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Matt Vogel

In the News: Pickart on music career, Vogel's Big Bird in KC, Smith on media literacy, Laburda on mental health

July 25, 2019

Matt Pickart was a recent subject of "20Q," a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community in The Gazette. ... Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumnus Matt Vogel and his work on "Sesame Street" was the focus of a July 10 Kansas City Star feature story. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Education Dive about a study that exposed the difficulties in trying to teach media literacy in K-12 environments. ... Webster alumna and licensed mental health counselor Mary Beth Laburda was a featured columnist in USA Today’s “Florida Today” section.

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Andrew Goldbranson

Remembering Andrew Goldbranson, Webster Conservatory Student

July 16, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Andrew Goldbranson, a student who was following a passion for acting and musical theatre in Webster's Conservatory of Theatre Arts. The Conservatory community has been notified and memorial services will be held July 17-18 in Darien, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Andrew Goldbranson Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fall the Conservatory will explore an appropriate way to honor Andrew's time at Webster.

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Kemper Award

Excellence in Teaching: 2019 Kemper Award Winners Awada, Geraghty-Rathert, Arese Visconti, Ryals

May 15, 2019

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Jef Awada, Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Francesco Arese Visconti and Robert Ryals.

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Englis and Sargent: Favorite theatre designers in St. Louis.

In the News: Sargent, Englis favorite designers; fastest theatre production; Hill on air

April 30, 2019

Peter Sargent and Dottie Marshall Englis were named the region's favorite lighting and costume designers, respectively, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's annual "The Go! List of Arts." ... The students attempting to break the world record for "fastest theatre production" were featured on local NBC and CBS affiliates. ... Stuart Chapman Hill was on St. Louis On The Air discussing inclusivity and CHARIS: The St. Louis Women's Choir he directs.

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Keith Welsh

News Around Webster: Welsh, Hill, Guterman, Glaveanu

April 29, 2019

Keith Welsh presented "Karma or Anti-Karma: Teaching Thai Culture using Chart Korbjitti's 'The Judgment' at ASIANetwork conference. … Stuart Hill led two CHARIS Women’s Chorus concerts. … Gad Guterman presented at the 2019 Popular Culture Association’s national conference. … Vlad Glaveanu co-authored four chapters in the second edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity.

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Webster students will attempt to break the world record for fastest theatrical production.

Students Aim to Break World Record for Fastest Theatrical Production

April 22, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, a large group of Webster University Students, including thespians, technicians, stage designers, costumers, videographers, actors, and musicians will try to make history. They plan on designing, learning, rehearsing, and then performing a yet-to-be-named musical in record time.

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Conservatory promotional ad saluting The Muny's centennial.

Webster Wins Advertising Awards for Recruitment, Branding, Conservatory

April 11, 2019

Webster University's Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned nine more advertising and marketing industry awards for advertising and print production for admissions and recruitment, institutional branding, and the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. The awards for 2018 activities were received from the SIAA, Collegiate Advertising Awards and the Educational Advertising Awards.

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The Little Prince runs March 29-30.

Conservatory Presents 'The Little Prince' March 29-30

March 26, 2019

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents "The Little Prince" March 29-30 on Stage III. Written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar and adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, "The Little Prince" tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal "little man" who appears and asks him to "Please, sir, draw me a sheep." For tickets, call (314) 968-7128.

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For tickets, call the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

Conservatory Presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'

November 26, 2018

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents Chekhov's "The Three Sisters," as adapted by Sarah Ruhl, Nov. 28-Dec. 2 and Dec. 5-9 in the Loretto-Hilton Center's Emerson Studio Theatre. Trapped in a provincial Russian town after the death of their father, three sisters lament the passing of better times and long for the excitement of Moscow. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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Webster Conservatory Presents 'Fahrenheit 451' Nov. 14-18

November 14, 2018

The public is invited to the Webster Conservatory production of "Fahrenheit 451." Ray Bradbury’s classic drama is a timely and suspenseful journey, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian tale about the importance of reading and thinking for oneself. The production will take place at the Browning Mainstage Theatre Nov. 14-18 at 7:30 p.m., with the Sunday production at 2 p.m. Free admission is offered to Webster Students, Faculty, and Staff with a valid ID. $15 for adults, $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students. $2 for children 12 and under.

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Dean Peter Sargent and the Stage Management program were recognized by the Stage Managers' Association.

Sargent, Stage Management Program Honored by SMA

September 26, 2018

Peter Sargent and Webster University’s Stage Management program were honored at an awards ceremony held by the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) in New York City. The dean of Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts received the first SMA special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for “inspiring generations of professional stage managers.” He was introduced by alumna Julia Jones '89, who was stage manager for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.

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Conservatory of Theatre Arts will preform 'The Fantastics' Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-14.

Conservatory Presents 'The Fantasticks' Oct. 3-7, Oct. 10-14

September 25, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University opens its 2018-19 season with "The Fantasticks," an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills. Performances run from Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-14. To reserve tickets, call the Fine Arts hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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