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Phila Inquirer Highlights Audition Prep Class

Dec 21 2016

Actors go on auditions all the time, but they rarely receive the critical but nurturing feedback that they hear in Jennie Eisenhower's "Musical Theater: Dress Rehearsal" class.

Eisenhower brings in casting directors and other professionals from around the city throughout the semester. Her students receive real-world audition experiences in the classroom along with valuable observations and assessments to help them prepare for life after college.

Student Spotlight: Steven Harding

Nov 9 2015

Junior theater major seeks challenges outside the classroom

By Logan Beck

Junior theater major and German minor Steven Harding knew he belonged on the stage from his early elementary school days.

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Graduate Students Tackle Wilder’s The Matchmaker

Apr 13 2015

MFA Candidates Julie Czarnecki and Robert Jason Jackson take on iconic roles

By Deneia Washington

First Person: Rachel Beecher

Dec 22 2014

The Rehearsal Room invited senior Rachel Beecher to write about her new internship at the Arden Theatre Company.

So, I just started at the Arden Theatre Company a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been totally insane and great.

The 2014 Short Stuff Festival

Dec 18 2014

Annual festival of new works brings together writers and directors

by Deneia Washington

Student Profile: William Bankhead

Dec 10 2014

Undergraduate student has rare opportunity as mainstage technical director 

by Deneia Washington

She Stoops to Conquer, which ran at Temple Theaters from November 12 – 22, was a special opportunity for junior theater student William Bankhead to display leadership and skill by taking on a position that has only been given to a select few. Bankhead was given the chance to take full control as technical director for this mainstage production.

At a Glance: Costume Designs for BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

Sep 16 2014

Marie Anne Chiment's beautiful renderings for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Faculty Profile: Maggie Anderson

Jul 9 2014

An Artist's Passion by Deneia Washington

Identifying as an introverted child, she found solace in the arts. From singing to dancing to even being a young and creative playwright, Assistant Professor Maggie Anderson’s past quest for artistic freedom soon became her life’s work.

Student Theater Season: A Culture of Support

Jun 24 2014

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.

Temple Theaters' World Premiere ODD GIRL OUT

Apr 22 2014

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.

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