There's a new face in the front office of the Department of Theatre and Dance. We gladly welcome Carolyn Chalmers, our administrative assistant and box office manager.
Cast in Thornton Wilder's Our Town for the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company, associate professor Leonard Kelly spent the summer performing in various venues throughout the Philadelphia metro area. Dates and locations of performances can be found here.
Emily Rogge, assistant professor, recently directed young performers in selections from A Midsummer Night's Dream at Indiana Repertory Theatre's Summer Conservatory. This past spring, she was the assistant director for How I Learned to Drive at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA. Next up, Professor Rogge can be seen in the Philadelphia premiere of David Ives' translation of The Liar at The Lantern Theatre Company under the direction of Kathryn MacMillan.
Assistant Professor Larry Smiglewski was busy both as a director and stage manager this summer. First, he was the assistant stage manager for an Equity staged reading of a new musical, Spin, based on the movie Speedy Scandal. The musical is written by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, authors of the Broadway musical The Story of My Life, directed by Eric Schaeffer, who directed Million Dollar Quartet and the recent revival of Follies, and starred Broadway's Jeremy Kushnier, Jill Paice and Krystal Joy Brown. Smiglewski then directed The Rocky Horror Show for the Forestburgh Playhouse in Forestburgh, NY.
Senior David Sanford was awarded The O'Neill Playwrights' Conference Design Fellowship in Sound Design at the KCACTF national festival in Washington, D.C.
Playing the lead in All Shook Up, junior Patrick Moran spent his summer with the Pines Dinner Theatre in Allentown, PA.
Senior Joanna Volpe is performing in Red Riding Hood's Woods with the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company in Ocean City, NJ.
Junior Annie Walters completed an assistant stage manager/ assistant lighting supervisor internship with the tour of Radiolab's live show In the Dark.