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An interview with alumna Alicia Sable and Kathleen Harshberger

Meet our guest artists Alicia Sable and Kathleen Harshberger, who were in our recent production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

News & Events

  1. Jim Chandler: theatre alum follows an uplifting path »

    9/28/2017

    Jim Chandler may be enthusiastic about drama, but he is passionate about uplifting others through his work. Once a theatre student at Radford University in the late 1990s, his educational path helped him realize his dream of becoming an actor and led him to discover something greater.

  2. Festival of South African Dance comes to Radford University »

    9/26/2017

    Through energetic and rhythmically intricate movements, the Festival of South African Dance communicates a perseverance of the human spirit and spreads awareness about the socioeconomic and political challenges facing South Africa. Two distinct groups share these stories through their historical dance traditions in an uplifting and entertaining evening at Radford University at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 2018, at the Bondurant Auditorium

  3. Casts announced for fall 2017 plays »

    9/7/2017

    The Department of Theatre and Cinema proudly announces that casting is complete for the fall 2017 productions. That explains the recent excitement throughout the hallways of Porterfield.

  4. Spotlight on the School of Dance and Theatre trip to New York »

    7/27/2017

    What do you get when you cross New York City, 14 Radford University School of Dance and Theatre students, two faculty members, the Today Show and Disney Workshops? As dance and theatre majors discovered in May 2017, you get an incredible learning experience.

  5. June 2017 Alumni, Faculty and Student Happenings »

    6/22/2017

    See what CVPA alumni, faculty and students have accomplished in June 2017.

  6. Q&A: Addie Pawlick – Outstanding Senior in Theatre »

    5/11/2017

    Interview with Addie Pawlick, Outstanding Senior in Theatre

  7. Theatre students are "Making A Scene" again »

    4/20/2017

    Each year, with the coming of flowers and warmer breezes and the imminent end of the spring semester also comes “Making a Scene: An Evening of One Acts.” This project of the advanced directing class features each aspiring director’s final project presentation. The number of one acts depends on the number of students and this year that total is seven.

  8. Departments of English and Theatre collaborate on medieval French farce  »

    4/13/2017

    “The Farce of Martin of Cambray,” translated into modern English by Jody Enders as “Cooch E. Whippet, depicts a dysfunctional relationship between a husband, Cooch and his wife Wilhelmina. Radford University Departments of English and Theatre present this collaboration at 6 p.m., April 18 and 19.

     

  9. Catch Spring Fever and help the CVPA Community of Artists »

    4/12/2017

    The CVPA has Spring Fever and a competitive spirit. Radford University is publicly launching a new fundraising initiative April 17. For one week only, April 17 – 21, each college on campus plus Radford University Athletics will raise money for a project of its choice utilizing a new online crowdfunding platform. Each college and Athletics are competing to see which project can reach its goal first.

     

  1. Radford alumna Alicia Sable featured in the media »

    4/7/2017

    Radford University alumna Alicia Sable, who is a guest artist in the production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Radford University, was featured in a story in The Roanoke Times.

  2. Alumna returns as guest artist »

    4/5/2017

    Alicia Sable ’01 will return to Radford University this month as a guest artist in the Department of Theatre and Cinema’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

  3. Theatre professor uses Hamlet to teach students »

    1/19/2017

    Assistant Professor Molly Hood uses her real-world experience of portraying Hamlet to teach Radford University students about theatre.

  4. Young Junie B. challenges, prepares students »

    12/13/2016

    First-grader Junie B. Jones brought energy and spunk to Radford University in holiday-themed performances in December.

  5. Radford in the media »

    11/29/2016

    Radford University was featured in The Roanoke Times over the past week, covering a variety of topics.

  6. Alumnus tapped to direct performance »

    10/7/2016

    Radford University will host a guest director for the play “Dancing On Checkers’ Grave,” set to run Nov. 2-6 as part of the Hawes Studio Theatre series.

  7. Virginia Thespian Conference comes to Radford »

    2/2/2016

    Hundreds of Virginia's most talented young performers spent a weekend on the Radford University campus at the Virginia Thespians Conference Jan. 29-31.

  8. Twelfth Night takes the stage »

    4/8/2015

    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.

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