Theater

Black Anthology embraces identity and community in the virtual age

The performance, “Essential(s),” truly embraced the gifts of the digital age and brought me fully into the story and performances of the evening. 

| Staff Writer

‘FOCUS’ traps audiences inside their own heads (in a good way)

The show brings to life and examines in a unique way the most confounding, most inexplicable and most human flaw of the young mind. 

| Staff Writer

Ahead of ‘Focus,’ Shaelee Comettant reflects on how the pandemic has shaped her art

While Comettant’s artistic journey didn’t begin on the stage, she found her niche for theater in reflecting on the different artistic values that go into making up a show

| Staff Writer

Cast n’ Crew finds way to show off student talent through virtual showcase

Their Fall 2020 Showcase was a success, showcasing student talent and fortitude when performances are few and far between.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival 2020: A virtual portal into the theatrical realm

Within their Zoom boxes, actors convey their characters, often brilliantly, through their voice, facial expressions and a few gestures that can be seen from the chest up. 

Alice Nguyen | Contributing Writer

Performing Arts Department virtual season to look to the past as well as present

The PAD is not just looking to the past and present; they are also attempting to find a footing in this brave new world.

Lydia McKelvie | Staff Writer

The Black Rep makes ‘Front Porch Society’ a memorable virtual experience

While it would seem that watching a production via Zoom would take away some of that so-called “theatre magic,” that wasn’t the case with “Front Porch Society.”

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Four shows, no stage: Student theatre cancelled

Washington University’s campus closure caused the premature cancellation of four student-run theater performances.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Spell #7’ discusses racism in theater and teaches how to ‘love it being colored’

“Spell #7” is a choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange and performed for the first time in 1979.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

‘Men on Boats’ to reexamine a historical American moment

“Men on Boats” takes a unique look on the age of American Western exploration by refusing to cast cisgender white men.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

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