“The Laramie Project” Beckons Tears from Viewers

  Previously published in "The Stroud Courier" on Nov. 30, 2017. “I didn’t expect to cry so much.” Words like this were floating around the audience of the small black box theatre in Fine Arts two weeks ago. Some audience members even tried to hide their tears behind sniffles during intermission of ESU Stage II’s … Continue reading “The Laramie Project” Beckons Tears from Viewers

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“The Laramie Project” Spotlights Sexuality and Society

Previously published in "The Stroud Courier" on Nov. 16, 2017. When Nick Kwietniak proposed to direct “The Laramie Project” for Stage II, ESU’s theatre club, he did not expect it to have as much relevance as it does today. Last semester, while reading prospective plays to direct, he knew “The Laramie Project” would hit home. … Continue reading “The Laramie Project” Spotlights Sexuality and Society

Differences Between the UK and the US

Originally submitted for a final project in May 2017. I speak about the differences I encountered in England during my study abroad. This audio package is largely based on the differences I discussed in this blog post and also includes a few points I made in this one. Listen to the final audio package below:

Theatre Department Presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

Previously published in "The Stroud Courier" on April 13, 2017. “Little Shop of Horrors” combines the triple threat of acting, singing and dancing into a rock musical that mixes comedy with horror. The show is adapted from the low-budget 1960 black comedy film “The Little Shop of Horrors.” Senior Destiny Washington plays Crystal the Urchin. … Continue reading Theatre Department Presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

Students’ Artwork Praised at Juried Exhibition

Previously published in "The Stroud Courier" on March 30, 2017. Student artists were recognized for their work during the Annual Juried Exhibition reception at the Madelon Powers Gallery last Thursday afternoon. This exhibition is hosted by the Student Art Association and is open for any ESU student to submit artwork for display and awards. “This … Continue reading Students’ Artwork Praised at Juried Exhibition

“Hitchcock Reframed” Delves Deep into the World of Film

  Previously published in "The Stroud Courier" on March 23, 2017. The Provost’s Colloquium Series continued last week with “Hitchcock Reframed” presented by Stephanie Daventry French, professor of theatre, and Paul Lippert, Ph.D., professor of communication. French and Lippert analyzed Hitchcock’s films in context with “The 39 Steps” play. The program took place in the … Continue reading “Hitchcock Reframed” Delves Deep into the World of Film

“The 39 Steps” Blends Comedy and Mystery

Previously published in "The Stroud Courier" on Feb. 23, 2017. A fun, action-packed comedy. This central theme of ESU theatre department’s upcoming production of Patrick Barlow’s “The 39 Steps” is what drives the actors and crew to entertain nine audiences between Feb. 28 and March 5. “It’s different because it is both a murder mystery … Continue reading “The 39 Steps” Blends Comedy and Mystery