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Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
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    Announcing guest artist residence with Ron Himes,  Founder and Producing Director of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company and the Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence at Washington University. 

     

    The events are sponsored by The College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Theatre Arts, Tarble Arts Center, and the EIU Humanities Center.

     

    There will be a Public Address - Black Theatre: Filling the Void - Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Center.

     

    Performances will be Saturday, December 2.  At 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.  Audience talkbacks will follow each performance.

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    RON HIMES, award-winning director and founder of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company, is coming to campus in late November for three special events.

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm, and book your tickets (no cost!) for Saturday December 2 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, December 3 at 2pm for two very special “Devised Theatre Performances.”

    Mr. Himes will work with a company of EIU students to devise and present a theatre piece that will be performed for the general public on Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday December 3 at 2pm.  Performances are free to the public and presented in the Black Box Theatre.  Audience post-show discussions will be integral to the theatre event.  According to Mr. Himes, the company of students will “come up with themes based on social justice and change.  Our work would be a collage of poetry, prose, and music.”

    Mr. Himes will also be delivering a public address, recounting his experiences in theatre and in communities over the past 40 years and meditating on our present-day challenges. The talk will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 5pm in the Doudna Lecture Hall, followed by a reception at the Tarble Arts Center.  This guest-artist residency, in response to national events and in support of EIU’s commitment to making excellence inclusive, is co-sponsored by The College of Arts & Humanities, Departments of Theatre Arts and English, The Humanities Center and The Tarble Arts Museum.

    Curious about Ron Himes? Here’s more…

    Himes has been directing for over 40 years and has served since 2003 as the first Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence at Washington University in St. Louis, a joint appointment of the Performing Arts Department, African and African American Studies. 

    Producing and directing over 200 plays at The Black Rep, his credits include Sunset Baby, Purlie, Black Nativity: A Holiday Celebration, and the critically acclaimed productions of Ruined and The Montford Point Marine. Himes has served on boards, panels, and advisory councils for a number of arts organizations, including the United States Artists, The Joyce Foundation, The Theodore Ward Playwriting Awards, National Endowment for the Arts, and the John F. Kennedy Center.

     In 2010 he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the third World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar, Senegal and he has received too many honors and awards to list here, but a few of which include the 2013 Outstanding Organization of The Year Award from 100 Black Men and The Citizen of The Year Award from the Gateway Classic Foundation, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Life and Legacy Award from the National Pan-Hellenic Alumni Council. 

    He received 2017 Larry Leon Hamlin Producer Award at the National Black Theatre Festival.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    Announcing guest artist residence with Ron Himes,  Founder and Producing Director of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company and the Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence at Washington University. 

     

    The events are sponsored by The College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Theatre Arts, Tarble Arts Center, and the EIU Humanities Center.

     

    There will be a Public Address Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Center.

     

     

    Performances will be Saturday, December 2.  At 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.  Audience talkbacks will follow each performance.

     

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Saturday, 02 December, 2017
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    Announcing guest artist residence with Ron Himes,  Founder and Producing Director of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company and the Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence at Washington University. 

     

    The events are sponsored by The College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Theatre Arts, Tarble Arts Center, and the EIU Humanities Center.

     

    There will be a Public Address Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Center.

     

     

    Performances will be Saturday, December 2.  At 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.  Audience talkbacks will follow each performance.

     

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Sunday, 03 December, 2017
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    Announcing guest artist residence with Ron Himes,  Founder and Producing Director of the Saint Louis Black Repertory Company and the Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence at Washington University. 

     

    The events are sponsored by The College of Arts & Humanities, Department of Theatre Arts, Tarble Arts Center, and the EIU Humanities Center.

     

    There will be a Public Address Tuesday, November 28, 5:00 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Center.

      

    Performances will be Saturday, December 2.  At 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 3.  Audience talkbacks will follow each performance.

     

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Tuesday, 09 January, 2018
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Tuesday, 16 January, 2018
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    Please prepare a contemporary audition monologue – 1 minute or less.  For first-time auditioners, a reading from the script will be provided if no monologue is prepared.  

    Bring a resume' and a headshot (if you have one available). Other paperwork will be picked up at the registration desk when you sign in. Bring a listing of any unavailable times or days in your Spring schedule (excluding day time class schedules).

    See below for audition details/requirements for each production for which you may audition.

     

    Upcoming open auditions:

     

    Auditions for Brighton Beach Memoirs will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Globe/Theatre in Doudna Fine Arts Center.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. in The Globe Studio, DFAC 1080.

    Call backs will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Globe/Theatre of the Doudna Fine Arts Center from 6:30-9:30pm.

    Cast list will be posted outside the Theatre Dept. Office (DFAC 2080) by Noon on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

    Tags: Current Students | Theatre Arts Department
Thursday, 08 February, 2018
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Wednesday, 18 April, 2018
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    By Neil Simon

    The Theatre

    April 18-22, 2018

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Tags: Alumni | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Thursday, 19 April, 2018
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Friday, 20 April, 2018
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Saturday, 21 April, 2018
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Sunday, 22 April, 2018
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    By Neil Simon

    The Theatre

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Tags: Current Students | Theatre Arts Department
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    Brighton Beach Memoirs 

    By Neil Simon

    Directed by J. Kevin Doolen

    Brighton Beach Memoirs is part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."

    Tags: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Community | Current Students | Faculty | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department
Friday, 27 April, 2018
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