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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

Playwright and Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson reclines in a chair at Luma Coffee. Donna Gay shares her theatrical journey starting in Hammond.

A playwright with a passion: Donna Gay Anderson

Abigail Fischer, Staff Reporter March 29, 2022

A life in theater inspired Southeastern alumna Donna Gay Anderson to become a playwright and led to the creation of her new musical, “Unfolded.” Playwright and lyricist Anderson has a rich history...

Contemporary dance students perform in the KHS 153 Dance Studio during the Fall 2020 semester.

Contemporary dance: With destruction comes new opportunities

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, the cast from MAINSTAGE: “The Purpose” were supposed to have their first performance at the Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall. Due to Hurricane Ida, D Vickers had to be...

Nathaniel Britton, senior art major and creative director of The Wearable Art Fashion Show, submitted a piece titled Sunlight and Gasoline, modeled by Megan Blomquist.

Wearable art fashion show returns with bold new styles

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Featuring wearable art of all shapes, sizes and materials, the second-annual Wearable Art Fashion Show made its way to the Vonnie Borden Theatre on March 18. Nine artists with various professional backgrounds...

Student choreographers Emma Pinion and Stephanie Harris show off their abilities before their senior dance concerts. The artistic directors have been preparing for their senior thesis performances on March 14 and 15.

Graduating seniors to dance their last show

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter March 9, 2021

Senior dance students are set to close out the contemporary dance season with an original capstone experience.  On March 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vonnie Borden Theatre, graduating seniors Emma Pinion...

Assistant professor and professional costume designer Christine Crook displays one of her designs from an independent project she created at Light Box, located in Detroit, Mich. Crook plans to submit a brand new design for the Wearable Arts Fashion Show on March 18.

Wearable arts fashion show seeking models, designers and crew members

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

The search for the next Alexander McQueen is on as the university revs up the runway for its latest contemporary fashion show. Hosted by the Department of Visual Arts + Design, the Wearable Arts Fashion...

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”...

Emery Foster, Donna Beagle and Zoe Cazabon paint false prosceniums for the set of “Strawberries, Guns, and Milk.“ Art majors with a concentration in theatre design can get hands on experience through the program. Courtesy of Steve Shepker

Art majors shine light on theatre design concentration

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter December 5, 2019

The university offers a theatre design concentration for those interested in play production. Theatre design teaches skills that range from set and costume design to lighting and sound design. Undergraduate...

Dejuan James and Payton Core rehearsing at the Vonnie Borden on Nov. 8.  “I’ve liked growing as an actor. This has been the most challenging role ever in my life,” shared Core. Jacob Lofton/The Lion’s Roar

Theatre department to perform ‘Three Sisters’ with guest director

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter November 15, 2019

From Nov. 19-22, the university’s theatre department will be performing Anton Chekov’s play “Three Sisters.” To help direct the play, the department enlisted the aid of Clarence Gilyard, professor...

The 2019 Vonnies recognized members of Alpha Psi Omega and the theatre department for their contributions throughout the 2018-2019 season.

‘Dracula’ actors honored at this year’s Vonnies

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter May 19, 2019

Alpha Psi Omega celebrated the end of the season for their performances with an award ceremony. The Vonnies was held at the Vonnie Borden Theatre on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. where those associated with the...

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,...

A look into the Inkslinger production

Breanna Rexwinkle, Staff Reporter February 12, 2019

The university theatre program began preparations for the performance of “She Danced with a Red Fish,” the winner of the 2018 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition. The play, written by Carolyn Nur Wistrand,...

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