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MSU Takes Academic Lead in Emerging Field of Intimacy Direction

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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In 2018, the Huffington Post described intimacy directing as “an emerging field in which a small group of professionals are pushing to develop standards and procedures for scenes involving physical…

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Professor’s Book Alters Perception of Introversion in Theater

Monday, June 1, 2020
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The field of theatre has long been one that favors the extrovert with a perception that actors must be outgoing, gregarious, and boisterous to find success. A new…

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MSU Department of Theatre Students Get Creative During COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Just a little over month ago, Michigan State University made the decision to move all face-to-face classes to virtual instruction due to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak. Since…

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MSU Units Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Medical Face Shields in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, March 30, 2020
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Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment. To…

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Theatre Department Takes “The Gun Show” On The Road

Friday, February 7, 2020
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The Michigan premiere production of “The Gun Show”, a non-partisan play about guns and America’s gun culture, is set to take center stage at venues throughout the state,…

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Inspiration Drawn from Detroit for Department of Theatre ‘Into the Woods’ Production

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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MSU is giving the Tony Award-winning fairytale-themed musical Into the Woods a creative re-imagining designed to resonate with mid-Michigan audiences. Inspiration for the set and costumes came from images of…

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Theatre MFA Candidate Wins Digital Design Award for Second Consecutive Year

Sunday, January 19, 2020
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For the second year in a row, Department of Theatre MFA candidate Jenna Gove has won the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Midwest Regional Section Digital Design Competition….

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Department of Theatre Creates Accessible Audio Resource for Shakespeare Fans

Thursday, October 24, 2019
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MSU Department of Theatre Assistant Professor Deric McNish and his students have been hard at work on a new project with Shakespeare as their muse and The Winter’s Tale at its center. Their…

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Department of Theatre Creates Accessible Audio Resource for Shakespeare Fans

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Four people sitting around a table and talking into a microphone.

MSU Department of Theatre Assistant Professor Deric McNish and his students have been hard at work on a new project with Shakespeare as their muse and The Winter’s…

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New Adaptation of ‘Frankenstein’ Examines Gender Norms

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Frankenstein castle

Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre is presenting a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror novel, “Frankenstein.” Frankenstein runs for 10 performances Oct. 11–20 in the Pasant…

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