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Theatre Arts Graduate to to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. assassination with special performance

From the Greenville Journal article: 

"Jeremiah Dew, performer of the one-man theater experience, “One Voice: A Black History Narrative,” will hold two special performances to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This event will be held April 4 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Bible Church, 200 E. Butler Road, Mauldin. The anniversary performance will incorporate new material from Dr. King’s last speech, known as “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” which was delivered in Memphis, Tenn., and addressed the sanitation workers strike of 1968.

Dew has been touring his performance of “One Voice” in the Upstate for over eight years. The experience encompasses more than 180 years of black American history as seen through the eyes of eight characters...."

 

Read the rest of the article here:

Greenville Journal Article

Poetry and Duo-Acting Finalists to Compete in Stratton Hall

The finalists of the Poetry and Duo-Acting commencement contests will compete on Monday, April 9 in Stratton Hall. This final round of contests will begin at 5:00 pm. 

Admission is free! Come out and see the top 3 in each category compete for the commencment

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Poetry and Duo-Acting Contests Begin!

We had a great first round of the Poetry and Duo-Acting contests. Finalists will be announced soon. Thank you to all who participated! 

Make sure to mark your calendars for Monday, April 9 from 5:00-6:00. The finalists will perform live in Stratton Hall to see who will win the commencement award!

Staged Reading: David Veatch's Senior Project

BJU theatre arts Senior, David Veatch, successfully completed his senior project this past week. David chose to create and develop a play for his project. David worked under Faculty member David Schwingle to explore a number of playwriting styles and techniques. Faculty member Erin Naler gave one-on-one feedback during the final phases of the process. The staged reading was directed by BJU M.A. Theatre candidate Nathan Pittack. Congratulations David!

Spring Bake-Off Record Numbers!

The Spring Bake-Off was a huge success. Graduates of the M.A. program in Theatre directed 4 new plays, our majors worked together to produce some of the best shows we've seen, and a fourth performance was added to accommodate the demand. Bravo to all!

 

 

Masters Students in Theatre Produce Staged Reading

For the first half of the Masters in theatre Thesis project, Ashley Gwillim and Amy Murray produced a staged reading of two new plays. Ashley Gwillim wrote the plays while Amy Murray played the central role in each. 

The talk-backs were lively! Look for the production of Antigone that's coming next semester from Ashley and Amy. This production will complete their Thesis work.