Department of Theatre

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Behind the Screen: Talking 'Little Women' with Actress, Emily Gant
Behind the Screen: Talking 'Little Women' with Actress, Emily Gant

Rounding out the fall semester, The Department of Theatre will be presenting a unique performance experience-- an audio play version of “Little Women” by Kate Hamill. Though producing many challenges, the pandemic has also inspired theatre artists to find new and inventive ways to create performances that still captivate and connect with their audiences. The Department of Theatre has worked diligently to keep performances both safe and impactful for audiences, the cast, and the crew. This led to the creation of an audio play version of “Little Women”, which placed a lot of emphasis on the actors’ ability to convey the emotion and intention of the story using only their voices.  Emily Gant is one of the actors who stepped up to this challenge as the Narrator/Messenger.

Behind the Screen: Talking 'Together Apart: A Socially Distanced Collaboration' with Sound Designer, Katie Wolfe
Behind the Screen: Talking 'Together Apart: A Socially Distanced Collaboration' with Sound Designer, Katie Wolfe

The pandemic has presented many challenges for theatre artists over the past eight months in trying to create performances that still captivate and connect with their audiences. The Department of Theatre has worked diligently to keep performances both safe and impactful for audiences and cast and crew, in doing so, has created a completely original, devised piece for the second show of the season. Katie Wolfe is one of the many crew members that helped make the show possible with her work as Sound Designer and Video Media Consultant.

Meet the Playwrights for 'Together/Apart': Charlcie Hathorn
Meet the Playwrights for 'Together/Apart': Charlcie Hathorn

"Together Apart: A Socially Distanced Collaboration" features pieces from a multitude of sources and playwrights. Many of the pieces in "Together Apart", are from playwrights that wrote pieces about the pandemic, or other current economical and social events affecting them, others, and the world we live in. We want to take the chance to introduce you to our guest playwrights. Meet Charclie Hathorn, a current student at Auburn University and also the author of the poem "Naptime is Over" featured in "Together Apart".

AU Theatre in the Spotlight

Theatre and Dance Photo Galleries

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