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Physical Theatre Project Opens at Gustavus

Written by Al Behrends Everyday events. Some make you dance. Others make you smile. Some will have you doing something that gets caught on video and goes viral. Everyday events. And every day it’s different. On December 13-15, the Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College will bring you into that world of […]

Gustavus Dance Presents Pure Movement Plus

The Gustavus Department of Theatre and Dance was pleased to present the innovative and eclectic Choreographers’ Gallery titled, Pure Movement Plus.  The dance concert, directed by Melissa Rolnick, featured the work of eight talented, student choreographers and faculty member, Jill Patterson. Performances were presented in the Anderson Theatre on November 21, 22, and 23 at 8:00 p.m. […]

Leah Soule (’16) Uses Social Justice Theatre Training in India

This post is written by Leah Soule (’16) and my new partner in crime er.. I mean justice from Concordia College, Hannah Amundson (’15). We are currently studying abroad in India on the co-sponsored Social Justice, Peace, and Development program (SJPD).  During our time in India, we focus on global and local structural injustice both […]

Anderson Theatre Presents Trojan Barbie

TROJAN BARBIE:  A car-crash encounter with Euripides’ Trojan Women The Theatre and Dance Department at Gustavus Adolphus College is proud to present Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, an award-winning play that thrusts a 21st century heroine into a prisoner-of-war camp alongside famous characters from Greek playwright Euripedes’ Trojan Women, such as Hecuba and Cassandra. Directed by Amy Seham, Trojan Barbie will be […]

Shane Jensen ’10 Returns to Minnesota for Newest Film The Way The Crow Flies

For some graduates, a move off of the campus following graduation includes a move back home for a time of soul-searching, reflection and discovery, a time to consider a path for the next step in their journey. While this move may not fit into their original master plan, it does provide some time to determine […]

Fringe Festival Names Clocked One of Sixteen Audience Picks

Each year at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, productions with the highest attendance at each venue are selected as “Audience Picks” and an additional performance is added to its schedule. Clocked, one of this year’s Fringe Festival events produced by Ben Kolis (Theatre Honors ’12), Renee Guittar (Dance Honors ’12) and Sarah Jabar (Dance ’10), earned […]

Dance Opens 25th Anniversary Celebration with Shared Space Concert

(Story by Tram Bui ’14) The Gustavus Department of Theater and Dance will present Shared Space….Connections in Space, a student-directed dance concert on December 6-8 in Gustavus’s Kresge Dance Studio. This concert ushers in the 25th anniversary of the Gustavus Dance Company, and will be led and directed by seniors Katherine Arndt, Hollie Edlund, Rachel […]

Anderson Theatre Opens New Season with Will Eno’s Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is pleased to open its 2012-2013 season with the contemporary dark comedy Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured (and Other Good Intentions), a collection of five short plays written by Will Eno and directed by Henry McCarthy. Performances of Behold the Coach will be […]

Gustavus to Stage Reading of Dustin Lance Black’s Documentary 8

The Department of Theatre and Dance and the Chaplain’s Office at Gustavus Adolphus College, in collaboration with Queers and Allies, will present a staged reading of Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black’s new documentary play 8 on October 14 on the Gustavus campus. Featuring a stellar cast of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College, […]

…a glimpse into the spotlight

Poignant movements, brutally honest, creative thinking and diverse genres are a glimpse of what is coming to the Gustavus Adolphus College stage. The start of the Theatre and Dance department’s season is in full swing as plays are being cast, scenes are beginning to be read through and choreography is coming together. Nobel Chapel Performance […]