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“Bittersweet Hard Candy” brings levity to mundanity, isolation

“Bittersweet Hard Candy” brings levity to mundanity, isolation

IUS Theatre’s first mainstage production post-quarantine inspires laughs without skimping on emotional depth
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

After a year of uncertainty, IU Southeast’s Robinson Stage is finally back in full swing with its first student-produced show in at least a decade.  Directed by Ashley Wallace and written by theatre...

Charles Lauffer, an IUS senior majoring in theater.

Student-written play produced on main stage for first time in decade

Charles Lauffer’s play "Bittersweet Hard Candy" is to be produced on the Robinson Stage this spring
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter February 10, 2021

The scene shop is relatively packed. Ten or more people are rotating in and out, working on everything from carpentry to hot gluing glitter on fake flowers. There’s glitter everywhere, and while the...

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season

IUS theater department’s latest performance of the season is a comedic play written by Christopher Durang
Sydney Randall, News Editor February 26, 2020

IU Southeast Theater Department’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brought comedy, Chekhov references and great characterization to the stage when performances began running in...

Headshot provided by Ashley Wallace

Ashley Wallace: Acting out in class

Theater performance professor is a seasoned performer on-stage and in the classroom
Marc Andry, Staff Reporter December 5, 2019

While traversing the halls of the Knobview and the Ogle Center, if the sounds of laughter, playful yelling and elaborate accents are heard, the classroom of Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Performance...

Hesselman directs student Sean Turley and actress Kristy Calman in the fall 2015 production, “Noises Off.”

Spotlight on the Dean of Arts and Letters

Tassy Payne, Staff Reporter January 26, 2017

Jim Hesselman. Does that name ring a bell? Some might remember glancing at his name when they were reading the program for IU Southeast’s production of “Angels in America” in 2015 or “Guys...

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Hits The Stage at IUS

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Hits The Stage at IUS

Kaitlin Porter, Staff Reporter November 18, 2016

Charlie Brown’s iconic yellow and black shirt, Lucy’s attitude, Linus’ blanket and the whole Peanuts gang have taken over The Robinson Theater at Indiana University Southeast. The production...

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