IU professor gives thoughts on ‘China Remixed’ collaboration with Taipei National University of the Arts students

Guest blog by IU associate professor and director of contemporary dance Elizabeth Shea: Next week, 22 dance majors from Taipei National University of the Arts will arrive on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for a week of cultural exchange. IU’s very own contemporary dance majors, housed in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, will […]

First Thursdays arts and humanities festival offers costume party, dance and fresh fare

IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino contributed to this story: IU Bloomington’s new monthly celebration of the arts and humanities will return Oct. 6 with a fresh schedule of entertainment and activities. First Thursdays are free festivals designed to engage students and other members of the community at Indiana University, in Bloomington and beyond. The action […]

Creative team returns to IU to present their premiere musical, ‘The King’s Critique’

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Nat Zegree comes alive when he plays the piano. Already full of energy, the upbeat song he is banging out on the keys has a little bit of him in it, much like the rest of “The King’s Critique.” He is, after all, its co-writer and musical […]

Graduating IU students honored for their work at national technical theater conference

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: The United States Institute of Theatre Technology recognized three IU students during their annual conference as part of the Young Designer’s Forum. The conference, held in March in Salt Lake City, Utah, gave these students an opportunity to showcase their technical work for professionals and fellow students alike. The three […]

‘As You Like It’ moves between worlds of student and professional, forest and royal court

Indiana Festival Theatre will start its 2015 season Friday with “As You Like It.” For local audiences, it is a chance to be entertained by professional and student actors in one of William Shakespeare’s most loved — and most lovestruck – comedies. The play will be performed in repertory with “The Gentleman from Indiana” through […]

Broadway star Audra McDonald makes time at IU to lead master class for musical theater students

  Audra McDonald has won an unprecedented six Tony Awards, one of them for the Terrence McNally play “Master Class.” Yesterday at Indiana University, McDonald taught a master class of her own. The singer and actress, who was in town for a concert at IU Auditorium, generously shared her wisdom and talent with an enthusiastic […]

IU Theatre to stage timely drama ‘Good Kids,’ present special programs on sexual violence

“I’ve never worked on a piece of theater that is at the intersection of so many compelling current issues.” Director Jonathan Michaelsen used these words to describe Naomi Iizuka’s thought-provoking drama “Good Kids,” which will open Friday, Feb. 6, at Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance’s Wells-Metz Theatre. “Good Kids” is a […]

Halloween campus events preview

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Halloween isn’t just about kids, costumes and candy. If you’re looking for some eerie entertainment this month, here are some arts events on campus that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. At the IU Auditorium –  Dennis James Hosts Halloween, 7:30 p.m. Oct. […]

IU choreographer set to present work in New York’s Dumbo Dance Festival

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Elizabeth Shea, Associate Professor and Director of Contemporary Dance in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University Bloomington, has been invited to showcase her work at the 14th Annual Dumbo Dance Festival in New York City. “I’ve never submitted work before, […]

New musical ‘Moses Man’ wraps up IU summer theater season with three performances

Post by IU Communications colleagues Karen Land and Milana Katic: Indiana Festival Theatre ends its 2014 season with the rare opportunity to see a new musical still in evolution. The musical also is unusual because its subject isn’t typical summer fare. “Moses Man” recounts a family’s harrowing but triumphant escape from Nazi-era Vienna. “Moses Man” will […]