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Department News


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Faculty News

Cast in Shakespeare's MacBeth, associate professor Leonard Kelly is performing with the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company. Dates and locations can be found here.

Tom Haughey, Assistant Professor and Technical Director, is the scenic designer for Into the Woods at the Wilmington Drama League in Wilmington, DE.

Associate Professor Liz Staruch has been elected to a three-year term on the National Board of Directors of the American College Dance Festival Association representing the Northeast region.

Traveling to Poland this summer as the invited guest performers of the Ladek Zdroj Dance Festival, associate professor Gretchen Studlien-Webb will accompany 17 WCU dance students as they present both faculty (Staruch, Studlien-Webb and Urrutia) and student choreography in two gala concerts. Students will also have the opportunity to take master classes with dance artists from around the world. Follow their trip on the Theatre and Dance blog on Tumblr.

Interdisciplinary artist and assistant professor maria urrutia will be presenting scholarship during the 2013 Society of Dance History Scholars International Conference in Trondheim, Norway. In this research, Professor Urrutia investigates the ideas surrounding the migratory body and the relationship it shares with Cuban rumba in the diaspora.


Student News

Follow the European adventures of our dance students in Poland and a theatre student in England this summer on the Department of Theatre and Dance's blog on Tumblr.

Justine Cerruto '14 is performing at D.C. Fringe Festival in the play Jonah Dove and will also be working as camp leader at Camp I Can for students with disabilities in Bel Air, Maryland.

Ben Deane '14  is playing Judson Watson in the Ocean City Theatre Company's production of Dorothy Meets Alice The shows run July 22, 24, and 25 in Ocean City and Cape May, NJ with a 10:30am show at WCU on July 27. Information can be found here.

Andrew Dean Laino ’14 is playing Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Tudor Theatrical Company this summer in King of Prussia, PA.

Amber Marcoon '14 will have her short play Between the Lines published in the next volume of The Best American Short Plays (2012-2013), scheduled for release in the summer of 2014.

Patrick Moran '14 is performing at Dollywood Entertainment in Pigeon Forge, TN this summer in three children's shows; Little Engine, Ladybug Girl and Bingo, and One Cool Friend.

Gia Salerno ’14 is working with The Dance Center at the Lionville YMCA this summer, teaching elementary musical theatre and hip hop dance camps.

Daniel Sallom '15 is a public relations intern for the summer with the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford, MA.

Kathryn (Katie) Stahl ‘15 is attending the British American Drama Academy's Midsummer in Oxford program at Magdalen College. The Midsummer in Oxford (MIO) program is designed for serious acting students at all levels over the age of eighteen and concentrates on classical acting with an emphasis on Shakespeare.  Students work and live alongside the faculty in Magdalen College, Oxford, located about an hour from both Stratford-upon-Avon and London. The faculty consists of both British and American leading theatre practitioners and is run in association with Yale School of Drama and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Follow her trip on the Theatre and Dance blog on Tumblr.

Last updated 12/6/13