IU Southeast Theater News and Features
Kristin Gilbert ’12 brings the smiles in adaptive theatre production
May 13, 2021
By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into lockdown, Kristen Gilbert ’12 had an idea to overcome the isolation: a virtual stage play that would allow socially distanced performers to share in a common effort. The result is “A Smile Is Never Far Away,” a musical variety show written and ...
Romeo and Juliet — theatre for a star-crossed year
January 15, 2021
By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The show must go on. Those words cannot be attributed to Shakespeare. But they encompass the persistence and passion that have combined to bring his tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to the stage at IU Southeast, in this most star-crossed of years. In this production, Daniel Hill has re-crafted Shakespeare’s ...
Matt Street ’19 selected to join Actors Theatre Professional Training Company
August 17, 2020
By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Matt Street ’19 has been selected to join the Professional Training Company (PTC) at Actors Theatre in Louisville. The apprenticeship program gives 39 members in all areas of performance, production and management the opportunity to produce a full season of shows focused on new works and emerging artists. Street is ...
Nate Wheatley ’07: Bringing opera into the 21st century
June 19, 2020
By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In the 12-minute opera Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens, Paula Deen makes her signature Lady’s Brunch Burger in her stage kitchen, takes a bite, chokes, dies, and is transported to the gates of heaven, where she is greeted by two angels who implore her to repent of her overuse of ...
“Almost, Maine”: IU Southeast theatre production offers unique takes on love
March 2, 2018
By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—It’s the dead of winter, and love is in the air. At least that’s the way it happens in the IU Southeast Theatre production, “Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani. This weekend affords audiences one last chance to see the play at the Ogle Center’s Robinson Theater. “Almost, Maine” is a ...
IU Southeast student and dean win local theatre awards for acting, directing
February 14, 2017
By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Feb. 6 was a big night for the IU Southeast theatre program at the third annual Arts-Louisville.com/Broadway World Theatre Awards honoring excellence in local theatre in Louisville, Ky. Cody King, a communications/theatre major from Sellersburg, Ind., was named best actor in a play for his portrayal of the neurotic thespian ...
“Guys and Dolls” is a landmark for growing theatre program
April 5, 2016
By Steven Krolak When the curtain rises on “Guys and Dolls” in the Robinson Theater at the Ogle Center this week, audiences will be treated to one of the most ambitious productions ever mounted by the IU Southeast theatre program. Twenty-five students will sing, dance, bet, pray, brawl and woo their way through the kaleidoscope ...
“Hamlet” takes the stage at IU Southeast
March 7, 2013
NEW ALBANY, IN, (March 7, 2013) – Get ready for a ghostly good time when “Hamlet” premieres at Indiana University Southeast this weekend. The IU Southeast Theatre Department is producing the Shakespearean classic March 7-10 and March 14-17 at the Robinson Theater in the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at IU Southeast. Directed by Daniel R. Hill, adjunct lecturer in theatre, the show features IU Southeast junior Mitch Donahue as Hamlet.