MSU Department of Theatre Returns to Full-Scale Productions

Michigan State University's Department of Theatre returns to full-scale performances this October with its first mainstage production, A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage © 1959 by Robert Bastron. Performances run October 15-24 at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Attendees must be masked for the health and safety of our students.

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MSU Department of Theatre presents The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

The Department of Theatre at Michigan State University will present The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood as part of its new Storefront Theatre Initiative. Performances run October 5-9 in the Studio 60 Theatre in the MSU Auditorium Building.  Oscar Rodriguez Quiroz (left), who plays the role of "Male Character," and Mona Eldahshoury (right), who plays the role of Penelope. “The Storefront Theatre Initiative shows focus on dynamic…

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2021 Homecoming Event: Join us for Sweet & Greet

The College of Arts & Letters invites you to join us for our 2021 Homecoming event, Sweet & Greet 2021, on Friday, October 1, between 2-4 p.m. Visit our tent located at the Summer Circle Courtyard between Kresge Art Center and the MSU Auditorium. Enjoy Michigan-made treats and drinks and win items from the College with our raffle prize wheel while reconnecting…

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Conversations with CAL Offers a Preview to Arts Launch

The College of Arts & Letters is excited to share what we hope will become a new and long-standing tradition here at Michigan State University. This fall, we are presenting a week-long celebration of the vibrant arts scene here on campus. This week-long celebration, named Arts Launch, will be held September 12-18 .

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Arts Launch: Celebration of the Arts at MSU Set For September 12-18

Arts Launch, a week-long celebration of the vibrant arts scene on Michigan State University’s campus, will take place September 12-18, which coincides with National Arts in Education Week, where educators in communities across the country will join together to tell the story of the transformative impact made by the arts in education. Dedicated to showing the importance of the arts…

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Gift to Benefit Summer Circle Theatre Program

Former Chair of the Michigan State University Department of Theatre, Frank C. Rutledge used to say that his daughter and the Summer Circle Theatre (SCT) Program were born in the same year. Now, in celebration of SCT’s recent 60th anniversary of producing free professional theatre on the banks of the Red Cedar, Andrea S. Rutledge, daughter of Frank C. Rutledge…

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Two Graduates Selected as Commencement Speakers

After facing one of the most difficult years at Michigan State University, College of Arts & Letters seniors Olivia Gundrum and Alia Jones have been chosen as the Spring 2021 Commencement Speakers.   Gundrum, an Honors College student graduating with a B.A. in English with a focus in English Secondary Education, and Jones, a Citizen Scholars student graduating with a B.A. in Humanities-Prelaw with cognates in Public and Professional Writing and African American and…

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MSU Filmetry Festival to be Livestreamed with Film Adaptations of Poems Informed by COVID-19

Reading a good novel often prompts readers to wonder what the story would be like as a feature film. This tendency isn’t just a marker of the importance of what is digital and visual; it’s a reminder of how culture and technology are intertwined. Filmmakers, poets, readers, and viewers will honor this union of culture and technology and celebrate the…

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