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2014 - 2015 Season

Our 2014 - 2015 Season! Please click here and see this year's productions.

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Upcoming Events & Important Information

  • Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students -  If you would like to schedule a tour, talk to a professor, and see one of our shows for free, please contact Jack Lane at lanejack@gvsu.edu! And check out our auditions and scholarships for our Fall 2015 Shakespeare Festival production, All's Well That Ends Well information below!
  • Shakespeare Auditioning Workshop - Thursday, Feb. 26 from 4pm to 6pm:  Participation will be limited to the first 25 to sign up. The workshop will be conducted by Katherine Mayberry, and will help you prepare your Shakespearean monologues for the April auditions for the 2015 Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival production. The workshop will cover such topics as Choosing monologues for audition, Working with Shakespeare’s verse, Choosing tactics for monologue auditions, Creating vocal variety in monologue auditions, Developing emotional connection to Shakespeare’s text, Making physical choices for monologue auditions, Working with sentence structure and punctuation in Shakespeare’s language Professional behavior at auditions. Contact the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office at 616-331-2300 to sign-up.
  • Applications for our Shakespeare Scholarships and Production Assistantships will be March 1 (NEW DEADLINE!) at midnight! Auditions for the 2015 Fall Shakespeare production, will take place March 29 and March 31. All current and incoming students interested in a Shakespeare Scholarship or Assistantship must submit an application. For an application, please click here! For more details and see how to sign-up, click here! To see our Shakespeare Scholarships and Production Assistantships, please click here!  Scholarships are available for current GVSU Theatre majors and incoming freshmen and transfer students majoring in Theatre however Production Assistantships are available for Theatre majors, minors and non-Theatre majors. Incoming freshmen and transfer students may also audition for a role on March 29 between 5pm and 7pm. Click here for more details for incoming and transfer students.
  • Auditions for our 2015 Shakespeare Festival production, All's Well That Ends Well and our touring Bard To Go Troupe will be held on March 29 starting at 7:30pm and March 31 starting at 7pm. Both days have audition 7 slots every 20 minutes. Sign-up in person at the Louis Armstrong Theatre (Monday-Friday 10am to 5pm), calling 616-331-2300, or email lanejack@gvsu.edu. Please come prepared with a 1 minute contemporary monologue and 16 lines of Shakespeare.
  • Semester and End-Of-Year Theatre Party is April 16! Watch for more details.
  • Read about ReACT! in the US State Department's monthly magazine, SPAN, in the January-February 2015 issue! Please click here and go to pages 18 & 19!
  • New Theatre Financial Aid Procedures are now in place. Current and prospective students should go to the GVSU website and search for the new link: MyScholarships. Once you register, you will see all GVSU scholarships, and you can highlight Theatre awards. This new page gives you information and allows you to apply!
  • Summer Abroad Theatre Program in Italy! This 5 week program is open to all undergraduates without regard to major, and requiring no prerequisites, the four-week acting intensive offers students 6 semester credits and the chance to explore the culture of Italy and surrounding regions. Please click here to see more information!

ReACT! 2012- 2013 Cast

ReACT! theater group raises domestic violence awareness. Click here to read more about ReACT!

Please click on the photo to read the article. In observance of Domestic Assault Awareness month, a Grand Valley State University theater group is taking conversations about the power of language directly to students via The Rapid 50 Campus Connector bus. -

See more at: http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/index.htm?articleId=D274E803-C64D-3320-497536AFAD015988#sthash.ouXIrcm7.dpuf

 


Up Next!

Theatre at Grand Valley presents

Restoration Comedy

Written by Amy Freed

Directed by Kiara Pipino

March 20 - 29, 2015

Tickets are on sale now!

