Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright State Theatre opens 2014–15 season with August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

Wright State Theatre opens 2014–15 season with August Wilson’s ‘Fences’

Wright State Theatre presents August Wilson’s landmark drama “Fences” in the Festival Playhouse Sept. 18–28. Continue reading

Wright State opens 40th season with ‘Fences’

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Excerpt August Wilson’s 1987 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Fences,” an indelible portion of Wilson’s impressive 10-part “Pittsburgh Cycle” chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century, opens Wright State University’s 40th anniversary season Thursday. In this profound, riveting tale … Continue reading

Staff, units recognized for excellence

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Staff are recognized for excellence in areas such as leadership, human relations, service, collaboration and innovation. Continue reading

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