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Renowned Voice Coach/Consultant Visits Department

World-renowned vocal coach and consultant Andrew Wade visited our department and conducted workshops for students Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Wade is the former Head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company (1990-2003) and was the Verse Consultant on the movie "Shakespeare in Love," among many other accolades. 

Theatre Students Featured in Research Journal Philologia 

Theatre students were well represented in this year's undergraduate research work, as shown in an article about Sammi Santini's costume design work in the current issue of Philologia, the college undergraduate research journal. Our students regularly participate in the Undergraduate Research Conference on campus, and they show their research to the public with every performance.

Cinema Student's Video on Greenpeace Website

Theatre & Cinema student Noah Eakin shot a video for Greenpeace, which went live on their website and on YouTube. View the video here.

Congratulations to Students Earning SAFD Skills Proficiency Levels

Dale Girard came to VT to adjudicate the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) Unarmed Skills Proficiency Test on Feb. 11. Eight of our students tested and performed, and all eight passed the test and were granted a Certificate of Skills Proficiency. Jordan Goldston, Kristin Macomber, Noah Downs, Jordan Sarvay, Bryanna Demerly, and Sarah Yorke all earned the basic pass; Daniel Fissmer and Emily Green were granted the higher level recommended pass. Congratulations to all the combatants and to their teacher and coach, Cara Rawlings.

Ambrosone Designs Lights for Theatre Productions at Two Regional Companies

John Ambrosone, associate professor in the department, will be designing lights for the upcoming Virginia Stage Company production of Red by John Logan, which runs from Oct. 18-Nov. 6. The play, about the artist Mark Rothko, was the was the 2010 winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play. Following that, he designs the Trinity Repertory Company production of It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, set to run Dec. 18-30 in Providence, RI. The play is an adaptation of the familiar Frank Capra film set as a live radio drama in the 1940’s.

Kilkelly, Leonard, and Catherwood-Ginn to present a workshop at the AAC&U Conference in Rhode Island

Professors Ann Kilkelly, Bob Leonard, and MFA student Jon Catherwood-Ginn will be presenting a workshop entitled "Interactive Theatre as a Tool for Civic Dialogue and Action" at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' 2011 conference "Arts & Humanities: Toward a Flourishing State?". The conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island, November 3-5.


Upcoming Events

Download the 2013-14 Season Brochure for the School of Performing Arts here.

Spring Awakening
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik
Apr. 13, 15-19, 21-26* at 7:30pm
Apr. 27 at 2pm and 7:30pm*
*Please be aware that parking will be difficult the weekend of Apr. 25-27 and allow extra time. Theatre Patrons may use the North End Garage on Turner Street for this event.
Squires Studio Theatre
$10/$8/$8 Admission
Tickets: 540-231-5615

Graduate Colloquium Speaker: Sabrina Hamilton, lighting designer/Artistic Director
"Skills for a New Theatre: Parsing Grammars, Mapping Kinship Groups and Understanding Ecosystems" 
Apr. 22, 4:15pm
Theatre 101, College Avenue
Free Admission

Salt Marsh Suite
Apr. 23-27, daytime gallery hours, evening dance performances
The Cube, Moss Arts Center
Free Admission, ticket required for dance performances
Call 231-0802 for more information

Performance & Directing Showcase
May 2-9
Theatre 101
Free Admission
End-of-semester showings of student work

4-Screen Cinema Showcase
May 3, 6-8pm; May 5, 12-2pm
The Cube, Moss Arts Center
Free Admission
Showcasing works by cinema and music students

Design Gallery
May 9, 12-4:30pm
Theatre 101
Free Admission
End-of-semester showings of student work

Progeny Film Festival
May 10, 7:30pm
Lyric Theatre, downtown

Summer Arts Festival 2014
June 6 - July 25
Watch for more information.

For more information about future and current season events, click here. For ticket information, click here.
NOTE: To check ticket availability after hours, please call 540-808-6504.

Contact Us

Theatre & Cinema Programs
School of Performing Arts
Patricia Raun, Director
Henderson Hall East (0141)
Virginia Tech
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-5335

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