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ArtsWinthrop promotes exceptional music, theatre, dance and visual arts programming for the Winthrop University campus, community, and regional audiences. Explore all that ArtsWinthrop has to offer by clicking the events tab on our main menu or connect with us on social media. With over 100 free events a year, there is something for everyone! 

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Fall Audition Dates for the Department of Theatre and Dance

Auditions for the fall productions begin Aug. 21 and are open to all students regardless of major.

 

Winthrop Dance Theatre and RockHettes

Wed. and Thu., Aug. 22 & 23 at 6:30 p.m. 

235 Johnson Hall

Performance Dates for WDT Nov. 8-11; Performance Dates for RockHettes Nov. 29-Dec. 1
-Wear appropriate attire for dancing and bring any and all dance shoes. See audition times for each piece on dance board outside 235 Johnson Hall
-Choreographers will post descriptions of their dance pieces as well as the weekly rehearsal schedule and the number of dancers needed.

Senior Choreography Showcase

Tue. or Wed., Aug. 28 & 29 at 6:30 p.m.  

235 Johnson Hall

Performance Dates Nov. 30-Dec. 2
-Wear appropriate attire for dancing and bring any and all dance shoes.
-All choreographers will audition both nights; students only need to attend one night.

Theatre production of "DOG SEES GOD" 

Tue., Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Johnson Theatre Lobby

Performance Dates Oct. 3-7
-Sign up for an audition time in Johnson Hall at Theatre Callboard (by the elevator)
-Prepare a dramatic monologue, 1-2 minutes in length. Cold reading "sides" will be available, but prepared monologues preferred.
-Call-backs as needed will be held Wed., Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Theatre production of "Luna Gale"

Wed., Aug. 22 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Johnson Theatre Lobby

Performance Dates Sep. 26-30
-Sign up for an audition time in Johnson Hall at Theatre Callboard (by the elevator)
-Prepare a dramatic monologue, 1-2 minutes in length. Cold reading "sides" will be available, but prepared monologues preferred.
-Call-backs as needed will be held Thu., Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
-Auditioning students should dress appropriately; attire should be comfortable but professional.


 

New CVPA Faculty Members Announced for 2018-2019 Academic Year

Faculty Announcement 2018-19

Karen Oremus, associate professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Fine Arts in Winthrop University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. She will begin the new role on August 1. Oremus has worked at Zayed University since 2003 and has held numerous administrative roles during her time there, including chair of the Department of Art and Design and assistant dean of the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises. Most recently, she worked as the visual art major coordinator and associate professor of printmaking and visual arts. Prior to her time at Zayed University, Oremus served as an adjunct professor of printmaking at The Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Oremus holds an M.F.A. in printmaking from The Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and a B.F.A. in printmaking from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada

Dr. Marvin McAllister joins the Department of Theatre and Dance as an assistant professor of theatre. Dr. McAllister comes to us from the University of South Carolina and is the author of the books “White People Do Not Know How to Behave at Entertainments Designed for Ladies and Gentlemen of Colour: William Brown's African and American Theatre,” and “Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance.” He has worked as a dramaturg for theatrical productions in New York, Chicago, the District of Columbia, and Seattle. Dr. McAllister holds a Ph.D. in theatre and drama from Northwestern University as well as a bachelor’s degree in history with theatre studies from Yale University.

Claudia O’Steen
joins us as an assistant professor of fine arts (interdisciplinary studio art) in the Department of Fine Arts. Often collaborating with various art forms in her work, O’Steen’s work is inspired by the history of science, technology, and observation, and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. A faculty member in the fine art department at the University of West Florida since 2016, O’Steen has an M.F.A. in digital + media from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a B.F.A. in design and film from Watkins College of Art.

Dr. Adam Snow
has been named assistant professor of music after 13 years as part of the Department of Music at Winthrop as an adjunct professor and instructor of music. Throughout his career, Dr. Snow has performed with many legendary musicians and works closely with the Jazz Arts Initiative in Charlotte. Dr. Snow holds a Ph.D. in musical arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a master’s degree in music and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Winthrop University.

Jesse Weser
joins the Department of Design as assistant professor of design after six years as an adjunct instructor and senior instructor. She also served as a faculty member at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, and holds many years of experience as a creative director and designer for Moonlight Creative Group in Charlotte, N.C. Weser holds a master’s degree in design from Domus Academy and a B.F.A in visual communication from Winthrop University.

 

For more information on ArtsWinthrop, please contact Whitney Hough, director of communications and community engagement, at 803/323-2399 or houghw@winthrop.edu. If you need to speak to the Winthrop Box Office concerning tickets about theatre and dance productions, please call 803/323-4014.

 

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