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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

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

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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Wexner Center brings premier jazz artists to campus

Ranging from the progressive classical and Latin-influenced pieces by Argentinian musician Guillermo Klein to Rudresh Mahanthappa’s acclaimed bebop-inspired works, the Wexner Center for the Arts will welcome an eclectic group of renowned jazz performers to campus this semester. Mark Lomax, a Columbus native, will also ...

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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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