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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...

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.

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

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Ogle Center and IUS theatre department underwent serious changes
Garland Noel, Staff Writer 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...

“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...

Chris Singleton explains how he was able to forgive his mother’s killer through his relationship with God.

Chris Singleton talks faith, family and forgiveness during IUS visit

Former professional baseball player shared his story and how he has developed his “love is greater than hate” mentality
Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter February 10, 2020

Chris Singleton spoke about his mother’s death and how religion changed his life in the Ogle Center on Thursday, Feb. 6. The event, presented by the IU Southeast Office of Campus Life and Campus Activities...

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Nicole Curtis spoke about her journey into home restoration at the Ogle Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4
Alex Baker, Staff Reporter February 8, 2020

Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV’s Rehab Addict, gave a speech on campus Tuesday describing her ascent into the home restoration business. The event was part of the 2020 First Savings Bank Business Speaker...

Photo provided by Rebekkah J. Meixner-Hanks.

“The Laramie Project” is a raw and emotional theatrical take on a real-life tragedy

IU Southeast Theater Department’s latest production is a dramatic play written by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project
Sydney Randall, News Editor December 17, 2019

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyoming, was murdered by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The events surrounding the tragedy were later written about in “The...

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...

Natalie Bowman gives assistance to her wardrobe crew as they design a new costume. (left to right: Alyssa Fry, Erin Hogle, Natalie Bowman, Alex Conn).

Natalie Bowman: The Costume Queen of IUS

An inside look at the Theater Department’s costume shop
Marc Andry, Staff Reporter December 1, 2019

Beneath the Robinson stage, an old storage room is now a fabric wonderland bustling with the activity of sewing machines, tailors and costume designers all thanks to the efforts of costume shop manager...

Emily Sheehan, assistant professor of fine arts, stands in the Barr Gallery.

Barr Gallery brings art to IUS community

Co-coordinators Anne Allen and Kok Cheow Yeoh discuss what the Barr Gallery means to IU Southeast
Anna Smith, Staff Reporter November 10, 2019

Nestled in the halls of Knobview, the Ronald L. Barr Gallery is not just a place where art is displayed — it is also used by IUS professors as a teaching tool. “I know that it’s been used by myself...

“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
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...

Tamara Gooch (right) answers a question while Jess Lee listens. Photo by Sydney Randall.

Two professional photographers captured IU Southeast’s attention at the Ogle Center

Jess Lee and Tamara Gooch spoke about equine, wildlife and landscape photography
Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter October 29, 2019

Renowned professional photographers Jess Lee and Tamara Gooch came to IU Southeast to speak about their experiences and share the beauty of nature and wildlife within their images at the Ogle Center Thursday,...

Judy Shepard (left) gestures as she answers a question from an audience member.

Judy Shepard visits IU Southeast, speaks about human rights

The Common Experience program’s guest speaker shared her story in the Ogle Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8
Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter October 9, 2019

Judy Shepard spoke about equality, tragedy and inclusivity during her visit to IU Southeast’s Ogle Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event was presented by the IU Southeast Common Experience program. Shepard...

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