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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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  • Tantrum Theater releases its revised fall season

    October 6, 2020

    The pandemic might have stopped many other theaters across the county from producing work during the pandemic, but Ohio University's Tantrum Theater persevered and continues to produce work with a collective of creative artists. 

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  • School of Theater grad offers best practices with audition tech to student actors

    September 25, 2020

    The College of Fine Arts School of Theater welcomed alumna, Lisa Bol, MFA’15, as a College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist to workshop tech used for video auditions with current BFA and MFA student actors.

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  • College of Fine Arts’ Schools of Music and Theater add three world-class musical theater professionals to their ranks 

    September 16, 2020

    The new normal of meeting virtually has allowed both schools to broaden their hiring search for vocal instructors and, as a result, have welcomed world-class Broadway actors-vocalists to their ranks.

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  • Tantrum’s “Stories of COVID” bring a voice to Athens’ African American community

    August 21, 2020

    Throughout the summer, Tantrum Theater, Ohio University’s professional theater company, in partnership with the Racial Equity Coalition of the Athens Foundation, produced a series of short-form audio interviews with members of Athens’ African American community, bringing their voices and stories

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