Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright State Theatre presents Jane Austen’s classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Bennett sisters in Pride and Prejudice

Wright State University Theatre’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” opens Jan. 29 and runs through Feb. 8 in the Festival Playhouse in the Creative Arts Center. Continue reading

Broadway star Leslie Uggams delivers inspiring message to Wright State students

Leslie Uggams and Joe Deer

Wright State performing arts students received coaching and encouragement from Broadway star Leslie Uggams during her inspiring visit to campus. Continue reading

Leslie Uggams performs in concert, conducts master classes at Wright State this week

Leslie Uggams on stage

Excerpt Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams will share her insights and talents with students of the Wright State University Musical Theatre Program today and tomorrow, January 22-23 in Dayton, Ohio. Uggams will become the first major … Continue reading

Leslie Uggams Q&A

Leslie Uggams

Excerpt “Leslie Uggams embodies so much of what Wright State University’s theater department values,” said Joe Deer, WSU musical theater professor and director of the Musical Theatre Initiative who appeared with Uggams in “Anything Goes.” “Leslie is an incredible entertainer, … Continue reading

Broadway star Leslie Uggams to visit Wright State musical theatre program

Leslie Uggams on stage

Actress and singer Leslie Uggams will work with Wright State students and perform in concert as a visiting artist of the university’s Musical Theatre Initiative. Continue reading

Dare to Defy prepares compelling ‘Last Five Years’

Dare to Defy prepares compelling ‘Last Five Years’

​Excerpt Wright State University senior musical theater majors Ian Benjamin and Kelsey Pohl star in Dare to Defy Productions’ staging of Jason Robert Brown’s humorous, romantic and heartbreaking 2002 musical “The Last Five Years,” scheduled for Friday, Jan. 2, and … Continue reading

Wright State grad creates sets for television, film

Martin D. Fahrer

Excerpt When his fourth-grade teacher told him his drawings were “just scribbles,” Martin Fahrer stopped making art. But when his Wright State University professor, Joe Tilford, insisted he learn to draw if he wanted to become a stage designer, he reconsidered … Continue reading

Wright State, WYSO collaborate on veterans radio project

Jeremy Dobbins, Will Davis and Allison Loy

Wright State student veterans create radio series examining veterans’ experiences transitioning to civilian life. Continue reading

Collegiate Theatrics: Emma Jordan of Wright State University

Emma Jordan on stage

Excerpt For people who have known her since she was a child, it may seem like Emma Jordan has been fated to live a life onstage. Growing up in her hometown of Dickson, she was acting on stages throughout Middle … Continue reading

Wright State Theatre presents modern take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Romeo and Juliet flyer

Wright State Theatre continues its 40th season with a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Nov. 14–23. Continue reading