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From left, senior Zoe Johnson and first-year student Nick Williams venture into the Unknown in Macabre Theatres stage adaptation of Over the Garden Wall.

Audiences return to familiar cartoon with stage production

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor April 12, 2023

Sitting in the dark as the opening is unveiled, the low hum of the cello mixes with the rest of the instruments to lull audience members back into the spooky but familiar fall foliage of the Unknown —...

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, sophomores Zoe Williams, Hannah Goodrich and senior Shosh Cohen look at coloring pages during Theatre Lab in IC Square, a series of events intended for the campus community.

Theater club hosts events to engage campus community

By Lily Lipka, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022
A calm settled over IC Square as students quietly chatted over their fall-themed coloring pages on Oct. 24 at “Theatre Lab in IC Square."
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.
From left, sophomore Jordan Orlando and first-year student Lee Moran perform the first play of the evening, Merry Murder, featuring a dark and comedic tone.

Macabre puts on ghost-themed 24 Hour Festival

By Ky Will and Matt Minton September 14, 2022
The sound of eruptious laughter and shocked moments of realization are just two of the many ways that audiences reacted in watching five new student-written plays unfold in front of them.
Walter Byongsok Chon, associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, received a grant to translate works from Korean playwright Myung-Wha Kim.

Q&A: IC professor awarded grant for Korean translation

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer September 7, 2022
Walter Byongsok Chon, associate professor in the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts, was awarded a grant for the translation of Korean literary works.
Anne Hogan joined Ithaca College as the inaugural dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (MTD) on Aug. 1. She most recently served at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, as the dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts. 

Q&A: Dean shares vision for School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Contributing Writer September 7, 2022
Contributing writer Noa Ran-Ressler sat down with new dean, Anne Hogan, to discuss her vision for the new School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Editorial: Students left in the dark on theater-music merge

Editorial: Students left in the dark on theater-music merge

By The Ithacan October 28, 2021
The APP is going forward with plans to move the Department of Theatre Arts to the School of Music from its current place in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

IC Theatre Lab stays connected with their community

November 6, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ithaca College is doing remote learning for the Fall 2020 semester. Ithaca College's only no-cut theatre program Theatre Lab is doing weekly livestreams on Instagram to...

Nicole Bethany Onwuka, junior acting major at Ithaca College, shares the challenges of furthering her acting education through virtual learning.

Commentary: Lights, camera, zoom?

By Nicole Bethany Onwuka September 23, 2020
Acting on Zoom is really difficult but not for obvious reasons. With this being our second semester online, we are acclimating to this.
From left, Mikaela Izquierdo as Jessie, Melissa Miller as Lina and Erica Steinhagen as Adrienne rehearse for the Kitchen Theatre production Cry It Out.

Female-focused story takes the local stage in play

By Julia DiGeronimo February 6, 2020
From left, Mikaela Izquierdo as Jessie, Melissa Miller as Lina and Erica Steinhagen as Adrienne rehearse for "Cry It Out."
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