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Theatre Arts Major Wins National Playwriting Award

Junior Theatre Arts major Melissa Green is this year’s winner of the Kennedy Center’s National Undergraduate Playwriting Award – which she was awarded for her original full-length play, “Goldenrod.” The play is the story of a woman who was never allowed to process the traumas of her childhood and the long-lasting effect it has had […]

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Professor Henley to be Honored at Inge Theater Festival

Acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and LMU Theatre Arts Presidential Professor Beth Henley will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Award at the 36th William Inge Theater Festival at Independence Community College, Kansas, April 19-22, 2017. Henley joins the roster of renowned playwrights who have traveled to the small Kansas town, named […]

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Entertainer Kate Micucci ’03 Stays Close to Her Alma Mater

A strength of LMU, and the College of Communication and Fine Arts in particular, is the ongoing involvement of distinguished alumni. A case in point: entertainer Kate Micucci ’03. She can be seen in films such as Mike Birbiglia’s latest movie “Don’t Think Twice” and will star in a romantic comedy “Unleashed,” which will both […]

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Theatre, Photography Among CFA’s Undergraduate Research Presentations

The 7th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium attracted nearly 350 students from all five undergraduate colleges and the School of Film and TV. Among the presenters were Ariana Sturr, a studio arts major, and Brea Hammonds, a theater arts and communication studies major. Sturr, a senior with an emphasis in photography, is profoundly interested in humanity’s […]

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Theatre Arts Lecturer Gets Visionary Playwright Award

Ian MacAllister-McDonald ’06, a faculty member of the Theatre Arts Department, has received the Visionary Playwright Award from Theater Masters, an organization dedicated to nurturing, developing, and producing or causing to be produced the work of emerging American playwrights. MacAllister-McDonald, who in addition to being an LMU alumnus is a lecturer in playwriting in the […]

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LMU Professors Royer, Loo Earn Honors

Royer’s Work Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award Judith Royer, C.S.J., has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her 40-year career dedicated to developing and fostering the talents of theatre students. Royer, a theatre arts professor at Loyola Marymount University, received the honor from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival on Feb. 14 […]

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LMU to Host African Theatre Conference

The prestigious African Theatre Association conference is coming to Loyola Marymount University on July 23-26, 2015. The association’s annual conferences encourage the highest levels of scholarship in the study and practice of African performance and theatre. Scholars and practitioners gather to exchange ideas, knowledge and information on developments in African theatre. “LMU has been selected […]

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From the Classroom to the Stage

Lissa Danshaw ’13 walked out of her last final exam at Loyola Marymount University and two days later took the stage of a Hollywood club to perform her standup comedy routine. “That history exam was tough,” Danshaw said, “and I felt like I had earned my spot on the stage and the right to be […]

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LMU Undergraduates Gain Valuable Acting Training at Moscow Art Theatre

Loyola Marymount University’s theatre arts majors play a role as the higher education emphasis on study abroad grows. Each spring, 25 LMU students have the opportunity to travel to Europe to study the Stanislavski system of acting at the Moscow Art Theatre, the theatre where this style originated. One of the most popular performance training […]

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