 2018

Driven as a young boy towards the field of acting, Instructor of Acting and Directing Chad Winters started teaching at the university in 2007. He had a passion for acting within him and a vision to aid...

A harbinger of bad luck, many people are wary when the 13th of a month falls on a Friday. However, a group in Hammond built around such spooky themes. Hammond Horror Festival took advantage of the ill-regarded date to promote their organization.

Friday the 13th Antics

Annie Goodman, News Editor July 24, 2018

A harbinger of bad luck, many people are wary when the 13th of a month falls on a Friday. However, a group in Hammond built around such spooky themes took advantage of the ill-regarded date to promote...

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