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  • Dr. Matthew Cornish to research theater and ethics in Germany thanks to Humboldt Fellowship

    July 7, 2021

    Cornish, associate professor of theater history, received a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, an international, competitive fellowship that supports scholars by connecting them to institutions in Germany to further their research goals. 

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  • Tantrum Theater to receive $10,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts

    May 12, 2021

    Ohio University’s professional theater won a Grants for Arts Projects award supporting the commission of a new play to be written by playwright Jacqueline Lawton in collaboration with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society and Tantrum Theater. 

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  • Theater welcomes multidisciplinary artist and actor, Ally Poole, to its performance faculty roster, Fall 2021

    May 3, 2021

    The School of Theater and the College of Fine Arts announcing the newest faculty addition, Ally Poole, into the performance program starting fall 2021.

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  • Three Faculty Speak to the Value of the Arts Administration Program

    April 1, 2021

    Featuring faculty members who are teaching three (of the four) required foundational courses in the Master of Arts Administration degree. Heather Infantry, Rachel Cornish, and Dr.

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  • New York-based School of Theater grad shares career advice to costume design students

    December 9, 2020

    The School of Theater welcomed alumnus Ricky Lurie, MFA ‘14 in Production and Costume Design, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist for a 3-day virtual residency with current BFA and MFA production design and technology students.

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  • OHIO alumnus and Aladdin actor shares industry expertise with musical theater students

    December 1, 2020

    Jonathan Freeman, BFA ’72, the voice of Jafar from Disney’s animated movie Aladdin and the actor who plays the role in the Broadway stage production, shared with students in the School of Theater his more than 50 years of experience on the stage,

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  • OHIO professor publishes first article that looks at concussion risk in stunt performers

    November 23, 2020

    Dr. Jeff Russell's new paper highlights the risk of concussion for dance, circus, theater and film and television stunt performers, along with guidelines for treatment. This groundbreaking research is the first of its kind being featured in scientific literature. 

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  • Arts Administration Students called to serve in student government and advocacy 

    November 2, 2020

    Master of Arts Administration students and Ohio University College of Fine Arts alumni Devin Sudman, BA ’18 (Music) and Edward “E.B.” Smith, BFA ’20 (Acting), feel a call to serve in the civic arena while pursuing their passion for the arts. 

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  • OHIO senior awarded scholarship, fellowship, and continued support from Miranda Family Fund

    October 27, 2020

    KeShawn Mellon is an advocate, in every sense of the word. He’s attended eight masterclasses on anti-racist theater and micro-aggressions, led two workshops on student spoken word poems for a performance protest, and he’s organized and participated in two performance protests.

    Originally Posted on OHIO News
  • Tantrum Theater to showcase collaborative improv class with live stream

    October 19, 2020

    Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater is collaborating with The Nest Theatre and Passion Works Studio to conduct a virtual five-week applied improv workshop for School of Theater students and Passion Works artists. The class will conclude with a free performance on Facebook Live.

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