Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright State filmmaker to premiere short film at Telluride festival

Andy Holyoke at the Little Art Theatre

Wright State filmmaker Steven Bognar’s latest short documentary highlights local movie theater’s transition from film to a digital projection system.
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Wright State grad Nicole Riegel among 2014’s New Faces of Independent Film

Nicole Riegel

Movie screenwriter and Wright State graduate Nicole Riegel has been named by Filmmaker magazine as among 2014’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Continue reading

Saluting Dayton’s 2013-14 theater season

Wright State Theatre set to perform ‘Les Misérables’

Excerpt Looking back on Dayton’s commendable 2013–14 theater season, appealing stories reflecting cries of revolution, love and forgiveness, identity and family, and rewarding memories. Wright State University certainly triumphed with an exceptional “Les Misérables” which catapulted its musical theater component to astonishing … Continue reading

Wright State grad wins two Daytime Emmys for art direction and design

Martin D. Fahrer

Martin Fahrer ’89 received his fifth and sixth Daytime Emmys in Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design at 41st annual awards ceremony. Continue reading

Wright State grad’s documentary series screening at Air Force museum

The Restorers crew

Series of television documentaries on restoring vintage aircraft, created by motion pictures graduate Adam White, now showing at Air Force museum’s IMAX theater. Continue reading

Actress Ruby Dee had connections to Wright State University

Wright State Theatre wades back into the rising waters of 1913 flood

Excerpt Faculty members at Wright State University had the honor of working with noted actress and activist Ruby Dee on at least two occasions. Dee, who died at age 91 in her home Wednesday night, is remembered as both “vivacious” and “gracious.” Along with … Continue reading

Wright State grads’ documentary to play at Cannes Film Festival

Josh Deane, Tarik Sultan and Yasser Souisri

A documentary by two recent Wright State Motion Pictures graduates will play at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner. Continue reading

Wright State alumni nominated for Student Academy Award

Ashley Brandon

Wright State grads’ film about a Vietnamese immigrant who teaches youth mixed martial arts out of a nail salon nominated for Student Academy Award. Continue reading

Linda Vista program helped family in need

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Excerpt Aisha Ford, a junior majoring in film studies at Wright State University, has a life story to tell that she isn’t afraid to share. She’s spoken out for Linda Vista, a program for women and children victimized by abuse … Continue reading

Tony nominees have local connections

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Excerpt The Human Race Theatre Company, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and Wright State University all have reason to celebrate today. A number of theater professionals responsible for Tony-nominated Broadway shows have local connections. … Wright State grads … Continue reading