Based on comedies of the late 1600s, Loveless, an insatiable womanizer, returns to England after squandering his own fortune. Now he intends to spend his wife’s fortune after he hears she has died. But when Amanda learns that her husband is alive, she begins her plotting. With the help of her husband’s friend, Worthy, she pretends she is a lascivious mistress and tempts her husband into her bed. While the two repair their broken marital bonds, Amanda breaks Worthy’s heart in the process. Following typical restoration comedies that were once banned, the Restoration Comedy characters all chase the joys of love and debauchery.

Restoration Comedy

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Our 2015 - 2016 Season

2015-16 Season

More performances, dates, and times still to come!

GVSU Theatre Trip 2014

Stratford

Twenty two Theatre students accompanied by Jim Bell and Karen Libman attended the production of The Beaux’ Stratagem at the Stratford Festival. This fall, professor Bell is teaching a class on Restoration Comedy Dramaturgy that coincides with the upcoming production of Restoration Comedy in April. Restoration Comedy is an adaptation of two Restoration period comedies-Loves Last Shift and The Relapse . The Dramaturgy class is an intensive study of the nature of Restoration period comedies including reading numerous examples. But in theatre seeing is always believing. As such, the opportunity to see a Restoration comedy performed by a professional company was too good to pass up. Half of the students who attended were from Bell’s Dramaturgy class and read the play in preparation. The production was outstanding and very much enjoyed by all. The Grand Valley Theatre students were an exemplary and enthusiastic audience. The stars aligned in that the production closed on October 11 with a Saturday matinee. This allowed the group to see the production after the close of the Shakespeare Festival that would have conflicted for many of the students, and allowed the group to travel to see the production and return in one day, saving on costs.


Bard To Go traveled to Italy and Czech Republic, March 2014

Bard To Go Italy

To read about Bard to Go's March 2014 trip to Genova, Italy and Prague, Czech Republic, please click here!
 


Company, Winter 2015

Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY

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The Women of Lockerbie, Nov. 2014

Lockerbie 2014

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The Comedy of Errors, 2014

The Comedy of Errors - Fall 2014

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Urinetown - The Musical 2014

Urinetown - The Musical, February 2104

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Sex and the Supernatural 2014

Sex and the Supernatural 2014

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ReACT! 2013-2014

ReACT! 2013-2014

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Alaine Alldaffer Workshop

March 14 - 16, Alaine Alldaffer, Casting Director for Playwright Horizon, held two free workshops and a performance to culminate the workshops.

Alaine Alldaffer

Alaine Alldaffer & GVSU Theatre students, March 2014

Workshop Video!


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GVSU Alum, Scott Cramton, is featured in GRPress article!

GVSU Alum, Scott Cramton, is featured in GRPress article!

Scott Cramton (foreground), Mlive photo-Cory Morse How a GVSU graduate made a killing with dinner theater business Click here to read the GR Press article!

Mary Tejeda and the Bright Lights of NYC

Mary Tejeda and the Bright Lights of NYC

Mary Tejeda (Theatre, 08) has been really busy promoting a season of new plays as the Educational/Outreach intern at Premiere Stages outside of New York City. Her work there also included marketing/PR and being the house manager for productions. She ran p

GVSU Alum: Brian Quakenbush

GVSU Alum: Brian Quakenbush

Round Belly Theatre Company founders in Oakland, CA. Check out their website and their review in the San Francisco Examiner: www.roundbellytheatre.com

Bridgett Vanderhoof - 2012

Bridgett Vanderhoof - 2012

Bridgett is working towards her MA in Theatre Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Dezarae Degay in Civic's SOUTH PACIFIC

Dezarae Degay in Civic's SOUTH PACIFIC

February 11, 2015

GVSU Theatre student, Dezarae Begay, is part of Civic Theatre's February 27  March 22, 2015 production of SOUTH PACIFIC.

Summer 2015 Will Power Summer Camp

Summer 2015 Will Power Summer Camp

September 12, 2014

For two sessions in July, GVSU will host its fourth annual WILL POWER SUMMER CAMP and host dozens of local children. Link to our Facebook page and see more photos and comments!  https://www.facebook.com/GVSUShakespeareFestivalWillPow

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