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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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slasher

Conservatory Presents 'Slasher' Sept. 28-Oct. 9

September 27, 2016

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents "Slasher" Sept. 28-Oct. 9, with performances in Emerson Studio Theatre. This hilarious dark comedy won high praise at its premiere at the 2009 Humana Festival. It’s a night of laughs...with a few screams mixed in. This production contains violence and strong language and is intended for mature audiences only.

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Webster Artists in 'Atomic' Musical at New Line Theatre through June 25

June 17, 2016

Webster University is well-represented at performances of the musical Atomic, running Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays now through June 25 at New Line Theatre in St. Louis' Grand Center. Department of Music chair Jeffrey Carter serves musical director for the production, Webster alumnus Jake Stereos (BM ’15) plays bass, current student Eric Bateman plays cello, former students Larissa White and Sean McDaniel are cast in supporting roles, and Benjamin Roseman (BA ’16) is the sound designer.

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A clean sweep!

Conservatory Students Sweep NSAL Chapter Competition

April 14, 2016

The 2016 National Society of Arts and Letters National Annual Awards Competition were held March 5 at the Loretto-Hilton Center. Students from Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts swept the awards: Austen Bohmer (Acting) finished in first place; Corbin Sprayberry (Musical Theatre) followed in second place; and Cherlynn Desiree Álvarez (Musical Theatre) placed third. The NSAL Annual Awards Competition offers young artists an exceptional opportunity to perform for a panel of top-ranked professional judges.

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Conservatory Presents 'Cockfight Play' April 8-10

April 07, 2016

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents Mike Bartlett’s "Cockfight Play," April 8–10, with performances in Stage III, located on the first floor of Webster Hall. Due to language and subject matter this production is intended for mature audiences only. A post-show discussion with the cast and director James Kolditz will follow the Friday, April 8, performance.

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Left Jared Campbell ’17, Middle Gad Guterman, Right Kai Klose ’17, Photo by Max Friedman ’17)

Alumni, Faculty, Student Work Showcased at BRIEFS Festival of LGBTQ Plays

March 25, 2016

The work of Webster University alumni, students, and professors will be on extensive display at the fifth annual BRIEFS: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays on April 8-10 at the Centene Center for Arts and Education. Co-produced by That Uppity Theatre Company and Vital Voice, BRIEFS is a unique showcase in St. Louis that brings together numerous directors and theatrical artists, presenting theatrical work that address the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning people.

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Around Webster: Woolf on Psychology of Hate, Hwang on Jane Austen, Guterman-Finlayson Play

March 21, 2016

Linda Woolf will give the Distinguished Scholar lecture at the University of Southern Indiana, "The Psychology of Hate: From Intolerance to Terror," on March 21, Sheila Hwang is the Kirkwood Library's guest speaker for "Literary Feasts, from Jane Austen's Day to the Present" on April 20, and Gad Guterman and Doug Finlayson will have a selection of their play read at the National Conference of the Association for Jewish Theatre showcase April 2-6.

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