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Students use theater for social change

The Ohio State Department of Theatre is planning to explore students’ and faculty members’ roles in the classroom in a forum-style production developed through a course called InterACT. Students have been working on this style of theater throughout the semester and will display their skills ...

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Students and faculty collaborate on play

(left to right) Ambre Shoneff as Mary Lamb, Benito Lara as S.T. Coleridge and Zack Meyer as Charles Lamb in The Ohio State University Department of Theatre’s production of The Coast of Illyria. Credit: Courtesy of Matt Hazard

The Ohio State Department of Theatre will address addiction, mental illness, art and matricide in its adaptation of “The Coast of Illyria” this weekend. Set in 19th-century London, the dark comedy examines the struggles of family bonding despite mental health and addiction issues. The play ...

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Ohio State alum in Oscar-nominated film ‘Carol’


An Ohio State theater alumnus is moving from the Drake Performance Center to the silver screen.   Trent Rowland, a 2015 graduate from OSU’s Department of Theatre, appears alongside Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in the Oscar-nominated film, “Carol.” The film is nominated for six ...

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OSU theater gives Shakespeare a ‘nontraditional’ twist

McKenna Willis (left) as Hermia, Jennifer Geiger (center) as Puck, and Bryan Arnold (right) in OSU Department of theater's “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Credit: Courtesy of Melissa Lee

The Ohio State Department of Theatre is taking a progressive approach to Shakespeare by minimizing dialogue, using ukulele and guitar instrumentals and incorporating a nontraditional gendered cast in the upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This fourth-wall breaking version of the classic comedy uses ...

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Alumni to perform all of Shakespeare in 97 minutes


The MadLab theater is hosting a whirlwind of cross dressing, sword fighting, absurdity and fourth-wall-shattering acting this weekend when Ohio State theater alumni Alex Lefeld, Brandon Boring and Sam Vestey perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged.” Lefeld, a 2011 graduate, will take on ...

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Student-produced play takes flight

The staged reading of “Little Wings” not only offers audience members the opportunity to witness a never-before-performed play but also invites them to comment and converse with cast members on the work’s continued development. Written, directed and performed by Ohio State theater students, the feature-length ...

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Student’s first solo play to be weird and risky

The Lab Series is well-known for putting on performances that can steer away from the norm or traditional plays that people might be familiar with. That’s something Kelly Moyer has taken full advantage of. Moyer, a fifth-year in film studies and theatre, is the creator ...

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