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Upcoming Events & Important Information

  • Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students -  Thinking of attending GVSU? Schedule a tour, talk to a professor, and see one of our shows for free! Please contact Jack Lane at lanejack@gvsu.edu!
  • Don't miss this fall's Shakespeare Festival's production, All's Well That Ends Well, October 2 to 11, 2015. Click here to see more information.
  • This Fall combine Shakespeare's All's Well That Goes Well and Family Weekend. Click here to go to the Family Weekend homepage!
  • GVSU's Opera Theatre's presentation of Dido & Aeneas at the GR Ballet's performance space are on sale. Go to grballet.com for more information or call 616-454-4771.
  • Read the School of Communications' Expressions and Theatre Alumni, Scott Watson and Paul Collins, by clicking here.
  • Congratulations to Jill Dole Hamilton (GVSU's Costume Designer/Theatre Facility Manager) and GVSU graduate, Matt Fowler, for their Certificates of Merit in 2014 from The Kennedy Center! Jill's Certificate is for Costume Design and Matt's is for Direction of our PS Show, Beyond Therapy.
  • 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. You must complete an application first, submit it, and then you will see all GVSU scholarships, and you can highlight Theatre awards. This new page gives you information and allows you to apply! Scholarships and Assistantships are due again on March 1, 2016.

October 2 to 11, 2015

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Our 2015 - 2016 Season

2015-16 Season

More performances, dates, and times still to come!

Stratford 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!
 


Restoration Comedy, March 2015

Restoration Comedy

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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ReACT! 2014-2015

ReACT! 2014-2015

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Urinetown - The Musical 2014

Urinetown - The Musical, February 2104

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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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Aaron Sohaski gets Master's from Johns Hopkins and on to Law School!

Aaron Sohaski gets Master's from Johns Hopkins and on to Law School!

After graduating from GVSU in 3 years, Aaron participated in Teach for America and spent two years teaching in Baltimore, MD, and received his Master's Degree in Urban Education from Johns Hopkins University in May 2012 with a GPA of 4.0! Now Aaro

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

Bard To Go: Lovestruck 2011-12 Performed in the Bahamas!

Bard To Go: Lovestruck 2011-12 Performed in the Bahamas!

GVSU's traveling Shakespeare troupe performed before several hundred area high school students and participated in Shakespeare in Paradise in the Bahamas! We are working on a new date for the benefit performance of LOVESTRUCK! New date is April 16, 201

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!

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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GVSU students in South Pacific

GVSU students in South Pacific

March 27, 2015

Read about two GVSU students appearing the Grand Rapid Civic Theatre's production of South Pacific.

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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