News and Events


  1. Celebrating 10 years of d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks  »


    Creative nurturing shapes the legacy of inspiration that is d a n a h b e l l a DanceWorks. Celebrating 10 years as Radford University’s professional dance company, they present two free performances April 27 and 28.

  2. Guest Actor Returns to Radford in New Role with production of “Twelfth Night” »


    Matt Radford, a professional actor who appeared a decade ago in a Radford University play returns to direct Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night; or, What You Will,” marking the revival of RU’s theatre guest artist program. The production opens April 14.

  3. Future employment, future students »


    Competition was a theme both Radford University theatre students and faculty experienced in different ways during the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) March 4-8 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  4. Interview with Jeremiah Munsey »


    Associate Professor of Theatre Wesley Young talks with L.A. based playwright Jeremiah Munsey about his Appalachian-set family drama "The Way It Has to Be" which makes its world premiere at RU February 18.

  5. The Way It Has To Be »


    Known for its interest in producing Appalachian plays, Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema is now rehearsing the world premiere of Jeremiah Munsey’s “The Way It Has To Be.”  The family drama opens Feb. 18 in the Hawes Studio Theatre.

  6. Starting "The Way It Has To Be" »


    Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema is now rehearsing the world premiere of Jeremiah Munsey’s “The Way It Has To Be.” This is the cast and crew announcement.

News from University Relations

  1. Pridemore stage dedicated to beloved RU theater professor »


    RU Professor Emeritus Charles L. "Chuck" Hayes was honored on Oct. 19, when the stage in Pridemore Playhouse was named for him.

  2. "The Dining Room" comes to Pridemore Playhouse »


    The almost-mythological tradition of sitting down together to a family dinner is the main course of "The Dining Room," the third production of the Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema's 2013-14 season.

  3. RU Ballet Youth program encourages young dancers to explore their art »


    The art of dance is alive and well in the greater Radford University community thanks to the Department of Dance and the Radford University Ballet Youth program.

  4. Governor's Schools return to Radford for fourth year »


    Radford University welcomed nearly 400 of the Commonwealth's most talented high school students to campus last week for its fourth hosting of the Virginia Summer Residential Governor's Schools in the Humanities and the Visual and Performing Arts.

  5. 'Shadow Waltz' portrays coal miners' stories »


    The story of coal mining in Appalachia and the devastation of black lung disease will come to life when the Radford University Department of Dance presents "The Shadow Waltz," a dance and theatre piece inspired by oral histories of miners.