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Audience discusses 'Our Lady of Kibeho' with cast, collaborators

Themes of faith, race and gender were among those discussed as the cast, designers and other collaborators of William & Mary theatre’s “Our Lady of Kibeho” took audience questions following Saturday night’s performance at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall.

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Exterior designs approved for W&M arts buildings

William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.

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COLL 300 visitor teaches students Indian dance

While visiting to give last week's COLL 300 lecture, hijra/trans activist and performer Laxmi Narayan Tripathi taught William & Mary dance students choreography from her native India that they performed with her.

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W&M commemorates 50 years of black students with events, performances

The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.

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Dance, physics and music each have a role in ‘A Life With No Limits’ production

Science and art are colliding on the William & Mary campus as part of a performance that will be staged this spring. Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre is developing its production of “A Life With No Limits,” nspired by the work of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and will perform the Virginia premiere of the show at the Kimball Theatre May 6-7.

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In debate world, Demsas reigns supreme

Jerusalem Demsas '17 finished the recent debate season as the top-ranked debater in the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

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W&M Theatre converges in land of the midnight sun

Theatre Professor Matthew Allar, recent graduate Joseph Biagini and alumna Amy Altadonna – unbeknownst to one another – all ended up in Juneau, Alaska, this August, working on the same play, "Peter and the Starcatcher."

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Mark your calendars for the arts at W&M

Whether visual art, theatre, dance, music or literature, the new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.

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W&M wins Madison Cup. End of debate.

Debate team members Ben Marks and Venu Katta take home the top prize in the prestigious competition featuring 35 other schools.

‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ parallels COLL curriculum

The theatre department reached out to the physics department for insight as it prepared to perform 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile,' a comedy by Steve Martin that examines the intersection of art and science.

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Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare

April 23 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. To commemorate, several W&M departments have teamed to host a sonnetathon at the Wren Building -- and you're invited.

In with the Greeks, out with the Greeks

"The Oresteia" marks the final production for retiring theatre professor and director Richard Palmer. But the choreographer for the show, Denise Damon Wade, was a student actor in Palmer’s first production at W&M, 36 years ago. And that, too, was a Greek tragedy.

Civil rights pioneer Diane Nash to speak at Lemon Project symposium

William & Mary's sixth annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium, organized around the theme of "Jim Crow and Civil Rights in the Age of President Obama," will include a keynote address by civil rights pioneer Diane Nash and a performance by the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.

Puppets take center stage in 'Avenue Q'

"Avenue Q" will hit the stage for a special two-weekend run starting Thursday, Nov. 12. The musical centers around a recent college graduate attempting to find his way in New York City.

Painting and performing the words of Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange participated in a number of discussions with students and faculty, visited classes and attended a staged reading of her work in Andrews Hall Friday night.

Alumni bring natural food to Los Angeles

David '06 and Rose Hess Lawrence '06 own and operate Red Bread, an organic kitchen and grocer that serves the Los Angeles area.