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April 22, 2008

2008 issue of Applause posted

The 2008 edition of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance's annual publication Applause is now online. Visit our alumni page at theatre.umn.edu/alumni to download it in PDF format.

April 18, 2008

U of M/Guthrie BFA Actors Shine in Midsummer and New Plays

University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program students and alumni are shining on the Guthrie's stages this spring. Through April 27th, see the current Senior Company of the program perform its annual New Plays Series. Well into June, get your tickets early to see several BFA Acting alumni in the popular A Midsummer Night's Dream. Take a look at guthrietheater.org for more information about both of these events, and to see interviews with Midsummer cast members. A preview story and wonderful video about Midsummer also appears at StarTribune.com

For more information about the U of M/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, visit theatre.umn.edu.

April 11, 2008

U of M and Related Theatre Openings April 11

April is a big month for U of M Theatre events:

University Theatre & Dance presents "The Wiz" April 11-19 at Rarig Center. Directed by Dominic Taylor, this new spin on a classic brings the Emerald City to the U of M campus, and Dorothy is a college student, who needs to find her way through the college experience. More on "The Wiz" at theatre.umn.edu/thewiz.

Also, the Senior Company of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Traning Program opens its "New Plays" at the Guthrie Theater April 11-27. See three new, challenging works performed by the Twin Cities next wave of acting talent. For more information, visit www.guthrietheater.org.

Plus, U of M theatre alumni Charles Nolte and Shirley Venard, along with Bill Semans, star in "Exit Strategies" at the Mixed Blood Theatre. With the slogan "You're never too old. NEVER." this show provides a unique perspective on aging. It runs now through May 4th. For more information, visit www.exitstrategytheplay.com .

Be sure to check out all of the amazing events happening in the West Bank Arts Quarter, and sign up for email updates at www.artsquarter.umn.edu.