Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

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

Wright State will celebrate Dayton’s legacy of peace

An Afghan boy is seen with a Minnie Mouse face mask in a local cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 10, 2006. Photo by Ziyah Gafic/VII Network

Wright State’s CELIA will celebrate the Dayton Peace Accords and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize with a photography exhibition, concert and literary conference. Continue reading

Film coverage

Wright State alumni play production parts in movies making noise at film festivals
They’ve got game

Wright State alumni Hannah Beachler ’05 and Tim Gebard ’91 worked on films earning buzz at film festivals around the country. Continue reading

Wright State will bring in Broadway luminaries

Jason Robert Brown headshot

Excerpt The yearlong program at Wright State University called “Musicals Rock” aims at immersing students and audiences in the world of Broadway pop and rock musicals. This year they will be introduced to Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Jason Robert … Continue reading

Wright State Theatre opens its 2015-16 season with ‘The Great Gatsby’


Wright State Theatre will open its 41st season with Simon Levy’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby,” on Sept. 24-Oct. 4 in the Festival Playhouse. Continue reading

CLASS action

College of Liberal Arts launches Center for Liberal Arts Student Success
Wayne Stark and Becca Salay talking

The new Center for Liberal Arts Student Success (CLASS) combines advising, faculty/student relationship-building, peer mentoring and career counseling. Continue reading

A moment in the spotlight

Wright State students, faculty and alumni perform live on stage with Kristin Chenoweth
Singers with Kristin Chenoweth

Wright State students, faculty and alumni perform live on stage at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering with Kristin Chenoweth. Continue reading

Staff honored for providing excellent service to Wright State


The President’s Awards for Excellence recognizes the vital role that classified and unclassified staff play in promoting and maintaining excellence at Wright State. Continue reading