Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures

Wright State’s Creative Arts Center goes red to draw attention to and support for COVID-impacted arts

Glowing red, Wright State University’s Creative Arts Center was part of a nationwide event to draw attention to the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the arts industry and appeal for congressional aid. Continue reading

Wright State Theatre performances in 2019-20 win applause from Dayton Most Metro

Theatre reporter Russell Florence Jr. said he was impressed with Wright State Theatre’s “wonderful knockouts.” Continue reading

Alumni Achievement Awards honor Wright State’s finest

This year’s honorees are Steven Bognar ’86; Steven Adams, ’87, ’89; Joey Monda ’12; Carol Graff; and James Helton ’04. Continue reading

Wright State acting grad Matt Neal launches Virtual Theatre

The Virtual Theatre, founded by 2007 graduate Matt Neal, will present “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms” online Aug. 7–16. Continue reading

Wright State faculty work to strengthen online courses for fall semester

Better online courses and more online offerings will greet Wright State students this fall semester thanks to the faculty’s strong response to training and their creative approaches to remote teaching. Continue reading

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