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Block 4, Fall 2022: Performance Away India (DA/TH 230) 


Focusing on dance and related arts, this new course explores questions of place, oceanic cross-culturality, post/colonial histories, and embodied visions for the future - beyond static binaries of tradition and contemporaneity. It will take place in three cities in southern India during major interdisciplinary arts festivals: Chennai's margazhi performance season, port city Kochi's Arts Biennale (largest in Asia and focusing on Afro-Asian world), and coastal Pondicherry for a unique intensive with a contemporary theater company. We will see performances, talk with artists, participate in the intensive, and have regular critical readings and discussions. See the attached poster for more information.

Apply now on Summit for consideration for the course and financial aid. Questions?


IN PROCESS: A Conversation with Playwright, Director and co-Creators of LOVE IS ANOTHER COUNTRY, a new play by Assistant Professor Lisa Marie Rollins

Come join us for a discussion of a new play by Lisa Marie Rollins, Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing, Department of Theatre and Dance. The panel features Director Ellen Sebastion Chang, co-Creators / Actors Celia Mandala Rivera, Tyree Marshall, DeeDee Stephens, Jasmine Williams and Sheree V Campbell. Moderated by Lisa Marie Rollins. 

At Friday's panel, we'll share a bit from our work in the rehearsal room this week, invite questions about our process writing/ creating this play and share from our lives as Black Women theater makers in our current climate. 



December 1-5th the creative team of LOVE IS ANOTHER COUNTRY will be residents on campus, hosted by the Fine Arts Center and the Department of Theatre and Dance. We'll be spending time working on the script itself to advance the play to the next stage. But more importantly we'll be having some play and devising time to dig deeper into conversations around Black women and embodied power, intergenerational / ancestral memory and conflict, and carving liberatory space around rest, ease, and celebration.

This event is open to the campus community. 

Questions or for full biographical information on the artists, email Professor Rollins


Fall Production: Silence

Come see our fall production, Silence, November 5, 6, 7 or 11, 12, 13 at 7:30 in Norberg Theatre, in Cornerstone. Reserve your tickets here



Abi Walls '21 Play To Be Produced by Riot Act in September

Abi Walls won first place in Riot Act's New Play Festival Competition. Her play, an evolution of her thesis project, titled in-memory, is being produced by Riot Act in Jackson, WY, this September. Congrats to Abi on this great accomplishment!

Read more info here: 


Meet Playwrights and Learn About a Block 8 Play

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Theatre Professor Lisa Marie Rollins on HowlRound Theatre Commons live stream on 2nd Tuesday, October 27th, at 6 pm MDT

From Professor Marie Rollins:

"Hello friends,

I just want to share I'll be on a HowlRound Theatre Commons live stream on Tuesday October 27th at 6pm MDT.

I'll be facilitating in conversation with Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence Star Finch, director and playwright Ellen Sebastian Chang. Our conversation will center the Black imagination, Black futuristic storytelling and the femme divine. We will consider the world we live in as a future-present and discuss ritual and intention as revolutionary practice. Woven in will be a discussion of Finch's new play, Shipping & Handling, that I'll be directing in the future, developed with Crowded Fire's new play Lab."


Full information is here

Short Film About Dallo Fall

This is a link to a short film about our Senegalese dance instructor and DanSix choreographer, Dallo Fall. Her wisdom goes far beyond how to move your body, as she teaches us to drum and to sing and most importantly, how to survive.

A special thanks to John-Henry Williams '19, film and media major, for making the film.

Adjunct Associate Professor Gypsy Ames' costume won awards at this years Costume Con.

The costume titled "Hope" (images below), created from recycled trash, was presented at the International Costumer's Guild 35th annual juried masquerade in Mississauga, ON, Canada. It won awards in the Master's division for use of recycled materials and for creating an Abstract Art costume for a performance art piece.

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Images copyright Steward Hartman


Artist-in-Residence Patrizia Herminjard recently shot a new short film, Lapse.

Over time, even the most tender moments come to pass, questioning if they ever happened in the first place.

Click here to watch.



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