We sat down with new film faculty member Afia Nathaniel to ask about her life, her artistic passions and what she's working on right now:
Q. Where were you when you found out you were an official selection by your country for an Academy Award? How did you feel?
By: Hadiyah Weaver
Temple Theaters kicked off the new 2018- 2019 season with The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace and the performance could not have been more timely. The play explores Dalton Chance’s teenage life as he finds himself entranced by the fearless and fascinating Pace Creegan. The performance is childlike and nostalgic but has a twist that will leave the audience a little shaken up. Amy Shoshana Blumberg (MFA ‘19) says the wicked twist of the play is a crucial clue into considering the social and political climate we face today.
Grad Student Design Environmental Set for Spelling Bee
by Hadiyah Weaver
Twenty-seven year old Kate St. John sat down in a red chair in the upper level breezeway of Annenberg Hall connected to the Tomlinson Theater wearing paint battered pants ready to begin her interview.
Former faculty member David A. Hale, a professor at Temple university for over thirty years passed away on February 13, 2018. David Hale began his career as the director of theater for the new Tomlinson Theater in the 1960s and became chair of the Department of Theater in 1975. Over the course of his long career at Temple, Hale was also head of the graduate design program and the undergraduate program.