Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Terminal triumph

Art installation by Wright State alum Kailah Ware graces Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Kailah Ware, who graduated from Wright State with a degree in motion pictures, created “One Degree of Separation,” a mix-media art installation celebrating Cincinnati. Continue reading

Complexions Contemporary Ballet to hold residency, perform in concert

Artists with Complexions Contemporary Ballet will teach master classes for dance students at Wright State, then perform in concert Sept. 28 at the Victoria Theatre. Continue reading

Soul’d Out crowd

Wright State theatre studies majors November Jones, Christopher Layton and Nasir Peterson formed the singing group Soul’d Out this spring and had an opportunity that most groups only dream about. Continue reading

Great ferment

Wright State history alum Jeff Fortney '08 putting FigLeaf Brewing Co. on the map

Jeff Fortney parlays a degree in history and the study of theatre set design at Wright State into a growing brewing business. Continue reading

Former Wright State theatre student directs sensory-friendly performances

Ryan Scarlata designs performances for people with sensory sensitivities at the Columbus Children’s Theatre, where he is the associate artistic director. Continue reading

Cruise control

Ocean-going vessels provide the stage for Wright State theatre, dance alums

Wright State performing arts grads find career success performing on cruise ships. Continue reading

WYSO interviews Wright State film students about 2017 Big Lens Film Fest

Excerpt Leah Byrd (Hot & Bothered), Kris Kristensen (Jak), and E.R. Dickey (…He Didn’t Even Leave a Note) are all writer/directors soon to graduate from Wright State University’s film program.  They’ll each be showcasing work at the 2017 Big Lens … Continue reading

2017 Big Lens Film Festival to showcase student work

Writer/director Christopher Blazavich and producer Kara Lynch are seniors preparing to graduate from Wright State University’s film program. Their work will be among seven films screened at the Big Lens Film Festival, a yearly event that showcases the work of … Continue reading

Legacies series brings musical theatre professionals to Wright State students

When it comes to the craft of theater, not everything can be learned in a classroom. There’s a long history of theater professionals sharing their knowledge with younger generations. At Wright State University, the Musical Theatre Initiative continues that tradition … Continue reading

Dancing with the star

Dance students Jaelyn Blake and Jacob Shade win scholarships to attend 'intensive' with acclaimed choreographer Dwight Rhoden

The dance majors will attend Dwight Rhoden’s two-week “intensive” in Los Angeles tuition-free. Continue reading