Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Aviation filmmaker, Wright State grad to give keynote at Public History Symposium

Adam White

Wright State’s Public History Graduate Symposium will explore “History Through a Prism: Untold Stories” on March 13. Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts faculty to discuss research at conference Feb. 9

Paul Lockhart

College of Liberal Arts faculty will discuss their research, ranging from a Prophet Moses Festival in Jerusalem to musical theatre to Dayton during World War I, at a conference Feb. 9. Continue reading

Wright State dance students to premiere choreography work

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“Emerging Choreographers 2015″ concert will feature new choreographic works by five seniors and 13 juniors in the Wright State dance program on Feb. 14-15. Continue reading

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