From left, Mikaela Izquierdo as Jessie, Melissa Miller as Lina and Erica Steinhagen as Adrienne rehearse for “Cry It Out.”
Ithaca College’s fall semester Main Stage Theater lineup explores the theme of breaking convention with “Everybody,” “Sister Act,” “Hedda Gabler” and “The Antigone Project.” Contributing writer Linnea Carchedi spoke with members of the shows’ creative teams to discuss the productions.
Kathleen Mulligan, professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, is in rehearsals for “The Belle of Amherst,” a one-woman play she will perform in Beirut later this fall.
AAPIs were the only minority group that saw a decrease in representation during the 2015–2016 season on New York City stages, as reported by the Asian American Performers Action Coalition.
Comedians, ventriloquists, singers and acrobats all nestled into the comfortable chaos of vaudeville performances, which first emerged in the 1850s.
“We’d talked to a lot of people who’d like to see shows . . . spotlighting a different kind of musical or aspect of pop culture,” sophomore Joshua Isaac said.
Every character besides the narrator is played by a member of the audience. Some stay in their seats … while others are brought onto the stage.