Acting for the Camera - Selling the Product

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 20, 2023 at 11:45 AM

Students in Theater Professor Mary Vreeland's  Acting for the Camera course, An intensive scene study course for the advanced student actor, spent their class time recording short commercial scripts, each trying to convince the viewer to purchase a self-care product.  The scene was reviewed and Professor Vreeland and the rest of the class gave immediate feedback. 

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Around Campus - Acting for the Camera

Posted by Andy Cunningham on March 3, 2023 at 12:21 PM

Students in Theater Professor Mary Vreeland's  Acting for the Camera course, An intensive scene study course for the advanced student actor, spent their class time recording short commercial scripts for the camera. The scene was reviewed and Professor Vreeland and the rest of the class gave immediate feedback. 

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Technical Theater - Set Building

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 25, 2023 at 10:00 AM

At yesterday's class, Professor Jo Nazro, Fitchburg State University Industrial Technology/Technical Theater alum, reviews set plans for this semester's production of Extremities and gives students various tasks to complete to build sections of the set. Check back for more details about the production. Learn more about our Theater Concentration here

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Topics: Student Experience, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Stage Movement - Royal Walking

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 16, 2023 at 8:00 AM

With the help of some towels and safety pins, students in Theater Professor Kelly Morgan's Stage Movement course learned how to carry themselves with royal airs in Weston Auditorium. This workshop-oriented course utilizes the basis techniques of movement with emphasis on developing each student's potential for effective physicalization of a character on stage.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Around Campus - Technical Theater

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 13, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Professor Jo Nazro, Fitchburg State University Industrial Technology/Technical Theater alum, starts with the basics to get her Technical Theater students prepared to begin construction for this semester's production of Extremities. Check back for more details about the production. Learn more about our Theater Concentration here

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Alumni, Communications/Media, Theater Program

Advanced Stage Movement: Combat - Sword Play

Posted by Andy Cunningham on February 3, 2023 at 12:54 PM

Theater Professor Kelly Morgan teaches students how to utilize the sword as an extension of the character and a a vehicle by which the actor propels the story in his
Stage Movement: Combat in Weston Auditorium. This workshop-oriented course utilizes the basis techniques of movement with emphasis on developing each student's potential for effective physicalization of a character on stage.

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Topics: Programs and Majors, Communications/Media, Theater Program

A Raisin in the Sun - Sneak Peek

Posted by Andy Cunningham on November 15, 2022 at 9:48 AM

Beginning this evening, the Communications Media Department will present its production of Lorraine Hansberry’s celebrated play A Raisin in the Sun. The play tells the story of a lower-class black family’s struggle to gain middle-class acceptance. The university’s production is directed by Professor Kelly Morgan. “It is brutally upsetting that issues presented in this play still resonate with us as a society," Morgan said. A Raisin in the Sun will be performed in the Wallace Theater for the Performing Arts at the McKay Complex at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Learn more about the production here.

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Topics: Student Experience, Events, Programs and Majors, Storytelling, Communications/Media, Theater Program

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