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Appalachian hosts inaugural Symposium for Creative Social Stewardship

BOONE—The first-ever Symposium for Creative Social Stewardship will take place on the Appalachian State University campus on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 in Plemmons Student Union.

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre presents “Aladdin” Beloved children’s classic chosen for 44th season of AYPT

BOONE—Audience members of all ages are invited to help the Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) create the magic of “Aladdin: A Participation Play,” by noted children’s theatre author Moses Goldberg. The family-friendly production will be presented on the Appalachian State University campus in the I. G. Greer Studio Theater at 7 p.m. on April 1 with 2 p.m. matinee performances on April 2 and 3. Ticket prices are $5 for children and university students and $10 for adults. To learn more, visit or call 828-262-3063 or 800-841-ARTS (2787).

Appalachian Young People’s Theatre receives national award

GREENSBORO—The Boone-based Appalachian Young People’s Theatre (AYPT) received the 2016 Sara Spencer Child Drama Award at the 67th annual Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Convention held in Greensboro, North Carolina March 2–6. This prestigious honor recognizes the work of an individual or organization for dynamic and engaging work for young people, and is named after children’s theatre pioneer and founder of the Children’s Theatre Press (now the Anchorage Press) Sara Spencer.

Original works by Appalachian students selected for Dance Association Conference

BOONE—Choreographic work by two students in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University has been selected for adjudication during the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference March 18–21 at West Virginia University in Morganton. The students, Nisha Jackson and Raquelle Pollock, are both senior dance studies majors at Appalachian.

Appalachian kicks off “Theatre in Our Schools” Month Feb. 27, registration now open

BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is hosting a day of theatre workshops to celebrate the start of Theatre in Our Schools (TIOS) month in March. On Saturday, Feb. 27, from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m., high school students and teachers from across the region will gather in Chapell Wilson Hall for theatre workshop sessions that target a variety of interests and ability levels, taught by professionals with graduate level training in theatre.

Playcrafters presents its 2016 New Play Festival Feb. 18 – 20

BOONE—Playcrafters, one of the oldest student clubs at Appalachian State University, will present its 2016 New Play Festival Feb. 18 through 20 in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with $5 admission for students and faculty and $6 for the general public. Tickets will be sold at the door one-half hour prior to each performance.

Multi-award winning play ‘Clybourne Park’ runs Feb. 24-28

BOONE — The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance is producing the regional premiere of “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris. It is the only play ever to win the “triple crown” of theatre, which consists of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Tony Award for Best Play and England’s Olivier Award for Outstanding Play.

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ begins month-long conversation about race on campus and in the community

BOONE—As the kickoff event to a four-week campus and community-wide conversation titled “How We Talk About Race in 2016,” In/Visible Theatre will produce a staged reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork, “A Raisin in the Sun.” The event will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Valborg Theatre at Appalachian State University.

2016 Momentum Dance Showcase — rescheduled for Jan. 30

BOONE—The 2016 Momentum Dance Showcase, originally scheduled for Jan. 22 and 23, has been postponed due to weather until Saturday, Jan. 30. There will be two performances in Appalachian State University’s Varsity Gymnasium dance studio, room 208: one at 5 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Momentum is a campus-wide student dance organization. The annual dance showcase will feature nine original works choreographed and performed by students.