June 18, 2020 at 1:15pm

"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.

June 5, 2020 at 12:15pm

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.

May 21, 2020 at 2:15pm

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.

May 12, 2020 at 3:30pm

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.  

May 7, 2020 at 2:30pm

"Their investment helps to deliver top notch student performances and innovative teachings"

Millikin University has received a generous gift of $100,000 from Dr. Paul and Shirley Stanley to support Millikin's new Center for Theatre & Dance. In addition to the $100,000 contribution, the Stanleys also made a $50,000 contribution toward the project during Millikin's "Transform MU" capital campaign.

March 25, 2020 at 1:30pm

School of Theatre & Dance named among top programs that prepare students for entertainment industry

Perfomerstuff.com, a leading online resource for performers, providing content tailored for actors, musicians and dancers, has recently recognized Millikin University's School of Theatre & Dance as one of the "Top College Theatre Programs You Might Not Know, but Should in the Midwest."

February 26, 2020 at 12:45pm

Little Dreamers education program goes beyond Acting

In spring 2019, theatre administration major Maya Dougherty was trying to earn a spot on the leadership team for the Millikin University student-run venture, Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre. Going into her interview, she knew she had some great ideas, but felt that none of the positions truly fit to her strengths.

February 21, 2020 at 10:45am

A look at Millikin's new imagining of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic operetta

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's classic operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" has been a popular production for generations, and this year, the production has become a part of Millikin University's mainstage season, but with a twist.

February 14, 2020 at 2:00pm

Millikin theatre student's original play centers on lives of inmates

When Taylor Porter was in the early stages of developing her original play, she looked to Millikin University's Shakespeare Corrected program for inspiration. What transpired was something unique; a movement-based production called "For Real, For Real."