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Theatre and Dance Archive

Appalachian to present world premiere of play by Muthal Naidoo, noted South African author

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—Beginning April 26, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the world premiere of “Flight from the Mahabharath” by Muthal Naidoo, a noted South African author of Indian descent.

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre celebrates 45 years of smiles throughout the High Country, presents ‘The Mischief Makers’ April 21-23 on campus

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT), a touring student ensemble at Appalachian State University, will present Lowell Swortzell’s “The Mischief Makers” beginning April 21 on the university’s campus. Shows will be at 7 p.m. April 21 and at 2 p.m. April 22 and 23 in the I.G. Greer Studio Theater.

Work of Appalachian professor and student staged for first time during gala concert of the American College Dance Association’s regional conference

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—This past March, dancers from Appalachian State University performed a work by one of their professors and another by a fellow student during the gala concert of the most recent American College Dance Association’s regional conference. The presentations marked the first time that Appalachian has had work staged at the gala concert since its students and faculty began attending the association’s regional conference in 2009.

Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble to perform at Appalachian beginning March 29; 8 original works on the program

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University will present the 2017 Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble (SADE) at 7 p.m. March 29 – April 1 in the Valborg Theater on the university’s campus.

Appalachian alumnus and professor gives back through student scholarships, presents ‘Roxanne’s Rivalry’ fundraiser March 4

By Meghan McCandless

Theatre Professor Gordon Hensley ’98 has always been drawn to Appalachian State University. First as a theatre education student and now as a faculty member, his passion for the Department of Theatre and Dance runs deep. Five years ago, Hensley, who also directs the department’s theatre education program, saw a need in his area and jumped on the chance to make a difference by creating the Theatre Education Alumni Scholarship.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance announces spring season

By Nancye Edwards and Keith Martin

BOONE, N.C.—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance will present four shows between Feb. 22 and April 30, in either the Valborg Theatre or the I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on the university campus. Productions include “Silence,” “The Mischief Makers,” “Flight from the Mahabarath,” and a performance by the Spring Appalachian Dance Ensemble.

Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents ‘Silence’ Feb. 22-26

By Nancye Edwards

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its first spring stage production, “Silence” by British playwright Moira Buffini, Feb. 22–25 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in Valborg Theater. Ticket prices for this dark comedy are $10 for students and $17 for adults.

The North Carolina Theatre Conference to honor Appalachian with its College/University Award

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University has received the 2016 College/University Award of the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC), a Greensboro-based service organization for student, community and professional theatre across the state. The award will be presented Feb. 24 on Appalachian’s campus.

Jessica Lang Dance to perform Feb. 8 at Appalachian; master classes also planned

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—For famed choreographer Jessica Lang, a performance of her dance works should be “much like serving a meal.”