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New Faces for Duke Players Fall Show

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
It is unusual for a freshman to arrive at Duke with enough confidence to jump in to directing, but Sonali Mehta is a first-year student whose background already includes acting, directing and working tech. Sometimes the hardest part of directing is getting people excited about your vision so that...

Theatrically Investigating What Makes Trump Tick

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Award-winning playwright Neal Bell recently saw the just-released, controversial show The Trump Card, as directed by Duke Theater Studies department chair Jeff Storer for regional playhouse Manbites Dog Theater. Created by master storyteller Mike Daisey, The Trump Card dramatically analyzes one of...

1st-yr Director casting Nov. Show

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
***OPEN CASTING CALL*** for the Duke Players fall show: The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney, directed by freshman Sonali Mehta. We're looking for versatile actors, as well as people interested in stage management, lights, and/or sound. To sign up and learn more about auditions, visit ...

Close Encounters with The Civilians

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Duke students have several first-hand opportunities to engage with Obie award-winning theater artists The Civilians this month.  The Civilians, a Brooklyn-based investigative theater company, begin the first installment of a unique three-part residency with performances of their...

NY Times Rave Review for Duke Faculty Torry Bend's Show

Monday, June 27, 2016
NY Times theater critic Ben Brantley has designated Duke Theater Studies faculty member Torry Bend’s mixed-media puppet show The Paper Hat Game as a NYT Critics’ Pick, calling it “enchanting” and “an unexpected mitzvah that shakes the urban blinders off our eyes and forces us to see the uncanny...

Theater Studies major Kari Barclay receives Sudler Prize in the Arts!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Louis Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts is presented annually by the Duke University Council for the Arts to the graduating senior with the most exceptional record of artistic achievement throughout his or her undergraduate years. We are delighted to announce that graduating...

Bringing BOB to Duke: an amazing exchange of energy

Friday, April 1, 2016
Ellen Hemphill, director of Archipelago Theatre and Duke faculty member, has chosen a wide-open comedy for this spring’s mainstage production, BOB: a life in five acts by San Francisco playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb.   In Nachtrieb’s words, “BOB chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob...

Indictment matinee added

Monday, February 29, 2016
The Saturday March 5 showing of An Indictment will be in the afternoon, starting at 2:00pm. Because, wow, the Duke-UNC game start time got moved to Saturday night, March 5 so it can be on TV!  But we were presenting the staged reading of Kari Barclay's original script An Indictment that night...

Department Student Award Applications now open!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Applications for Theater Studies departmental awards http://theaterstudies.duke.edu/academics/student-awards are now being accepted.  Some awards (the Alex Cohen Award, the Forlines Family Theater Studies Grant, and the Reynolds Price Award) require student submissions and those are due by...

Summer apprenticeships in Aspen!

Monday, February 1, 2016
Theatre Aspen, one of the West’s most highly regarded theater companies, announced today that it wants Duke students to apply for its Summer 2016 theater apprentice program. Excitingly, Duke alumnus David Lambert has fully funded two apprenticeship positions specifically for Duke students. The...

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