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."

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.

Virginia Shakespeare Festival announces 2015 season

The Virginia Shakespeare Festival has announced its 37th season, featuring two of Shakespeare's most beloved plays, "All's Well That Ends Well" and "Antony and Cleopatra."

W&M student top debater in US, named speaker of the year

William & Mary student Aaron Murphy '15 recently became the highest ranked parliamentary debater in the United States and has earned the American Parliamentary Debate Association title of Speaker of the Year.

Remembering Peter Neufeld ’58

Peter Neufeld ’58 passed away Jan. 27 in Englewood, N.J., after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Neufeld was a successful Broadway company manager, general manager and producer for more than 20 years.

From the W&M campus to the streets of Cebu

As the Philippines continue to deal with the impact of the massive storm that struck in early November, William & Mary is also continuing its efforts to support that recovery process, working on the W&M campus, in the halls of D.C. and in the streets of Cebu.

Effort under way at W&M to support typhoon recovery

The world is now mobilizing to help the hundreds of thousands who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan, and William & Mary is joining that effort, asking College's family to become "heroes" for the Filipino family.

Dance faculty, students reconstruct Paul Taylor’s ‘The Word’

The modern dance piece will be performed as part of W&M's annual DANCEVENT concert, opening Oct. 31. This is the first time that "The Word" has been reconstructed outside of the Paul Taylor Dance Company since it premiered in 1998.

A conversation with Glenn Close '74

Glenn Close '74 participated in this year's Arts & Entertainment Festival at William & Mary, engaging fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members in a Q&A session.

Close to home

W&M alumna Glenn Close '74 returned to W&M last weekend with her husband, David Shaw, to receive the Cheek Award and participate in a series of other events.

W&M unveils site plan for arts facilities

Anna Martin, vice president of administration, unveiled the revamped site plan for W&M’s Arts Quarter during the Board of Visitors meeting Thursday morning.

Fall arts preview: multiple performances, exhibitions planned

The beginning of the academic year is just days away, and William & Mary's calendar is already filling with events. Among those are multiple concerts, exhibitions and performances. Here is a look at some of the arts-related events at William & Mary coming up in the fall semester.

Alumna's MTV talk show to premiere Tuesday

Sara Schaefer '00, who was a theatre and English major at W&M, will co-host of MTV's "Nikki and Sara LIVE," which premieres Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. EST.