Last fall, senior Ali Caiazzo spent the semester in Florida with the Disney College Program. The Disney College allows students from around the country to work and learn at their resorts. Participants fulfill roles from concierge to character performer while living with other students and taking courses in subjects such as marketing and leadership. Ali, a longtime Disney fan, was incredibly excited to participate in this unique opportunity.
MainStreet Musicals Inc. will be collaborating with Temple Theaters in presenting three staged readings in Randall Theater from January 10-11. With both professional actors and student performers, these readings include Merton of the Movies, directed by Temple Theaters' Artistic Director Douglas C. Wager; Pride and Prejudice, directed by Professor Peter Reynolds; and Under Fire, directed by Nick Anselmo of Drexel University.
In Conflict, the award-winning play adapted by Douglas C. Wager, will be screened at Tomlinson Theater on November 15 at 7:30 pm in honor of Temple University's Military Appreciation Month. In Conflict, based on the book by Yvonne Latty, is a collection of personal stories from Iraq War veterans. This presentation will include a special Q&A session with Wager and Latty.
From a professional viewpoint that spans from auditions and callbacks to single file lines and raised hands, Alice Gatling, a third year MFA Acting student, finds that her love for children and her desire to act makes her purpose as actor and educator even more impactful.
New student organization develops student-driven theater
By Deneia Washington
“Vibrant culture,” describes the expected outcome of student drive in the Theater Department. With constant streams of student produced productions but moderate student engagement, one sought out to rejuvenate the culture of student theater. Junior Alex Monsell felt fit for the task.
Graduate student connects community and theater by Deneia Washington Outreach is what brings many college students and community leaders together with knowledge-seeking youth in hopes that new information and new tools will help one steer away from a costly and dangerous path that may harm their future. But community outreach is not something that should be taken lightly.
Temple Theaters’ produces a world premiere drama on bullying
Temple Theaters concludes its 2013–2014 season with a groundbreaking new drama, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. Adapted and directed by Douglas C. Wager, associate dean of the Division of Theater, Film and Media arts, it is based on a pioneering book of the same name by Rachel Simmons, an author and educator.
In addition to its dedication to academic and professional excellence, the Temple UniversityDepartment of Theater's strives to instill in our students an ethical aspiration to become true Citizen Artists.