Welcome to Theatre at Grand Valley!

Much Ado

Much Ado About Nothing - 2013

Will Power

To find out more information or to register for our 2014 Will Power Summer Camp, please click on our logo!

Sex

Sex and the Supernatural - 2014


Up Next!

Directing II

!!! TWO NIGHTS OF ONE ACTS !!
Come to see 2 nights of one acts directed by the students of the Winter 2014 Directing II Class!
Where? At the Louis Armstrong Theatre - on stage!
When? April 23 and 24 at 7.30 pm
How Much are the Tickets? IT’S FREE!!
How can you miss it? YOU CAN’T !!!


April 23 - 7.30 pm:
Two Truths And A Lie by Mary Michael Wagner (directed by Amanda Furstenberg)
Land of the Dead by Neil LaBute (directed by Cody Robison)
Creep by James Christy (directed by Sammie Chaness)
Crazy Eights by David Lindsay-Abaire (directed by Kerissa Bradley)

April 24, 7,30 pm:
Guys by Robb Badlam (directed by Megan Prangley)
Great to See You by Theresa Rebeck (directed by Courtney Jenkins)
Baby Food by David Lindsay-Abaire (directed by Jessica Utter)
Counting to Three by Joe Anson (directed by Matt Fowler)


Shakespeare Festival

To visit our Shakespeare Festival website, please click on our Shakespeare logo!

Shakespeare Conference

Please click on the image to visit our 2014 Shakespeare Festival Conference Pedagogy and Performance information!

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Upcoming events

  • Incoming 2014 Freshmen and Transfer Students -  Contact Jack Lane at lanejack@gvsu.edu to schedule a tour and time to talk to a professor.
  • Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Louis Armstrong Theatre, free admission to watch Directing II performances! Please click here to view the flyer with the students' performances and schedules.
  • Winter semester ends April 26.
  • Will Power Summer Camp 2014 held July 14 - 18 and July 21 - 25 for grades 1 - 3 and 4 - 6:  Click here for an order form and to pay by check. Click here to register and pay by on-line. Both links have a registration form and information on our 2014 Will Power Summer Camp held July 14 - 18 and July 21 - 25 for grades 1 - 3 and 4 - 6. This week-long session will use Shakespeare's works that will help students develop creativity through the drama. All sessions will taught by artists from Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company.
  • Read about our Shakespeare traveling troupe, Bard To Go, trip to Europe! Click here for a link to the article.
  • New Theatre Financial Aid Procedures are now in place for Winter semester 2014 and future years. 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!
  • Alumnus, Max Bush, is featured about his new play, An Identified Enemy. Click here to read the article!

Our 2014 - 2015 Season

We are pleased to announce our 2014 - 2015 season! More details to come.

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival presents

The Comedy of Errors

Sept. 26 to Oct. 5, 2014

 

Theatre at Grand Valley presents

The Women of Lockerbie

November 2014

 

Grand Valley Opera Theatre presents

Company

February 2015

 

Theatre at Grand Valley presents

Restoration Comedy

March 2015

 

Plus our traveling Shakespeare troupe,

Bard To Go - visiting area high schools

ReACT! - our peer educational performing group

PS Series Shows - all student production

Dates and times yet to come!

 

 


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Our Mission

The School of Communications and its major programs, in agreement with the university’s mission, educates students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.  The School of Communications curricula strive to accomplish this within a framework that integrates liberal and professional education.

The Theatre major provides quality undergraduate education and training in theatre within a traditional humanistic liberal arts environment.


Up Next!

2014 Will Power Summer Camp

Session 1

July 14-18 - Hamlet: Ghosts and Graveyards

1st-3rd graders from 9:00am to noon

4th - 6th graders from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Session 2

July 21-25 - Twelfth Night: Tricks and Disguises

K-3rd graders from 9:00am to noon

4th - 6th graders from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Click here for a printable registration form and to pay by check.

Click here to register on-line and pay with check or credit/debit cards.

Let your child expand their imagination, discover Shakespeare and get some Will Power this summer!

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival is introducing its second summer education program Will Power!

Featuring teaching artists from Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company, this week long day camp will focus on the process of drama. Using Shakespeares works, your camper will learn about theatre concepts and storytelling while having fun!

Please click here for pictures from last year's camp!

Please click here to read about the camp!

Will Power Summer Camp 2014


Theatre Links


Much Ado About Nothing 2013

GV Shakespeare Festival 2013

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Kindertransport 2013

Kindertransport 2013

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ReACT! 2013-2014

ReACT! 2013-2014

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Urinetown - The Musical 2014

Urinetown - The Musical, February 2104

Click on the picture to see photos from Urinetown, The Musical.
 

Sex and the Supernatural 2014

Sex and the Supernatural 2014

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School Of Communications

School Of Communications

Click on the logo to visit the School of Communication's homepage.


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!


Spotlights Import 12/20/13

Sara Vasquez

Sara Vasquez

In 2010-11, she served as the Stage Management Intern at Lexington Childrens Theatre (LCT) in Lexington, Kentucky. She fell in love with the theatre and the staff and so after taking the summer off, she returned this season (2011-12).

Alumni Postcard

Alumni Postcard

An update from Whitney Hershberger: Since graduation I have completed a year of service with AmeriCorps at Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, where I received hands-on experience with non-profit administration. During my year of service I also t

Kristi McKay

Kristi McKay

After studying Theatre Performance at GVSU, Kristi McKay moved to Chicago, where she's been continuing her training in improv at IO Chicago, Annoyance Theatre and is currently in the Second City Conservatory program.

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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Students Nominated for I Am Grand Valley Award

Students Nominated for I Am Grand Valley Award

February 20, 2014

Five students affiliate with Theatre have been nominated for the 2013 - 2014 I Am Grand Valley Leadership Award.

Nominees for 2014 Iren Ryan Scholarships

Nominees for 2014 Iren Ryan Scholarships

February 12, 2014

Five students from GVSUs Theatre program were selected as nominees for The Kennedy Centers annual Irene Ryan Scholarships.

Summer 2014 Will Power Summer Camp

Summer 2014 Will Power Summer Camp

August 12, 2013

For two sessions in July, GVSU will host its third 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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Directing II Performances

Directing II Performances

April 23, 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Watch the final projects for Theare's Directing II class in the Louis Armstrong Theatre. As the final projects for a Directing II class, we're hosting two nights with a different set of one...

Directing II Performances

Directing II Performances

April 24, 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Watch the final projects for Theare's Directing II class in the Louis Armstrong Theatre. As the final projects for a Directing II class, we're hosting two nights with a different set of one...

Will Power Summer Camp

Will Power Summer Camp

July 14, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Let your children expand their imaginations, discover Shakespeare, and get some Will Power this summer! Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival is pleased to offer its summer education program Will Power....

Will Power Summer Camp

Will Power Summer Camp

July 21, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Let your children expand their imaginations, discover Shakespeare, and get some Will Power this summer! Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival is pleased to offer its summer education program Will Power....

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