Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright State actress is breaking new ground

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Wright State University student Nerissa Johnson is breaking barriers before an audience, and getting rave reviews. Johnson, who has Cerebral Palsy, is sharing a role as a flower vendor in Wright State Theatre’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” This week, she’ll … Continue reading

​‘Desire’ to turn up heat at Wright State

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Excerpt The kindness of strangers will once again propel the haunting, heartbreaking potency of Tennessee Williams’ 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Wright State University presents the landmark play beginning Thursday in the Festival Playhouse. Set in … Continue reading

Wright State Theatre presents the classic ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Wright State Theatre presents the classic 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Wright State Theatre’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 7 in the Festival Playhouse in the Creative Arts Center. Continue reading

Wright State well represented at Sundance Film Festival

Wright State well represented at Sundance Film Festival

Graduates of Wright State’s Motion Pictures program worked on several films featured at the Sundance Film Festival. Continue reading

Ready for the spotlight

Wright State acting major Heather Cooperman competed in prestigious acting competition in New York
Ready for the spotlight

Wright State acting major Heather Cooperman competes in prestigious acting competition in New York. Continue reading

From the stage to the director’s chair

Joe Deer, distinguished professor of musical theatre, wins the 2016 Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio for Arts Education
From the stage to the director's chair

Joe Deer, distinguished professor of musical theatre, wins the 2016 Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio for Arts Education. Continue reading

Adam Pascal Bound for Wright State

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Excerpt Tony Award nominee Adam Pascal, one of the finest pop/rock voices in contemporary musical theatre who garnered acclaim in Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking 1996 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Rent,” will perform a special acoustic concert Wednesday, Dec. 2 at … Continue reading

Legal laureate

Military duty, law career highlight journey of Wright State alum Garrett Gall '73
Legal laureate

Military duty during Vietnam and a long law career highlight the journey of Wright State alumnus Garrett Gall ’73. Continue reading

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

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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

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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