Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

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

‘Hot Mikado’ Review – Wright State University – Gotta Dance!

Wright State Theatre presents crowd-pleasing musical 'Hot Mikado'

Excerpt Without a doubt the first pleasant surprise of the fall is the area premiere of Wright State University’s highly entertaining and fabulously choreographed “Hot Mikado,” Rob Bowman and David H. Bell’s little-known 1986 jazz-era twist on Gilbert and Sullivan’s … Continue reading

Acting natural

Jason Kaufman brings his theater, movie, television moves to Wright State
Jason Kaufman

After performing on the stage and in movies and TV, Jason Kaufman teaches acting to students hoping for careers on Broadway and in Hollywood. Continue reading

Wright State Theatre presents crowd-pleasing musical ‘Hot Mikado’

'Hot Mikado' dance number

Wright State Theatre continues its 40th season with the smash hit musical “Hot Mikado” in the Festival Playhouse Oct. 23 to Nov. 9. Continue reading

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