Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright State stages ‘Hot Mikado’

'Hot Mikado' group sing along

Excerpt Wright State University’s 40th anniversary season continues Thursday, Oct. 23 with its opening of the rarely staged, dance-heavy musical “The Hot Mikado,” a swinging 1940s jazz and blues twist on the classic 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera “The … Continue reading

Tom Hanks’ strong connection to Wright State University springs from his early acting days

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks, co-chair of Wright State’s Rise.Shine. fundraising campaign, has a long-running love affair with the university. Continue reading

‘Fences’ review – Wright State University – The American family in conflict

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

Excerpt August Wilson’s tremendously visceral 1987 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Fences,” among the finest inclusions in his remarkable 10-play “Pittsburgh Cycle” chronicling the African-American experience in the 20th century, opens Wright State University’s 40th anniversary season with emotionally riveting … Continue reading

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