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News and Notes
Find out all you need to know about auditioning for URI Theatre’s fall productions, Seminar and Avenue Q.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Burnap was sitting in a human sexuality class at the University of Rhode Island when his cell phone rang. It was an Ivy university, with some good news. “I’m calling to invite you to the Yale School of Drama,’’ said Ron Van Lieu, chair of the acting program.
When she was a little girl, Olivia Khoshatefeh would create a makeshift stage in the basement of her house and perform for family and friends. She was a Spice Girl. “Everyone who came over had to sit down and watch me,’’ said Khoshatefeh. “I even served popcorn.’’
To be or not to be? When it comes to being involved in his students’ lives, the answer to the question is clear for University of Rhode Island’s Theatre Lecturer and Production Manager Alan Hawkridge.
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