Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Suttle fame

Music video by Wright State employees Jamie and Chris Suttle airs on a national country music network

New video for “Chasing Smoke” earns Jamie Suttle and her band national exposure. Continue reading

Wright State theatre alum Jasmine Batchelor starring in ‘The Surrogate’

Wright State theatre alumna Jasmine Batchelor has received critical acclaim for her performance in “The Surrogate.” Continue reading

Joe Deer co-chair of Musical Theatre Education in COVID Times symposium initiative

The online symposium will address health and safety concerns in teaching singing, dance and acting classes as well as production challenges. Continue reading

Wright State University Foundation awards Students First Fund grants

12 projects selected for the second year of Students First funding

The 12 projects selected for funding will have far-reaching impacts on both the Dayton and Lake campuses. Continue reading

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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