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Ogle Center and theatre department transition to new model for COVID-19

Professor Ashley Wallace teaches her Acting One course in the Robinson Theater, which has been reformatted for COVID-19. Each student has their own six foot circle to move and act in, with the stage allowing for a group of up to twelve students to share the space while still practicing physical distancing. Here the students are performing a cold read of their upcoming final scenes.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Ogle Center and IUS theatre department underwent serious changes
November 11, 2020

Though COVID-19 seems to have drained the life from most of the buildings on campus, the Ogle Center still has a quiet thrum of energy beneath the surface as the theatre department continues as normally...

Ashley Wallace: Acting out in class

Headshot provided by Ashley Wallace
Theater performance professor is a seasoned performer on-stage and in the classroom
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...

“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
IU Southeast Theater’s first production of the season is an award-winning Off-Broadway musical revue
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...

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.
How one professor revitalized the IUS theater department
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...

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.
Laughter, lovers and tragic tales make for a wild ride this fall in the theater department
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...

Eliza Donahue Profile

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 be or not to be, that is the question

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...

The man behind Hamlet

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...

Contemporary approach to Shakespeare

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...

Musical performance premieres

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...

Theater student overcomes shyness

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...

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

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”...

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