Film Studies Student Produces Comma Concerts in Collaboration with Impact 89.9FM

Film Studies major and Fiction Filmmaking minor Isaiah Johns, working in conjunction with Impact 88.9FM, has produced several concerts, called Comma Concerts, featuring local musicians performing in various spaces in the Lansing area that anyone can tune into through the Impact 88.9FM YouTube channel. Inspired in part by NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts, a video series of live concerts at the…

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Honky Tonk Musical in Houston Showcases MSU Scene Design

A new musical opening in Houston, Texas, at Stages Repertory Theatre features scenic design by Michigan State University Professor of Scene Design Kirk Domer and Department of Theatre student Michael Gault (BFA Theatre Design ’20). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performances will be live-streamed Nov. 10-15, giving audiences in Michigan and around the world an opportunity to see what typically can only be seen by an in-person audience.  Honky Tonk Laundry, written and created…

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MSU Musical Theatre Students Workshop New Show Virtually

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre, in partnership with the Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity, will premiere “Medusa: A New Musical Development Documentary” as part of the annual ĭmáGen program. Virtual screenings of the documentary will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m.  The film, affectionately referred to by its…

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MSU Department of Theatre Presents The Bacchae

The MSU Department of Theatre will present The Bacchae by Euripides in Paul Woodruff’s translation. Directed by David Furumoto, this production, which runs April 12-21 at the Pasant Theatre, explores ancient Greek tragedy fused with classical Asian theatre aesthetics. The Bacchae tells a story of Dionysus, the god of wine. Supported by a Chorus of his followers (the Bacchae), Dionysus takes revenge on his mortal relatives in the…

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Department of Theatre Freshman Showcase Kicks Off Tonight

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre will present, as its Freshman Showcase, a magical production ofGiants Have Us in Their Books and Other Works by Jose Rivera, giving the new voices in the Department of Theatre an opportunity to shine. Directed by Department of Theatre Specialist Dionne O’Dell, this collection of short, fantastical, "children's plays for adults" is infused with magical realism and…

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Mapping the Sounds of Religion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCHEY3GrdDU&feature=emb_title BEHIND THE WILL is a video series that gives viewers an inside look into what drives our faculty’s research, teaching, and creativity at Michigan State University's College of Arts & Letters. Amy DeRogatis, Professor of Religion and American Culture in the Department of Religious Studies at Michigan State University, teaches courses on American religious history, religion, sex, gender, evangelicalism,…

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Department of Theatre to Present ‘The Misanthrope’

The MSU Department of Theatre is proud to present Molière’s The Misanthrope in a lively verse adaptation by Constance Congdon, based on a translation by Virginia Scott. Directed by Dan Smith, this biting comedy of manners brings rococo elegance and philosophical flair to the Arena Theatre November 10-19. “The Misanthrope is a play about friendship and love in a world of absolute…

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Students and Broadway Professionals Collaborate on New Musical

Anna Birmingham, a junior double majoring in Theatre and Social Relations and Policy with a minor in Musical Theatre, has spent the last two weeks working with Broadway professionals as part of the imáGen collaboration between MSU’s Department of Theatre and Wharton Center Institute for Arts & Creativity. Each year, since 2014, imáGen invites Broadway writers, actors, and dramaturges to…

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Professor Publishes First Ever Video Book

https://vimeo.com/187055623 Assistant Professor Alexandra Hidalgo has created the first collection of interconnected video essays around one topic. Cámara Retórica: A Feminist Filmmaking Methodology for Rhetoric and Composition is the first video book to be published. “As far as I can tell, I’m the first person to publish a video book, but there are a lot of people creating video essays,” Hidalgo said. “Video essays…

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Student Films Featured at Traverse City Film Festival

Several Michigan State University student-produced films will be screened at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), which runs July 25-30. The films feature the work of MSU's College of Arts & Letters, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, and College of Music. The following is a list of all the MSU student-produced films and when they will be shown…

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