News and Events


  1. New director brings high energy to Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat »


    Radford University School of Dance and Theatre presents “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” Dec. 5 at the Pridemore Playhouse. Prepare for an energetic show filled with lots of action by 11 actors who constantly run, jump, swing, slide, ride bikes, and do cartwheels.

  2. The Return of the Porterfield Ensemble  »


    The Porterfield Ensemble is revived by Wesley Young, professor of theatre, and is currently touring the area with a new production of "Brush Up Your Shakespeare.

  3. Fall highlights »


    Here is just a sampling of what we do at the College of Visual and Performing Arts during the semester.

  4. Students rise to the challenge of producing “The Zoo Story” »


    Radford University theatre student actors, designers and a director take the Hawes Studio Theatre stage with their interpretation of Edward Albee’s “The Zoo Story” in early November.

  5. Radford University theatre department tackles play about body image »


    Mac McMullen portrays the doctor and Madeline Murchie-Beyma plays Wanda in The Waiting Room.

  6. Faculty adventures from the past summer »


    Summer seems like a distant memory. The current semester is in full swing as are the CVPA events. We decided to take a breather and remember those months past by catching you up with how some of our faculty spent those months.

News from University Relations

  1. Radford University international dance program featured in Roanoke Times »


    The RUBY International Summer Intensive Program (ISIP), and annual, two-week ballet program was recently featured in the Roanoke Times.

  2. Twelfth Night takes the stage »


    Nearly 13 years after first visiting the university with which he shares a name, Matt Radford returns as the guest director for Radford University's production of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night, or What You Will," opening on April 14.

  3. RU's Nutcracker is a study in pure collaboration »


    The magic in the "Nutcracker" ballet goes beyond the mesmerizing Tchaikovsky holiday story.

  4. Guest Artist Rachel Oliver to visit campus »


    Freelance dancer, choreographer and movement instructor Rachel Oliver will visit the Department of Dance at Radford University on Sept. 16, to offer master classes in modern dance technique as a guest artist.