Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations.
With the new school year in full gear, BWW has updated the fully-interactive Student Show Calendar with 2011-2012 student productions. We have also made it easy for schools to upload photos, videos, cast lists, articles and other media content for each of their shows. In addition, BWW will be combing through all content regularly and will launch weekly feature stories highlighting productions locally and nationally that have provided us with this extra content.
-- BWW Student Center Readers: What do you want to see in 2012-2013? Have your say here!
This week, BWW shines its college spotlight on The School of Theater at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio!
Housed in the College of Fine Arts, now in its 75th year, the School of Theater at Ohio University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees catering to students interested in performance, technical production, stage management, playwriting, dramaturgy or those seeking to further their academic career past graduation.
Undergraduate options for students include a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or Production while students enrolled in the BFA program can pursue their degree in Playwriting or Stage Management. Graduate studies offerings consist of a Master of Arts in Theatre or Theater History and Criticism, and a Master of Fine Arts in Production Design and Technology as well as a MFA in Playwriting. For more information on degree options, click here.
The College of Fine Arts also offers degree programs in Art, Dance, Film, Interdisciplinary Arts and Music. For more on these, visit http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/
With access to three mainstage theatres, fitted with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, the production seasons at Ohio University provide an excellent way for students to apply newly-gained skills and talents to a host of productions each year. Past shows produced by the department include 'The Misanthrope', 'The Idiot', 'Vampire Cowboys Project', 'Holiday' and 'Eurydice'. Currently playing is the 'Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights Festival' which started on Wednesday, May 23, and will run thru June 2 in the Virginia Hahne Theater & Forum Theater. Daytime play readings are scheduled form May 30 to June 2 while feature plays will take to the stage thru Saturday, May 26. For more information, click here.
To lear more about the School of Theater, check out this promo video or visit http://www.finearts.ohio.edu/theater/
Congratulations to everyone involved with the School of Theater at OU for earning this week's BroadwayWorld School in the Spotlight mention!
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Photo of Max Monning and Chris Young in OU's production of 'The Idiot'. Photo by Cayce Clifford.