Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Upgrades to Wright State’s Creative Art Center will impact the region


Kristin Sobolik, dean of Wright State’s College of Liberal Arts, talks about the modernization and expansion of the Creative Arts Center, home of the university’s performing and fine arts programs. The CAC project includes renovating existing classrooms, studio spaces, labs … Continue reading

‘Chicago’ review: How to get away with murder


Excerpt Long before Annalise Keating displayed tremendous legal savvy, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly knew how to get away with murder in the Windy City of the Roaring Twenties. And it’s a lot of fun seeing these merry murderesses of … Continue reading

Wright State presents fun, slick, cynical ‘Chicago’


Excerpt Murder, feuds, manipulation, and all that jazz energizes the sexy, scintillating and cynical world of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s classic 1975 musical “Chicago” which begins performances Thursday, Oct. 29 at Wright State University. Bolstered in popularity … Continue reading

Wright State Theatre presents Broadway classic ‘Chicago’

Wright State Theatre presents Broadway classic 'Chicago'

Wright State Theatre continues its 41st season in the Festival Playhouse with the hit Broadway musical “Chicago” Oct. 29 to Nov. 15. Continue reading

Big Lens Film Festival slated for Friday, Oct. 16


Excerpt At the age of 15, Eryn Montgomery took a high school film-making class and immediately realized she’d found her calling. “I was always interested in film, and that year I wouldn’t do homework for any of my other classes, … Continue reading

Big Lens Film Festival to showcase new works by Wright State students


New short films by 12 Wright State motion pictures students will premier at the annual Big Lens Film Festival on Oct. 16 at the Dayton Art Institute.
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TEDxDayton to feature many Wright State faculty, alumni

TEDxDayton2014 to have Wright State flavor

A number of Wright State faculty and alumni will participate in the third annual TEDxDayton on Oct. 16. Continue reading

Wright State and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company formalize a new partnership.

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

Excerpt When two powerhouse organizations unite, great things are expected to transpire. With the new partnership between Wright State University (WSU) and the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), the organizations and community members are ready to make that happen. Ro … Continue reading

Broadway stars coming to Wright State as part of pop/rock series

Jason Robert Brown headshot

Wright State theatre students will work alongside Broadway stars and master teachers during “Musicals Rock,” a yearlong celebration of contemporary musical theatre. Continue reading

Curtain call

Abe Bassett recalls early days of Wright State’s theatre program in ‘Producer’s Notes’
Abe Bassett in the theatre

Abe Bassett, founder of Wright State’s theatre program, recalls the department’s early days in his new book, “Producer’s Notes.” Continue reading