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Student Jessie Armstead performed in The America Play last in the Sandefur Theatre in Guzzeta Hall.

Theater program returns to UA

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor November 9, 2016

After a two-year hiatus, the theater arts degree program is back at The University of Akron for this upcoming spring semester, following approval from the Board of Trustees and the Ohio Department of Higher...

Seniors Lia Pietrolungo and Chad Weaver retell the conversation between a young Vietnamese student and their grandmother about the war in Vietnam.

Students retell voices of Vietnam

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor November 9, 2016

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is a black wall listing the names of the 58,200 Americans who died in the Vietnam War. This wall is 150 yards long. If we made a monument listing the three...

Second week of ‘The American Play’

By Julian Curet, [email protected] November 9, 2016

This November the UA Theatre Arts main stage production is “The America Play,” written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jimmie Woody. The next performances take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 and at...

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

EJ links with Playhouse Square, Civic Theater

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2015

The University of Akron is partnering with Playhouse Square and the Akron Civic Theatre to present the “Broadway in Akron” series at EJ Thomas Hall.   With the new two-year agreement, the series...

Denise Russels, Tatiana James, and Malibu Peruu poses with ZPN coordinators after the show to support the event

Diversity event not a drag

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor March 12, 2015

With over 90 students in attendance, The University of Akron held a drag show on Tuesday, March 10 in the Student Union Theatre from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show was a way to engage and for UA to promote...

Classic Broadway musical revamped

Classic Broadway musical revamped

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor February 12, 2015

The four-time Tony award winning musical, “Camelot,” was held at EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. This famous Broadway musical first premiered in the 1960s and the production continues...

Midtown Men singing to a full house.

The Midtown Men bring back 60s rock

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor November 3, 2014

The Midtown Men, made of 4 original cast members from Jersey Boys: Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer visit Akron for the first time to put on...

Juliet played by Allison Good and Romeo played by Matthew J. Wheeler  in Romeo&Juliet.

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer August 4, 2014

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company...

"Stories of the Kindertransport" to premiere at Sanderfur Theatre

December 6, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer Imagine being a child on a train headed for a foreign country, and having to endure the journey completely alone. Nearly 10,000 Jewish children faced this reality at the start...

Biblical "myth" turned to musical

November 27, 2012

Written by: Boh Brown Imagine walking through the land of Canaan in Biblical times and finding yourself surrounded by energetic, singing and dancing men and women who were narrating their adventures....

A new theater company opens at Akron

October 11, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick A new theater company has officially opened its doors here in Akron. They call themselves None Too Fragile, and have made their home next to Pub Bricco in the Valley. None...

The “Emperor” comes to UA

April 12, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick Eugene O’Neill’s classic play “The Emperor Jones” will make its debut at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall tonight. The production is directed by UA student Carol Eutsey,...

Akron’s New World Performance Lab: gains attention across the globe

April 4, 2012

Written by: Lois Elswick An innovative community of theater artists located in Highland Square is bringing national recognition to Akron. New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL) hosts a variety of performances...

UA Director receives Outstanding Artist in Theatre Award

By Heather Beyer November 7, 2011
Director James Slowiak, theater professor at The University of Akron, will be recognized for the Outstanding Artist in Theatre Award from the Akron Area Arts Alliance on Nov. 20. The award is given out every two years in the Akron area. Slowiak was nominated by a variety of people, primarily from The University of Akron, for the work he has done with New World Performance Lab and also the Colorline Project that culminated last year in a performance by his students at EJ Thomas.

Cancer Survivor Directs "I Need More Time. Thanks!"

October 27, 2011
“I Need More Time! Thanks!” written by Yulia Gray and directed by Caorl Eustey, begins with a woman who finds a lump in her breast. From that point on, the audience is taken on a journey with her from the time she discovers the abnormality to the decision that so many woman face. Will I call the doctor? Should I call the doctor? What is the next step? Do I really want to know what this is or is it easier to ignore it? “A lot of people are afraid of knowing,” Eustey said. “But knowing is the first step to survival.”
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