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Vibrancy Theater Provides Space to Support and Amplify BIPOC Voices

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WOUB Digital · Vibrancy Theater Provides Space to Support and Amplify BIPOC Voices Vibrancy Theater was founded this past summer to provide a space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) voices within the Ohio University School of Theater. Prior to the creation of the student-run theater, no such platform had been made available to… Read More

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Ohio University Alumnus Qui Nguyen’s ‘She Kills Monsters’ Opens Feb. 20

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Ohio University’s School of Theater is hard at work preparing for the first show of 2020, She Kills Monsters, a play written by Ohio University alumnus Qui Nguyen. “The show’s about searching for one’s identity. An older sister needs to come to terms with the loss of her younger sister, and in order to do… Read More

OU Theater Division Takes Audience to ’80s Berlin Rather Than Verona in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Ohio University Theater Division’s final play of the year takes the audience to Berlin rather than Verona with a new take on the classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Director and MFA candidate Jonathan Hetler chose to bring the star-crossed lovers to Berlin in order to make the metaphorical barrier between the Montagues and the Capulets… Read More

OU Theater Division’s First Play of Spring Semester Kicks Off Feb. 21

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Ohio University Theater Division’s first play of the spring semester tells the story of a young girl who hides herself away in a basement full of talking dolls rather than face the struggles of growing up while pregnant. In Holly Down in Heaven, written by Kara Lee Corthron, 15-year-old Holly banishes herself to the basement… Read More

Artist Carrie Mae Weems Headed to OU Jan. 22-25

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Carrie Mae Weems is one of the most respected and accomplished contemporary artists of our time. Her work, which spans over the course of three decades, incorporates a multitude of mediums to explore the consequences of power, family relationships, political systems, sexism, racism, and history. On Friday, January 11, the Kennedy Museum of Art will… Read More

OU Theater Division Opens Season With “The Wolves”

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Ohio University Theater Division’s first show of the year merges fine arts and athletics both on and off stage in a production that candidly showcases the struggles and successes of young women on the soccer field. The Wolves, a play by Sarah DeLappe, follows a high school girls soccer team through daily stretches and warm-ups,… Read More

OU Division of Theater Presents ‘The Government Inspector’ Opening March 1

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Ohio University’s Theater Division in the school of dance, film, and theatre will be presenting its third production of the 2017-18 school year with The Government Inspector. The show will take place in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theatre in Kantner Hall on March 1-3, and March 6-9. General admission is $10, OU student admission is… Read More

Lisa Buch Examines Aftermath of Sexual Assault in ‘Simple Math’

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Sexual assault is never a simple liaison. Memory, time, and neurobiology work together to ensure the event’s ugly, extensive stain. Ohio University College of Fine Arts Division of Theater MFA Acting candidate Lisa Buch examines the complex emotional aftermath faced by a survivor of sexual assault in her one-woman play-in-progress Simple Math. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke… Read More

Head ‘Into the West’ With Tantrum Theater Through August 19

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Turna Mete has a special place in her heart for Into the West, and not just because she’ll be performing as Ally, one of the theatrical version’s main characters, in Tantrum Theater’s production of the play through August 19. “My mom loved the movie Into the West, and I watched it a lot growing up,”… Read More

OU’s Charles Smith Tells Story of Refugee in ‘Objects in the Mirror’

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In late April, Charles Smith’s Objects in the Mirror opened in the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Detailing the emotional, psychological, (and memories of the physical) journey of a refugee from Liberia, the work has been lauded by the Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, and other media outlets. Smith is the head of the professional playwriting program… Read More

Ohio University Division of Theater presents "Marathon '33" Feb. 18-27 in the Forum Theater

Everybody Dance Now: OU Theater Presents “Marathon ’33” (PHOTOS)

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Ohio University’s Theater Division is about to present its third show of the season: Marathon ’33, a unique and rarely performed piece by June Havoc, directed by Ohio University graduate student Aurora Held. Held was required to look for material to direct during the second year of her three-year Master’s degree program. After extensive searching,… Read More

The cast of "Anton in Show Business"

Women Take Center Stage In “Anton In Show Business”


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The Ohio University Division of Theater will present Jane Martin’s Anton in Show Business from Nov. 11-15 in the Forum Theater, located on the ground floor of the Radio-Television Building. While backstage comedies always run the risk of being a little too “self referential,” Anton in Show Business perfectly illuminates the highs and lows of… Read More