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Steve Holliday
Lighting the Kimball: W&M Theatre gets creative in temporary home

Recent afternoons found Professor of Theatre Steve Holliday standing in various spots on the Kimball Theatre stage directing students either in the wings, on the catwalk or up on pneumatic lifts where to aim the lights.

Decadence Beyond Borders in "Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran"

Narrated and performed by Javaad Alipoor and co-star Peyvand Sadeghian, RICH KIDS loosely follows the ill-fated story of lovers Parivash and Hossein (the first, a middle-class girl, the second, one of the show’s eponymous #richkids) backwards in time, from its end in a car crash back to its beginning as seen on Instagram, the audience’s window into the couple’s narrative.

Musicians and dancer in costume
Variety of arts is on offer at W&M for fall

A full slate of performances, writing talks and exhibitions open to the university and local communities is planned for the fall at William & Mary.

On Buckroe Beach: Filming 'Dance of the Orcas'

Omiyẹmi (Artisia) Green, W&M associate professor of theatre and Africana studies, discusses her choreo-ritual "Dance of the Ocras" as it is being filmed at Hampton's Buckroe Beach.

Joan Gavaler
W&M professor adapts dance curriculum for remote learning

All three of William & Mary Professor Joan Gavaler’s dance classes this semester have a mix of in-person and remote students. This has made for challenging, but refreshing, turns in adapting her teaching.

Rendering of two brick and glass buildings side by side
W&M arts building construction continues

Construction on William & Mary’s new performing arts facilities is continuing this fall after being delayed early in the calendar year due to unforeseen increases in construction costs.

Richard Palmer
In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus of Theatre, Richard H. Palmer

Through his dedication, Professor Palmer developed generations of informed, imaginative, and energetic theatre practitioners, sending dozens of students forward to pursue advanced study. His generosity as a mentor and an academic advisor are well documented, and his high standards inform the work of his students and professional colleagues today. His former students are now teaching, writing, performing and creating theatre all over the country.

Gem of the Ocean Auditions

AUDITION INFORMATION Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson William & Mary Theatre Directed by Omiyẹmi Artisia Green Questions:

Leah Glenn performs a dance move
A passion for dance and justice

When Leah Glenn first considered designing a study abroad program to Cape Town, she knew dance would be more than a physical activity to complement coursework.

The prepared Commencement remarks of Glenn Close

Glenn Close '74, D.A. ’89, a seven-time Academy Award nominee and winner of three Tony Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards, addressed the graduates of the Class of 2019 on May 11, 2019.

Glenn Close addresses W&M's Class of 2019

It’s important to be kind, empathetic and maintain a healthy dose of skepticism, Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89 told William & Mary graduates Saturday morning in Zable Stadium.

Plumeri Awards honor excellence

On Friday, May 3, the university honored the 2019 recipients for their outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service to the William & Mary community.

A pilgrim's reward

George Greenia has garnered a prestigious international award. In June he will travel to Mexico to receive the 2019 International Prize Grupo Compostela–Xunta de Galicia.

W&M’s ‘… & Mary’ looks back, forward at women students

As part of W&M’s commemoration of 100 years of coeducation, a group of faculty and students collaborated this semester to create the devised theatre piece "... & Mary," which will be performed at the Wren Building April 17-20.

‘Whitechapel Arias' is a new twist on infamous murders

Nancy Schoenberger, who directs the university’s Creative Writing program, has coordinated with Elizabeth Wiley of Theater, Speech and Dance, Ryan Fletcher of the Department of Music’s opera workshop, and Mary Eason Fletcher of the Applied Music program, to tell the story of the five women Jack the Ripper killed in 1888.

Aura CuriAtlas to debut tarot card-themed performance

William & Mary faculty members who created a new dance and music work themed around tarot cards will premiere the piece next week when Aura CuriAtlas performs "The Fool and the World" March 9-10 at the Kimball Theatre.

Beijing Normal dance students visit W&M for academic exchange

As part of William & Mary's ongoing partnership with sister university Beijing Normal, dance students and faculty from BNU participated in workshops and master classes with W&M students and faculty, and gave a performance last weekend.

Diverse cast brings 'The Children’s Hour' into modern era

William & Mary theatre's "The Children's Hour" will provide a fresh take on Lillian Hellman's 1935 play, which centers around the repercussions of a lie, during its Oct. 4-7 run at the Kimball Theatre.