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Spring Awakening

‘Spring Awakening’ is ‘impeccably crafted, passionate, thought–provoking’ By Brad Hevenor/ Special to The Independent I Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016 12:00 pm The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department does not shy away from challenging work -and with the new rock musical production, “Spring Awakening,” appears to thrive on it. Under the direction of Department […]

Joy Emery

URI Big Thinker: Joy Emery

Thanks to Joy Emery, who taught for decades in the theatre department, patterns represented middle class dreams. Women (and men) from modest backgrounds could dress like Hollywood stars at a fraction of the price.

7 Reasons to Get Involved with URI Theatre

Check out this student blog post and see why you should get involved with URI Theatre.

URI Theatre launches Talent Scholarship Program

URI Theatre launches Talent Scholarship Program

The University of Rhode Island Department of Theatre is offering graduating high school seniors and transfer students who receive an acceptance letter to URI the opportunity to audition for Talent Scholarship Awards. If you are pursuing a full-time major in theatre at URI and you possess expertise as an actor, designer, manager or director, you are eligible to be considered for a Theatre Talent Scholarship award.

Students promote URI Theatre’s production of Chicago through Harrington School’s ‘UnClassroom’ initiative

Students from the Harrington School’s Public Relations program teamed up with URI Theatre students to work on a publicity campaign for the Spring 2014 production of Chicago.

URI Theatre brings ‘all that jazz’ to Kingston with Chicago

The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department is proud to present its talented cast and crew in its performance of Chicago, the world-famous musical about fame, fortune, and “all that jazz.”

URI students, graduates perform in play that explores body image for women

The “Out Loud Theatre’’ group is touring throughout the state with a show that helps women of all shapes and sizes learn how to accept and, ultimately, embrace their bodies. University of Rhode Island graduates and students are among the group, including director and URI theatre grad Kira Hawkridge of Pawtucket.

URI Big Story: Take The Stage

Theatre is a team sport, requiring discipline, hard work, high standards of performance—and a love of the game. Just ask anyone involved in bringing a play to life. Whether you are performing the lead role, building the set, or sewing the costumes, your contribution is essential to the production’s success. This respect for the work that everyone does—on stage and off—defines the department’s approach.

URI Theatre wins four awards from Motif magazine

The big stage at the University of Rhode Island just got bigger. The theater department picked up four awards from the arts and entertainment magazine Motif at its annual awards dinner last month to honor Rhode Island actors and directors.

URI Theatre Chair Paula McGlasson Wins Teaching Excellence Award

Paula McGlasson of Charlestown, chair of the URI Theatre Department, plays a major role in educating theater students. Under her leadership, the award-winning department continues to be recognized for its excellence throughout New England. That reputation has increased the number of motivated graduates who go on to graduate schools or become professionals.

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