Why SMU Meadows? Six Questions for Students

Sasha Davis, B.F.A. Theatre/ Theatre Studies ’16 Sasha Davis, B.F.A. Theatre/ Theatre Studies ’16

Hear five students talk about their choices, majors, internships and more

“… Totally got my world flipped … We think you can do great things … Ability to double major …” are just some of the comments shared by five performing and visual arts majors on why they picked SMU Meadows as their college of choice. They were also accepted to such schools as Carnegie Mellon, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Rochester, Indiana University, University of Minnesota, University of Texas-Austin, Florida State University, Marymount Manhattan, The Hartt School, Santa Clara University, Pomona College, University of Nevada/Las Vegas, Texas Christian University and more. Find out why they chose SMU:

2016-04-06T19:29:34-06:00 April 6, 2016|Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre|

The Year in SMU Meadows Photos (2015)

One of SMU Theatre's main stage productions: The Sparrow, Theatre’s main stage show (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09) by Kim Leeson One of SMU Theatre’s main stage productions: The Sparrow (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09) by Kim Leeson

From A-to-SYZYGY, it’s been nothing less than a busy year at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

As we continue on to the next academic year and reflect on the inspiring events of 2015—which includes SMU Dance performing in New York’s prestigious Jose Limon festival, ground-breaking creative coding, a visit from the iconic actress Isabella Rossellini, the single largest gift to Meadows in our history, Meadows at the Meyerson and much, much more—we present a look at photos we love from the year at SMU Meadows […]

SMU Meadows Theatre Alums Team Up to Produce New Play in New York City

a new play by Lizzie Vieh

Russell Jonas (M.F.A. in acting, 2014),  Aleisha Force (M.F.A. ’12) and Donny Repsher (B.F.A. ’12) have teamed up to produce a new play in New York City titled Barrier Islands. It has been written for Jonas and Force by award-winning playwright Lizzie Vieh, who earned an M.F.A. at Brown University/Trinity Rep. Jonas calls it a “dark comedy, noir murder mystery for two actors playing six characters in nine scenes.” […]

2015-10-28T16:14:35-06:00 October 28, 2015|Theatre|

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Photos from Macbeth

smumacbethhomepageSomething wicked this way comes. Michael Connolly directed SMU Theatre’s 2015 fall mainstage performance of Macbeth, which is considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful works.

The play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Scholar and author Marjorie Garber argues that Shakespeare’s work is so mutable that it always exists in the present. In fact, it’s been called the Shakespearean tragedy that best explains the power of the AMC blockbuster Breaking Bad.

SMU Theatre Design students and photographer Linda Blase captured the innovative and electric performance.  […]

2015-10-21T08:34:26-06:00 October 19, 2015|Theatre|

10 Previously Unpublished Photos from the Year at Meadows

lookhomeward-angel Scene from SMU Theatre’s Look Homeward, Angel (Photo by Kim Leeson)

A theatre alumna returned to Meadows to helm an innovative stage production; a spring dance concert performed to the music of Pink Floyd; a grad student won a top prize for her thesis on the cigar box art of mid-19th century Havana; a Creative Computation professor launched an app that climbed the iTunes U chart. These are just a few of the milestones that took place in the 2014-2015 academic year, all parts of an inventive whole. […]

2015-07-27T12:04:57-06:00 July 20, 2015|Film, Journalism, Music, Theatre|
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