GV Theatre joins the Ghostlight Project  

Grand Valley Theatre will join artists and communities nationwide in participation with the Ghostlight Project.   Across the country, members of the theater community - from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters - have come together to launch the project. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a … Continue reading GV Theatre joins the Ghostlight Project  

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Professor Roger Ellis wins educational theater award

Roger Ellis, professor of theatre at Grand Valley State University will be awarded the Michigan Educational Theatre Association's Standing Ovation Award. The award is presented to a member of the theater community who has given unconditionally to the theater students of Michigan and high school students in particular. Director of the Michigan Educational Theatre Association … Continue reading Professor Roger Ellis wins educational theater award

GV professor elected to amateur theater world congress

Roger Ellis, a theatre professor at GVSU was elected to represent the American Association of Community Theatre at the meeting of the world congress for the International Amateur Theatre Association. The International Amateur Theatre Association is a global organization that works to promote understanding and education through theater.  The organization has 60 member nations and hosts … Continue reading GV professor elected to amateur theater world congress

Theatre Prof Directs Play in India

Karen Libman, Professor of Theatre, gained international acclaim recently for directing a Dorothy Parker play in India. Libman is on a Fulbright scholarship while on sabbatical, and the play is part of the work she is doing at B Borooah College in India during her sabbatical. The English-language newspaper Assam Tribune, a newspaper that covers … Continue reading Theatre Prof Directs Play in India

Theatre Alum Earns Masters In French

Rodel Salazar (BA Theatre 2003) was awarded his Masters of Art in French at Wayne State University this past May (2015). His concentration on French political, philosophical and cultural identity in 20th century France highlighted the Existentialist and Absurdist movement of Sartre, Ionesco, Camus and Beckett. Salazar has continued his theatre work since his move … Continue reading Theatre Alum Earns Masters In French

Recent Theatre Grads Accepted into Prestigious MFA Programs

Two recent GVSU Theatre graduates have been accepted into prestigious Master of Fine Arts programs. Chad Marriott (BS, Theatre, 2015) and Cody Robison (BA, Theatre, 2015) will begin their graduate work in the Fall of 2015. Marriott will enter the Master of Letters/Master of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance (MLitt/MFA) at Mary Baldwin College … Continue reading Recent Theatre Grads Accepted into Prestigious MFA Programs

First ‘Remembering Shakespeare’ Scholarship Recipients Named

Gilbert and Patricia Davis endowed a new scholarship this year in honor of Shakespeare. Theatre students Justin Mackey and Kimberly Griggs are the first recipients. Justin Mackey, who will be a senior, was the primary recipient.  He excels in a variety of areas and never backs off from work or a challenge.  He is always … Continue reading First ‘Remembering Shakespeare’ Scholarship Recipients Named