Play Sparks Educational Outreach in Michigan

The Department of Theatre’s final main stage production of the 2016-2017 academic year is being used as an opportunity to help bring awareness to the Flint water crisis with several events planned, including a symposium, lobby display, and educational outreach. MSU’s Department of Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning, Broadway show Urinetown, written by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, on April…

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Creating Theatre Magic Through Digital Media

Professor Alison Dobbins works on cueing software for digital media on the set of The Tempest. Step inside the Michigan State University Wharton Center for Performing Arts Pasant Theatre on a Thursday afternoon and you might be surprised by the way in which MSU students are preparing for a production of Shakespeare’s 450-year-old play, The Tempest. There are no actors, no candlelit stage,…

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Theatre Production: Temple

MSU Department of Theatre students have the opportunity of learning from and working with top Broadway performers and an internationally acclaimed director as part of the ĭmáGen 2016 production. A unique educational collaboration between the MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU’s Department of Theatre, ĭmáGen annually brings together, on the same stage,…

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MSU to Have Its Biggest Presence Ever at TC Film Fest

As the main educational sponsor for the Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF), Michigan State University is contributing to the international film fest in more ways than one. This year’s TCFF will feature MSU student-produced films, an MSU interactive multimedia gallery, MSU film school presentation, and even a Spartan Headquarters! New to the festival, the Spartan Headquarters, located at 333 E. State…

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Producer of Oscar-Winning Film to Advise Theatre 2 Film Students

Producer Kathleen Glynn This year’s MSU Theatre 2 Film project will benefit from the advice and expertise of Kathleen Glynn, producer of the Academy Award-winning film, “Bowling for Columbine.” Theatre 2 Film is a large-scale, collaborative project between the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, College of Arts & Letters and College of Music where students take an original student…

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‘Hmong Memory at the Crossroads’ Film Premiere

The College of Arts & Letters Department of Romance and Classical Studies will premiere the documentary film Hmong Memory at the Crossroads at 4:00 pm, Monday, February 15, 2016 in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. Admission is FREE and open to the public. A discussion and reception will follow. https://vimeo.com/138744767 Film Synopsis…

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Independent Film to be Screened at Film Festival

“The Evolution of Bert,” a film by Jeff Wray, associate professor of film studies, is being screened in The Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles this month. The PAFF’s goal is to present and showcase the broad spectrum of black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. The 75-minute independent feature film tells…

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