Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Michael Cunningham

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Michael Cunningham!
         Michael Cunningham is a junior social work and theatre arts major with a minor in musical theatre! Michael stage managed one of the Student-Directed One Act shows last year and worked on Dr. Faustus as an assistant stage manager! He worked on construction crew for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and was seen as Avrum in Fiddler on the Roof, the cat in HONK!, and Mr. Beaver/Dwarf in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. HONK! is his favorite show that she has worked on at EMU. Michael will be spending the upcoming semester in Florida working at the Disney College Program!
       "Starting off my first show here at EMU a complete stranger and gaining a family," is Michael's favorite memory of EMU Theatre! After graduation he plans to attend graduate school and work as an arts therapist for terminally ill patients at the Make A Wish Foundation!
   

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Student In The Spotlight: Nick Beezy

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Nick Beezy!


       Nick Beezy is a senior communications major with a musical theatre minor! He has worked on HONK!, and Chicago at EMU! Chicago is his favorite show that he has done here. He can also be seen playing vaudeville legend Bert Williams in our upcoming production of Tintypes!
       When asked what his favorite memory of EMU Theatre was he said, "Meeting the Fab Five!" After graduation he plans to leave Michigan and go to either the west coast or New York City. He hopes to continue singing and pursuing theatre, and maybe even get into radio!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Amanda Brewer


This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Amanda Brewer!

    Amanda Brewer is a senior comprehensive communication, electronic media, and theatre arts major with an emphasis in theatre! She has worked on Merchant of Venice, White as Snow Red as Blood: The Story of Snow White, Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White, Fiddler on the Roof, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and To Kill A Mockingbird! Snow White is her favorite show that she has worked on at EMU. She is also the assistant director for our production of Tintypes!
       "Meeting and becoming friends with such great people in the department," is Amanda's favorite memory of EMU Theatre! After graduation she plans on moving to New York City or Los Angeles to continue studying and pursuing film and television and of course theatre!
   

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's Magical Marvel!

"I think hell's a fable." –Faustus, "Ay, think so still, till experience change thy mind." –Mephistopheles, Act II

Fall is upon us! We all know what that means: leaves changing, pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING, and of course HALLOWEEN! What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with a show that is sure to frighten even the bravest of audience members!



Prepare yourself for the tragical morality tale of DR. FAUSTUS, opening this Friday, October 10, 2014.

Written by: Christopher Marlowe
Directed by: Lee Stille



Performances Are:
October 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7pm
October 12 & 19 at 2pm


Friday, October 3, 2014

Student In The Spotlight: Matthew Webb

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Matthew Webb!

     Matthew Webb is a freshman at EMU majoring in Secondary Education English Language. He is currently playing John Faustus in Dr. Faustus. Matthew will also be performing in our production of Tintypes running from November to December!
       His favorite memory of EMU Theatre so far is, "When I was doing the read of Faustus and I said Homo Fudge instead of Homo Fuge." After graduation he hopes to go to a conservatory and get an MFA in Theatre!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Lauren Zamiska

This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Lauren Zamiska!
    Lauren Zamiska is a senior at EMU majoring in Comprehensive Communication and Theatre Arts and minoring in Drama and Theatre for the young. She has worked on Go Dog Go, Dead Man's Cell Phone (props), Safe Schools Project, Patricia Pollaco's Union City (children's tour), Urinetown: The Musical, Wedding Band A Love/Hate Story In Black and White, Honk!, Fiddler on the Roof, The Shape of Things (props) and To Kill A Mockingbird. When asked which one was her favorite she replied, Fiddler on the Roof! Lauren will be performing in our production of Afternoon of the Elves and working on props crew for Tintypes!
       When asked what her favorite memory of EMU Theatre was she said, "Making it through each obstacle that was thrown our way in To Kill A Mockingbird." After graduation she hopes to get a job working at Disney and hopefully go to Grad School! In the long run she wants to open up a theatre company for children with disabilities.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Student in the Spotlight: Jackie Odien


This week's Student in the Spotlight is...
Jackie Odien!

    Jackie Odien is a senior at EMU majoring in Theatre Arts and minoring in Entertainment Design and Technology. She has worked on Guys and Dolls (set crew), The Merchant of Venice (assistant stage manager), Urinetown the musical (assistant stage manager), Honk! (stage manager), Fiddler on the Roof (stage manager), and To Kill A Mockingbird (stage manager). Fiddler on the Roof was her favorite show that she has worked on at EMU. Jackie will also be stage managing our fall production of Tintypes!
       When asked what her favorite memory of EMU Theatre was she replied, "When Emily-Ann told me what I wanted to do with my life. It was during Guys and Dolls and there was a bunch of us in a big group circle. She said something to the effect of, “You’re gonna do what you want to do with your life. So you might as well do it right now.” And then the next day half of the group, myself included, changed our majors. She is my inspiration to be a stage manager today." After graduation she plans on moving to Chicago to start building a name for herself. Later on she wants to stage manage big musicals in New York City!