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Englis has designed costumes for The Rep since 1979.

Video: Professor's Costume Design for Rep's 'Hamlet'

October 13, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is performing "Hamlet" for the first time in its history, which was an opportunity for NBC affiliate KSDK-TV to shine the spotlight on the costume design of Webster University professor and Conservatory chair, Dottie Englis. In addition to her role with Webster, since 1979 Englis has designed costumes for the Rep, which resides on Webster University's main campus.

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Eat Subway on second and fourth Tuesdays each month

Local Subway Shop Helps Send Webster Conservatory Seniors to LA

September 26, 2017

In a partnership with Subway, Webster students have the opportunity to help Webster’s Conservatory of the Theatre Arts seniors travel to Los Angeles for their annual showcase. The second and fourth Tuesday of each month between the hours of 12 p.m and 5:30 p.m., a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the showcase. Students may use money from their Webster account or pay normally with a valid Webster ID.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Cybersecurity, Design and Theatre Alumni

September 20, 2017

Webster University's cybersecurity program was covered in the Orange County Business Journal and the Orange County Register as it expands to the Irvine, California, campus this fall. ... BFA Graphic Design alumna Ashley Webelhuth was profiled as the “Designer of the Week” in the major design periodical, PRINT Magazine. ... Conservatory alumna Courtney (Dempsey) Burkett and the Detroit Public Theatre she co-founded was featured in American Theatre Magazine.

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[title of show] opens Sept. 27 at Emerson Studio Theatre

Webster Conservatory to Perform Alumnus' [title of show] Musical

September 19, 2017

Webster University alumnus Hunter Bell (BFA '93) wrote a book turned one-act musical that was performed on Broadway in 2008. It received notable attention at the Musical Theatre Festival premiering in New York City and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Emerson Studio Theatre.

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Neal Richardson

Remembering Neal Richardson, Music and Conservatory Faculty Member

September 12, 2017

The University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Neal Richardson, who taught musical theatre styles, musicianship skills, and song study; coached three generations of musical theatre students; and served as musical director for numerous productions at Webster. Services are Thursday, Sept. 14. Memorials may be made to the Neal Richardson Endowed Memorial Musical Theatre Scholarship or to Samuel United Church of Christ.

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10 Blocks on the Camino Real

The National Theatre of Ghana Performs Tennessee Williams at Webster

September 08, 2017

The National Theatre of Ghana will be performing a production of "10 Blocks on the Camino Real," written by Tennessee Williams, directed by David Kaplan, and produced by Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival on the Webster Groves Campus, Monday, Sept. 11. The performance will take place at 12 p.m. in the green space between The Loretto-Hilton Center and the Thompson Music Building. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, was honored by the Educational Theatre Association this weekend.

Educational Theatre Association Honors Peter Sargent

June 26, 2017

Peter Sargent has been honored with the Educational Theatre Association’s Founders’ Award, which is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education, research and practice. The award recognizes work that supports the principles and mission of the EdTA founders to promote and strengthen theatre education.

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Lara Teeter, seen here teaching in the Muny Summer Intensive, is head of Musical Theatre at Webster.

News Around Webster: Teeter at Broadway Bootcamp; McGrath, Daniel on GCP; Rockwell with Afghan journalists

June 26, 2017

Lara Teeter taught at Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp in Oklahoma. ... Kim McGrath and Ron Daniel presented at NAFSA in Los Angeles on "Global Citizenship: Learning Outcomes in a Worldwide Curriculum." ... Rick Rockwell was cited for his webinar work with journalists in Afghanistan and the Salam Watandar radio network by Internews.

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Next Fall

Conservatory Students Direct Spring Capstone Projects

March 21, 2017

Melania Ricks (Next Fall) and Max Friedman (Rhinoceros), students in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, will present two senior directing capstone projects March 31-April 2, and April 7-9. Both productions are student-run. This project is also a semester assignment for Conservatory acting, costume design, scenic design, lighting design, sound design and stage management students.

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Webster students performed at the invitation MCA

Webster Students Perform at Capitol for Arts Advocacy Day

February 09, 2017

Webster University students provided feature entertainment on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Missouri state capitol as the Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA) hosted their annual advocacy day. Representing the Department of Music in the noontime concert were Nathan Coleman, senior piano performance major; Brittany Graham, graduate vocal performance major; and Atum Jones, senior guitar performance major. Madeline Purches, senior musical theatre major, represented the Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

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Webster performs 'The Philadelphia Story' Feb. 15-19, 22-26

The Philadelphia Story: Conservatory Performs 1930s Comedy

February 01, 2017

Did you know Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts is among the best in the United States? Come see for yourself with its production of 1930s comedy "The Philadelphia Story," where a high-society second wedding is the setting for a witty, highly entertaining weekend. Reserve tickets by calling the Fine Arts hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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Faculty are no strangers to Shakespeare productions. [Pictured: Conservatory production of The Tempest]

Webster Faculty in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis 2017's 'The Winter's Tale'

October 24, 2016

Once again Webster University faculty members will have a big hand in the annual Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. The 2017 production of "The Winter's Tale" will be directed by Bruce Longworth with additional Conservatory faculty members John Wylie (lighting design), Rusty Wandall (sound design) and Dorothy Marshall Englis (costume design) also among those involved.

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The Conservatory's production of The Tempest

Teeter on the Importance of Failing in 'Stage Directions'

October 21, 2016

Lara Teeter, head of Musical Theatre in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, was one of three faculty members asked to share their thoughts on letting students learn by failing for a feature in Stage Directions magazine. "We take a cultural view of failure. If you're going to be curious, failure is a huge part of that, part of the tools to understand what the process is really about."

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