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Ashley Wallace: Acting out in class

Headshot provided by Ashley Wallace

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 Ashley Wallace is the likely source. Wallace began her teaching career at the University...

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a modern comedic take on all aspects of relationships

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a modern comedic take on all aspects of relationships

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2019

Single people, dating couples and married couples alike can all relate to the comedic 21st century spin on the struggles of dating, marriage and having children in IU Southeast Theater’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The musical’s book and lyrics were written by...

One-woman show at the Ogle

Professor Rebekka Meixner-Hanks diligently works on a new stage set she is designing for the IU Southeast Theatre Department.

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

Two towers, each standing two and a half stories high, sat on both ends of a two-story castle. This set, spanning 60 feet wide, was designed by Theater Professor Rebekkah Meixner-Hanks, for a production of “Once Upon A Mattress.” “Our production of ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ was really impressive...

Something Dramatic This Way Comes

The “Hope’s Harbor” sculpture sits in front of Knobview Hall and the Ogle Center. File photo by Bryce Shreve.

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

The IU Southeast Theater Department is hosting two shows at the Ogle Center this semester, including one serious piece and one not-so-serious piece. These shows will have different directors — including one new director who is visiting IU Southeast from 2019-2020 named Barrett Cooper. The first...

Eliza Donahue Profile

Julie Jackson, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2017

Theater business major Eliza Donahue is choreographing the upcoming show Rocky Horror at IU Southeast. She began dancing at a young age and has turned it into her career. She travels across the country to attend workshops to further expand her skills and list of connections. Her success led her to dancing...

To be or not to be, that is the question

IUS Horizon

March 10, 2013

A look inside the famous, troubled character of Hamlet The scene is 17th century England; a man named Shakespeare sits down at a table with quill in hand, an ink jar resting nearby. A small flame from a candle shines on the parchment paper. Dipping his quill into the ink, Shakespeare begins to write...

The man behind Hamlet

IUS Horizon

March 10, 2013

If you have been around the IU Southeast Theater Department, you probably know Mitch Donahue, communications-theater junior. Donahue will be the lead role in the theater department’s upcoming production of “Hamlet.” Donahue began his theater career as a freshman in high school, and has excelled ever since then. “Before that I did not...

Contemporary approach to Shakespeare

IUS Horizon

March 10, 2013

[photospace] Black leather gloves, purple hooded vests and “murder most foul” come together to add a refreshing twist to Shakespeare’s classic tragedy in the IUS Department of Theater’s production of “Hamlet.” The IUS Department of Theater is opening its production season with “Hamlet”...

Musical performance premieres

IUS Horizon

February 7, 2012

The Robinson Theater will open with its first play — a musical called The Fantasticks — of the semester on Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Ogle Center. The original production of The Fantasticks first premiered in May 1960 in Greenwich Village, NY, and has been appearing on off-Broadway for the past 70...

Theater student overcomes shyness

IUS Horizon

December 4, 2011

Will Gantt, theater junior, said he first received a taste of theater on a field trip as a child in Alabama. “Our class went to see some play — I don’t even remember what it was — and they served ice cream in little tubs with wooden spoons.” Gantt said.  “I thought it was the coolest thing to eat ice cream a...

Ogle Center brings Agatha Christie’s ‘Mousetrap’ to life

IUS Horizon

November 13, 2011

The New York Times claims it is, “one of the most skillfully written murder mysteries ever produced.” It is Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap,” and, no, it is not the board game. “Mousetrap” is play centered around a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, and one ...