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Theatre students and faculty adjust to online learning

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.

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 to be a challenge for theatre students and faculty. Acting teachers have adapted their coursework to...

Inkslinger competition produces works of emerging playwrights

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.

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 their original scripts. Hosted by the university’s theatre program, the coordinators will be acceptin...

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, and will be performed at the Vonnie Borden Theatre from April 9-12 at 7:30 p.m. Winters expressed...

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 students in developing their talents. According to Winters, he does not come from a musical background...

Friday the 13th Antics

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.

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 their organization. Hammond Horror Festival held a “Friday the 13th Horror Trivia Night” at the...

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