Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Over 700 attend 2014 ArtsGala

In customary fashion, Arts Gala 2014 kicked off with a patriotic show that's always a crowd pleaser.

Wright State University’s annual ArtsGala offered patrons a night of unparalleled entertainment. Continue reading

Wright State breaks ground on Creative Arts Center renovation project

New accessible entrance at CAC

The Creative Arts Center project include new gallery space, art and performance studios, motion picture production studio, classrooms and an iconic, accessible entrance. Continue reading

Theatre students storm barricades with premiere of ‘Les Miserables’

Wright State Theatre set to perform ‘Les Misérables’

Wright State University Theatre continues its 39th season in the Festival Playhouse with the Tony Award-winning “Les Misérables” March 20 through April 6. Continue reading

Student-made documentary to generate support for Rwandan communities at March 20 premiere

Wright State film student Brad Wickham

Wright State film student Brad Wickham has produced a documentary on how developmental agencies are helping Rwandans recover from genocide. Continue reading

Wright State prepares ‘Les Misérables’

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Excerpt Do you hear the people sing? Wright State University hopes so to soaring degrees when it delivers the local collegiate premiere of “Les Misérables,” Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg’s 1987 Tony Award-winning pop opera phenomenon adapted from Victor Hugo’s … Continue reading

Film preservationist, Wright State alum to give keynote at Public History Symposium

George Willeman, from These Amazing Shadows

Scheduled for March 14, the annual Public History Graduate Symposium will focus on “The Future is Our History” and include presentations by public history graduate students. Continue reading

CUPA study finds arts responsible for 18,000 jobs, almost $800 million in income in Dayton region

Wright State’s liberal arts programs bolster region's creative community, have significant impact on economy

An analysis by Wright State’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs estimates that the creative industries in the Greater Dayton region accounted for 18,000 jobs and $799 million in labor income last year. Continue reading

Dayton Ballet to feature world premiere by Wright State grad Susanne Payne

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Excerpt You may have wondered how a choreographer comes up with the idea for a new dance. In the case of Wright State University graduate Susanne Payne, it all began with a book she couldn’t put down. The result, “Dreams … Continue reading

‘The Magic Fire’ review – Wright State University – our private world

Wright State University Theatre set to perform ‘The Magic Fire’

Excerpt Wright State University returns to sophisticated fare with a beautifully executed regional premiere of Lillian Groag’s semi-autobiographical, thought-provoking Argentinean drama The Magic Fire. Commissioned and originally produced in 1997 by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the engrossing, highbrow Magic Fire concerns … Continue reading

Pair of Wright State students to perform in this weekend’s DCDC performance

Pair of Wright State students to perform in this weekend’s DCDC performance

Wright State University senior dance majors Alexis Evans-Krueger and Abby Leithart will perform with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) for two shows this weekend… Continue reading