PAD

‘It’s a balancing act’: Student dance groups struggle to find practice space on campus

Many student dance groups have reported difficulties practicing for upcoming shows and festivals as a shortage of practice space on campus persists.

| Staff Reporter

Editor’s Note season 2 episode 6: The arts are back on campus

The Student Life arts and entertainment editors explain how they are covering the return to in-person events this semester.

| Staff Reporter

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

‘Men on Boats’ remembers explorers when history didn’t

“Men on Boats” doesn’t have men or boats, but have dynamic characters and clever set design.

| 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

‘For Colored Girls’ highlights the experiences of Black women

The Performing Arts Department’s series of plays from all-female playwrights continues Nov. 21 with the opening of “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” the 1975 choreopoem by Ntozake Shange.

Matthew Friedman | Senior Editor

PAD’s ‘Legally Blonde’ adds its own spin on the blockbuster hit

As I excitedly took my seat in Edison Theatre, I had high hopes for this production of “Legally Blonde. Whether presented in film or in theater, it is a necessity that “Legally Blonde” marries humor with the sentiment of conquering the impossible to make this heart-warming story come to life.

Grace Gore | Contributing Writer

‘What, like it’s hard?’: PAD celebrates women writers with Legally Blonde

“Legally Blonde,” based on the 2001 film of the same name, opened on Broadway in 2007. With music and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe and a book by Heather Hach, the musical serves as the first show in the Performing Arts Department’s (PAD) season of celebrating female writers.

| Senior Editor

WU Performing Arts Department releases 2019-2020 season

The Washington University Performing Arts Department has released their 2019-2020 season calendar. The season will feature theatrical productions all written by female playwrights.

Madelyn Quiroz | Contributing Writer

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