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

M.A. Ensemble Create Derived Play

Under the direction of David Schwingle, the M.A. students in Theatre created a derived play. Using acting exercises, research, and historical photographs, the group created a 70 minute original play in the spirit of Grotowski and Commedia. The group researched a number of historical places and time periods, including rural America in the 1900s, the roots and early days of World War I, treason and imprisonment facts during World War I, and so on. The scenes and dialogue included historical details of place and time. 

Ensemble members include: John Cox, Kaitlyn Chisholm, Rebekah Nason, Bethany Woodfin (dramaturge), Ashley Gwillim, and Amy Murray.


The bare-bones performance was given during the final week of classes. The group hopes to continue work on the script. 

Thinking about Grad. School . . . ?

Thinking about Grad. School in Theatre? The Deadline for applying to the BJU M.A. in Theatre is April 15. Contact David Schwingle or Erin Naler if you have any questions about the program or the application process. 

Below are links to the application instructions and the online grad. school application form.

Check out the PDF for more detailed info. on the program--or ask a current M.A. student or our alumni!


David Schwingle--

—Interested in a GA position to help cover the M.A. Cost? Begin your search here:…

—Program Info:

—Application Page--click on the Grad. application section: