In the wake of sexual assault allegations being raised in the public eye over the past few years, statements such as these have become a constant in discussions about sexual crimes. As a response to societal misunderstandings about sexual assault and to bring awareness about the issue, a social movement—known through the hashtag of #MeToo—has dominated popular media as more and more people decide to share their stories.
At Colorado State University, freshman theatre majors in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance are exploring the #MeToo movement for their annual Freshman Theatre Project. On Nov. 30, two sections of the freshman theatre seminar—33 students altogether—will showcase the work they’ve done over the course of the semester. In order to do so, the students and faculty director Professor Walt Jones turned to the “joint stock” method of acting.
“I give you life in the memory of one who no longer lives. May you have a long life, and may you thank Matthew every day for it.” —Dennis Shepard 2018 marks 20 years since Matthew Shepard’s death. CSU Theatre is presenting The Laramie Project, the seminal production about the Wyoming student’s murder, from Sept. 28 […]
By Nicole Towne, SMTD Publicity Intern Twenty years from tomorrow, a young woman named Estella finds herself pregnant. She lives in an underground bunker with her love interest, Leopold. The current state of the earth above is deemed to be uninhabitable, and the two are surviving off a dwindling number of food pellets. This is […]
By Brody Hornaday, SMTD Publicity Intern During last week’s evening rehearsal, the stage of the University Theater was filled with students singing their hearts out in a musical about a pertinent political dystopia where citizens need to pay to use the toilet. Urinetown: The Musical, Colorado State University Theatre’s new satirical musical packed with relevant […]
The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is proud to announce that Heather Bellotti, office manager for the School, has received Colorado State University’s 2017-2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and service to the University by State Classified employees. In her nomination of Heather, Music Therapy Professor Blythe […]
By Jennifer Clary Jacobs with Laura Jones For Laura Jones, one of her favorite weeks of the year is happening right now! The long-time theatre professor is spending Feb. 19-23 in Spokane, Washington at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s regional conference, taking more than three dozen students and faculty with her to the […]
“Light abandons us and a darkness replaces it.” Instantly, a billion cicadas begin trilling in the dense, velvety void. ~ Prologue, Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Drenched in historic and relevant themes dealing with race relations and suppressed emotions, Colorado State University Theatre’s daring play is fairly new and being performed in the region for the first […]
General Information In the Spring of 2018, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University Center for the Arts will have two (2) available internship positions. The following information applies to both positions: Department: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; University Center for the Arts, Marketing Office, Rm. 112Academic Credit Offered: YesHours Per […]
By Erin Pihl, SMTD Publicity Intern There are very few experiences that can match the fear and uncertainty of becoming a college freshman. It’s a time of potentially crippling vulnerability when you’ve exposed yourself to a whole new world, awaiting certain judgment. In other words, it’s a lot like acting. This year’s Freshman Theatre Project […]
By Tyler Stup, SMTD Publicity Intern What if you could see a play that was also a Rorschach test? In some ways, Caryl Churchill’s play Love and Information is just like that. The play doesn’t have a continual plot, nor does it contain characters you are introduced to and follow. Instead, the play is comprised […]