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Students in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance perform The Hunchback of Notre Dame on April 22. The performance was the last to be put on by a student in the Master of Music in Conducting.

Last curtain call for the conducting masters program

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer April 26, 2023
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” marks graduate student Alex Gutierrez’s final show at Ithaca College and the last production ever to be put on by a student in the Master of Music in Conducting program.
Letter to the Editor: Alum shares the wider history of Roy H. Park School of Communications

Letter to the Editor: Alum shares the wider history of Roy H. Park School of Communications

By Mike Slepian April 26, 2023
I hope we don't ignore much of our history and the many great professors and pioneering alumni that set the stage for the Park School.
A group of students rehearse for Ithaca College’s production of “The Pirates of  Penzance” on Jan 30. The show opens Feb. 22 and runs until March 1.

Dillingham prepares for Spring 2023 main stage shows

By Kinsey Burr February 1, 2023
Ithaca College’s Center for Theatre and Dance has been preparing for the quartet of shows being performed in the Spring 2023 season for the past eleven months.
From left, junior Jenny Rose and Aaliyah Warrington ’21 rehearse for Warringtons original play, Pas De Trois, or The Dancing Witch Play. The play runs from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17.

Q&A: Alum bewitches Dillingham with original play

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor November 8, 2022
The premiere of Aaliyah Warrington’s ’21 play, “Pas De Trois, or The Dancing Witch Play,” occurs Nov. 11 in the Earl McCarroll Studio, and runs until Nov. 17.
From left, co-presidents sophomore Jasmine Williams, junior Achille Vann Rica and sophomore Sydney Wilson, secretary of Black Artists United, meet in the library to discuss the club.

New theater clubs push diversity into the spotlight

By Jess Williams, Contributing Writer September 21, 2022
Two new theater organizations, Black Artists United and Harmony Theatre Collective, are focusing on creating people of color-exclusive spaces for artists at Ithaca College.
Sophomore David Klos thinks that the upcoming Department of Theatre Arts and School of Music merge is as an amazing opportunity for the students.

Commentary: Theater students will benefit from merge

By David Klos November 17, 2021
From both the theatre department and music school perspective students may find that there are advantages and new opportunities to merge the two schools
Senior Sobeida Rosa writes that shows like Sister Act, which highlight people of color, provide crucial representation for POC as predominantly white institutions like Ithaca College.

Commentary: Sister Act provides space for POC representation

By Sobeida Rosa November 13, 2019
Seeing such a diverse cast on stage is a refreshing thing to see, especially at Ithaca College — a predominantly white institution.
From left, seniors Robin Mazer and Jonah Bobo perform at the Wheels for Women Benefit Cabaret. Kathleen Mulligan, associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, founded the charity seven years ago.

Cabaret benefits survivors of abuse in India

By James Baratta February 6, 2019

On Feb. 2, Wheels for Women performed in Clark Theatre for its 8th Annual Benefit Cabaret. Kathleen Mulligan, associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, founded the Wheels for Women charity...

Former student Emily Bautista, to the left in a solid blue dress, and the current cast of Miss Saigon during opening night curtain call. The play takes place during the Vietnam War era.

Q&A: Former theater student makes her debut on Broadway

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer October 11, 2017
I was kind of planning on transitioning to communications. When I got “Saigon,” that’s when I left school and that’s what got me back into theater.
Editorial: Local theater initiatives deserve more recognition

Editorial: Local theater initiatives deserve more recognition

September 13, 2017
Theater is a representation of the world around us. It displays our cultural anxieties, fears and pressing issues.
“As the semesters went by, it just got less and less open, and people started saying things that weren’t okay, and I began to realize the underlying cause of that was because I was a woman of color,” freshman Erin Lockett said.

Theater students face racial microaggressions in department

By Sophia Adamucci, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2017
Catherine Weidner, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Arts, said that overall, ALANA students represent 26 percent of the Department of Theatre Arts.
Performing Arts One on One: Scenic Designer Katie McGeorge

Performing Arts One on One: Scenic Designer Katie McGeorge

By Jacob Sullivan, Assistant Multimedia Editor September 7, 2016
Ithaca College senior Katie McGeorge discusses designing puppets for "Hand to God" at the Kitchen Theater Company.
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