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2016 - 2017 Season

2016-2017 Season Poster

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Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop

Unarmed Stage Combat Workshop

May 2 - 7, 2016

This intensive workshop will enable students to develop and improve a variety of skills essential to performing safe and dramatically effective techniques of unarmed staged violence used in theatre, film and television. As a specialized form of actor/movement work, this workshop will help to further develop body and spatial awareness, breath and vocal production, centering, concentration, focus, timing, action, and counter-action. 

Students partaking in the workshop will have the opportunity to test with the Society of American Fight Directors, one of the oldest and most widely recognized stage combat organizations in the world. The test fee is included in the course price.

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Shakespeare Festival Conference 2016

Our bi-annual Shakespeare Festival Conference, Pedagogy and Performance, is set for October 7 - 9, 2016. Watch for more details and mark your calendar now!

Please click here to see more about our conference and our Call for Papers!

William Shakespeare

The 400th "anniversary" of Shakespeare's death is April 23.

2016 - 2017 Season

Announcing our 2016 - 2017 Season!

* Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival presents Measure for Measure directed by Dr. Roger Ellis, September 30 to October 9, 2016

* Theatre at Grand Valley presents Good Kids directed by professor Michael Mueller, November 2016

* Grand Valley Opera Theatre - Sweeney Todd, February 2017

* Theatre at Grand Valley presents Helen directed by professor Karen Libman, April 2017

Bard To Go - our touring Shakespeare troupe visits area schools

ReACT! - ReACT! performs live scenes, with GVSU student actors on the GVSU campus, which aim to help prevent incidents of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Audience members will explore how they can engage in realistic, safe, and effective methods of preventing violence. ReACT! is the product of a partnership between the GVSU Women's Center and the School of Communications Theatre area, and is funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.

Please click here to see a poster of our 2016 - 2017 season.

 

Come Join Us!

Please visit our campus and facilities! Just email lanejack@gvsu.edu or call 616-331-8176 to set an opportunity to talk with one of our professors and take a tour of our facilities! Click on the image to view a larger version.

Donate

Shakespeare Dress Circle contributions are always gratefully accepted throughout the season.

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Our 2015 - 2016 Season

Six Characters in Search of an Author

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Godspell - February 2016

GVSU's Opera Theatre presents Godspell

February 5 -14, 2016

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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

November 13 - 22, 2015

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And if you missed it, we had a free, encore presentation January 18 in Kirkhof, Room 2263, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. as part of the MLK Celebration!

Shakespeare Festival 2015

Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well, October 2 - 11, 2015

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Laker Effect

Stratford Trip 2014

Stratford

Twenty-two Theatre students accompanied by Jim Bell and Karen Libman attended the production of The Beaux’ Stratagem at the Stratford Festival. Last fall, professor Bell is taught a class on Restoration Comedy Dramaturgy that coincides with the production of Restoration Comedy in April. Restoration Comedy is an adaptation of two Restoration period comedies-Loves Last Shift and The Relapse . The Dramaturgy class is an intensive study of the nature of Restoration period comedies including reading numerous examples. But in theatre seeing is always believing. As such, the opportunity to see a Restoration comedy performed by a professional company was too good to pass up. Half of the students who attended were from Bell’s Dramaturgy class and read the play in preparation. The production was outstanding and very much enjoyed by all. The Grand Valley Theatre students were an exemplary and enthusiastic audience. The stars aligned in that the production closed on October 11 with a Saturday matinee. This allowed the group to see the production after the close of the Shakespeare Festival that would have conflicted for many of the students, and allowed the group to travel to see the production and return in one day, saving on costs.


ReACT! Cast 2015 - 2016

ReACT!

ReACT! troupe Fall 2015
Back row, left to right: Jacob Molli, Mallory Caillaud-Jones, Lindsey Normington, Emilee Miller
Front row, left to right: Nicole Buchmann, Dez Begay, Rachel Dziabuda

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GVSU Theatre

November 18, 2015 - GVSU Theatre students


Restoration Comedy, March 2015

Restoration Comedy

Company, Winter 2015

Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY

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The Women of Lockerbie, Nov. 2014

Lockerbie 2014

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The Comedy of Errors, 2014

The Comedy of Errors - Fall 2014

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ReACT! 2014-2015

ReACT! 2014-2015

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Urinetown - The Musical 2014

Urinetown - The Musical, February 2104

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February 2016 Puppet Workshop

Puppet Workshop

In February 2016, students took part in a week-long puppet workshop and held a free, public performance on Saturday, February 20. Click on the image to read the Lanthorn's article about it!

Alaine Alldaffer

Alaine Alldaffer & GVSU Theatre students, March 2014

Workshop Video!


Spotlights Import 12/20/13

Katrina Niemisto

Katrina Niemisto

Katrina is currently starting her second season with The Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, a LORT B equity theatre. She works in the costume shop as a costume crafts artisan and in wardrobe running shows. (Soon, hopefully she'll be able to announce t

Grand Valley alumna awarded prestigious Fulbright research award

Grand Valley alumna awarded prestigious Fulbright research award

Lydia Benker Wins Fulbright Study/Research Fellowship

Bridgett Vanderhoof - 2012

Bridgett Vanderhoof - 2012

Bridgett is working towards her MA in Theatre Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2010 Grad - Erin Courtney

2010 Grad - Erin Courtney

Last year Erin went to L.A. for two months and took a couple workshops: The first was at the Atlantic Theater School. She was among 9 people learning their technique from founding members.

Alumni Postcard

Alumni Postcard

An update from Whitney Hershberger: Since graduation I have completed a year of service with AmeriCorps at Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, where I received hands-on experience with non-profit administration. During my year of service I also t

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News Import 12/20/13

GVSU students in South Pacific

GVSU students in South Pacific

March 27, 2015

Read about two GVSU students appearing the Grand Rapid Civic Theatre's production of South Pacific.

Dezarae Degay in Civic's SOUTH PACIFIC

Dezarae Degay in Civic's SOUTH PACIFIC

February 11, 2015

GVSU Theatre student, Dezarae Begay, is part of Civic Theatre's February 27  March 22, 2015 production of SOUTH PACIFIC.

Summer 2015 Will Power Summer Camp

Summer 2015 Will Power Summer Camp

September 12, 2014

For two sessions in July, GVSU will host its fourth annual WILL POWER SUMMER CAMP and host dozens of local children. Link to our Facebook page and see more photos and comments!  https://www.facebook.com/GVSUShakespeareFestivalWillPow

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