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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Freshman English education major Daphne Hudson steels herself, using a Bop-It to defend herself during APOs 24-hour theatre festival.

APO hosts 24-hour theatre festival, “Round the Campfire Tales”

Tamea Madison, Staff Reporter November 6, 2023

On Oct. 28, members of Alpha Psi Omega (APO) got together for their second annual 24-hour theatre festival, titled, “Round the Campfire Tales.” APO is a national honor theatre society at Southeastern...

Cast members of The Bald Soprano rehearsing a scene in the University Center. The Bald Soprano will be showing from Sept. 28-30.

Hammond’s blossoming theatre season

Ian Stewart, Staff Reporter September 8, 2022

The Columbia Theatre and Southeastern both have a variety of new theater projects for the fall season.  The Columbia presents a variety of shows and film screenings throughout the year, featuring favorites...

The Department of Visual Art + Design will begin a new Bachelor of Arts Degree in theatre in the summer of 2022.

New bachelor’s degree in theatre to be offered at Southeastern

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter February 21, 2022

In the summer of 2022, the Department of Visual Art + Design will be welcoming a new Bachelor of Arts in theatre. The performance degree curriculum will be composed of skills vital for theatre, as described...

In the University Center, student actors learn the waltz for a wedding scene in Big Love during rehearsal.

Southeastern brings on romantic crime thriller “Big Love”

Rachel Folse, Staff Reporter November 8, 2021

Southeastern’s theatre department will premiere the murder mystery “Big Love” on Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.  The play will take place in the Strawberry Stadium Parking Garage. The Vonnie Borden...

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...

“Dark Skinned Pavement,” which was presented at the Vonnie Borden Theatre April 27-30, provides insight into the lives of a Black American family who lost their son to police brutality. Written by TJ Young, the play features an all-Black cast.

“Dark Skinned Pavement” shines light on police brutality

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

Last week, “Dark Skinned Pavement'' made its way to the Vonnie Borden Theatre stage, reflecting similar incidents from the past few months involving police brutality and protests.  The play premiered...

Christine Crook, assistant professor of costume design and make-up technology, shows off a costume she made in back 2019.

Costume design course returns with new professor

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter April 21, 2021

For the first time since 2017, the theatre department is welcoming back their costume design class for Fall 2021.  The class will be taught by new full-time instructor Christine Crook, a California...

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...

Chloe Williams, one of the cast members of “The Wolves,” reviews her script. The all-female cast will open with their first performance on Nov. 10.

“The Wolves”: A coming-of-age production to take place at the Vonnie Borden Theatre

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter November 6, 2020

Blood, sweat, tears, insane dialogue and a great time. That sums up the play “The Wolves” taking place at the Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall, according to assistant director DeJuan “DJ”...

Senior elementary education major DeJuan James is a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the universitys theatre honors society. James original play Break a Leg! will debut on Oct. 22 in the Student Union Theatre.

APO member creates original piece: “Break a Leg!”

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

DeJuan James, a senior elementary education major, is among those on campus who have expressed their own creativity by creating an original play, titled “Break a Leg!” James is an active member in...

The Department of Visual Art + Design will begin a new Bachelor of Arts Degree in theatre in the summer of 2022.

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...

Kat Schepker, Shelby Grantham and Hayden Kimball review lines before a rehearsal. Many actors and actresses suggest practicing lines as a group to catch individual mistakes.

Overcoming stage fright: The actors’ perspectives

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter October 30, 2019

Some students find it difficult to get in front of their classmates and present material, but the Communication 210 and 211 courses are required general education courses for almost all university students. Alpha...

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