Theatre & Dance Articles
Millikin's brand new facility opens its doors
For months the Millikin University campus community has been witnessing a change in scenery with the construction of the new Center for Theatre & Dance, all starting with a groundbreaking back in May 2018.
Investment in Students and the Decatur Community
Millikin University's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program exemplifies the very essence of a Millikin education. Through the program, students spend the summer researching, acquiring data and engaging in project-based learning.
The role of a costume designer is significant when it comes to adding to the contexts of characters on stage. It is the designer's responsibility to make sure the costume works for the actor as well as making it work for the theatre production.
Student using summer apprenticeship to gain experience in theatre industry and marketing
Theatres around the United States have canceled their summer seasons due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It still may be a while until the theatre industry is fully up and running, which is why Millikin University student Katie Bodlak chose to expand her options of summer internships when the pandemic hit.
Millikin professor's lecture pinpoints how theatre has transformed through difficult times
The emergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic has left an impact on the performing arts. Because of social distancing requirements, public performances have been canceled and many companies have used digital services to showcase theatre performances online leaving many to wonder, will theatre go back to the way it was?
"The large dance studio is a showpiece of the new building"
Millikin University's new Center for Theatre & Dance will be opening in fall 2020, and as that target date grows closer, the unique aspects of the venue are taking shape on Millikin's campus.
We recently caught up with Mary Black, director of the School of Theatre & Dance, to provide us a tour of the large dance studio located inside the new Center.
Millikin graduate to pursue advanced degree in lighting design
The world has been turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, faculty and staff at Millikin University have brought classes to online and distant learning modes, students have adapted and continued learning in new ways, all working to keep Millikin's Performance Learning mission going.
Student awarded four-year full tuition theatre scholarship
Millikin University in partnership with the Broadway Dreams Foundation, a premiere performing arts education nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce that the University is awarding a four-year full tuition theatre scholarship to student Jeri Leader of Ontario, Canada.
Caitlyn Garrity '19 talks research study on women+ in theatre industry
When it comes to the theatre industry, the fields of design, production and technical theatre are the most male-dominated disciplines, with exception to costuming. Why is this? As an undergraduate at Millikin University, Caitlyn Garrity '19 conducted a two-year research study to find the answers.