Start spreading the news – Four IU students travel to New York for show tune extravaganza

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: On Aug. 21, four Indiana University student performers will travel to New York City to participate in the Sixth Annual Carner and Gregor Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza. The show at the New York supper club 54 Below will consist of 11 of the best up-and-coming musical […]

Ready, set change: Indiana Festival Theatre begins its repertory shows

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Indiana Festival Theatre began its July performance schedule with Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” on July 5.  Following that will be the opening of “The Miracle Worker,” the heartwarming story of Helen Keller, on July 11. Both shows run through to the end of July. So how […]

IU professor Selene Carter chosen to participate in dance intensive

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: When IU professor Selene Carter sat down to begin writing her application for Devices – a rigorous choreographic intensive based in New York City – she contemplated whether she wanted to impress Doug Varone, who would be leading the program, or be herself. Carter stuck with […]

IU choreographed work ‘Minor Bodies’ selected for national festival

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: Indiana University choreography has been selected to showcase at the 2014 National College Dance Festival in June at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ryan Galloway and Shannon Kazan, IU senior dance majors, will perform “Minor Bodies,” which was choreographed […]

Hammer & Nail: Spotlight on original choreography and musical composition by IU students

IU students will showcase their original choreography and musical compositions this week during the annual Hammer & Nail concert, held once again at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. Each night features two shows, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Admission is free but a food donation to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank is encouraged.

‘At First Sight’ repertory helps IU playwriting students hone their artistic voice

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: Iris Dauterman tends to use writing as a means of banging her head against the wall – figuratively, not literally. A self-described “existential, angsty type of person,” Dauterman, a second-year MFA playwriting student at IU Bloomington, said she has a tendency to take on big issues […]

IU students reap benefits from visit by Alvin Ailey dance company

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Lena Morris: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a modern dance company started in New York City in 1958, is known for its extraordinary talent, international scope and impeccable history. When the troupe performed at IU Auditorium last week, Bloomington residents got to see the company’s most well known […]

Prose before bros: IU Theatre tries out social media experiment

@LearIU: @GonerilIU @AlbanyIU Listen, you ingrate, you try to father three daughters without mainlining Scotch. #kinglearIU #serpentstongue #hungover @EarlofKentIU: What have I been doing while in exile? CAT MEMES! (I’m totally not disguised as Caius.) #kentlikescats #kinglearIU @GonerilIU: @CordeliaIU You better check yourself before you wreck yourself, girl. Retweeted rap lyrics and parenting advice. Musings […]

IU exchange student creates one-woman play about Rachael’s Café owner

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: About four years ago, England native Lucy Danser met Rachael Jones, owner of Bloomington coffee house and music venue Rachael’s Café. Danser, then an IU exchange student from the University of Kent, was interviewing people to create a monologue for IU Department of Theatre, Drama and […]

IU alum takes on role in Fox’s new comedy, ‘Enlisted’

Even if you missed the recent series premiere, you really should tune into this week’s episode of Fox’s new comedy, “Enlisted.” Why? To see alumna Angelique Cabral take on the role of Staff Sgt. Jill Perez, the confident, funny and tough female counterpoint to the show’s male lead character — a dream role for the […]