Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks calls Wright State’s class of 2020  ‘the chosen ones’

Tom Hanks delivered a personal video message that was played during a virtual ceremony for students graduating from Wright State’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures. Continue reading

ArtsUNgala generates scholarship support for students

$150,000 raised for students in the fine and performing arts

Sponsors, patrons, community members, faculty and staff generously contributed to ArtsGala even after the event was canceled. Continue reading

Mask appeal

Wright State Theatre Program faculty and students make masks for first responders and health care workers

Carly Kimmins, costume shop manager, and a team of theatre design and technology students have made and distributed about 900 cloth masks. Continue reading

Flight path

Wright State alum Adam White directs historical aviation documentary airing nationally on PBS

Wright State motion pictures grad Adam White produces five-part documentary series on aircraft restoration. Continue reading

Actor advocate

How Alicia Rodis ’05 is changing sex scenes in TV and film forever

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HBO hired intimacy coordinator Alicia Rodis ’05. Continue reading

Behind the curtain

Weeks of communication and collaboration between cast and crew bring "Peter and the Starcatcher" to life on stage

For 10 performances, a cast and crew of students and faculty took audiences on a journey aboard two ships to a faraway island where a young girl becomes the heroine and a young orphan boy finds his name and a place to forever call home.
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Students say scholarships generated by ArtsGala at Wright State crucial

ArtsGala on March 28 raises scholarship funds for Wright State’s outstanding fine and performing arts students. Continue reading

Wright State Theatre presents the political thriller ‘An Enemy of the People’

Wright State Theatre’s production of the classic Ibsen drama “An Enemy of the People” runs from Feb. 21 to March 1 in the Herbst Theatre. Continue reading

Wright State motion pictures program celebrates Oscar with Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar

Fresh off winning their first Oscar, Wright State filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar returned to campus to celebrate with students and faculty. Continue reading

‘American Factory’ by Wright State filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar wins Oscar for best documentary

“American Factory” was developed when Reichert and Bognar served as faculty members at Wright State and involved numerous university faculty members, staff, students and alumni. Continue reading