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News & Events

  1. Spirit Week to celebrate final days of Porterfield, McGuffey Halls »

    4/16/2021

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts will say farewell to Porterfield and McGuffey Halls by hosting a Spirit Week. The final week of classes this semester will be the last time students ever take courses in these buildings, as they will each be torn down and replaced with the Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity.

  2. Tall tales yield large laughs in ‘The Liar’ »

    4/2/2021

    The Department of Theatre and Cinema brings the classic comedy, “The Liar” by David Ives, to online audiences this April. 

  3. Theatre professor brings song and dance to seniors »

    3/30/2021

    Professor Wesley Young of Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema taught a virtual course about the history of musical theatre to senior living communities across Virginia. 

  4. ‘When She Had Wings’ is a tale of high-altitude imagination »

    2/19/2021

    Students in the Department of Theatre and Cinema are busy at work preparing for the upcoming virtual production of “When She Had Wings.” This fun and inspiring tale follows the imagination of an insecure nine-year-old girl named B who dreams of flying. Audiences will soar through clouds of whimsy and wonder as B lifts off on her adventures.

  5. ‘Almost, Maine’ to bring laughs, love through live online production »

    11/2/2020

    The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema will bring the lighthearted comedy, “Almost, Maine” to homes around the world over a five-day run beginning in early November. The story follows a series of tender-hearted, funny, and mildly surreal encounters in the fictional town of Almost, Maine.

  6. Theatre students, faculty shine during ‘Leaves of the Tree’ opening »

    10/1/2020

    During the recent gallery opening festivities for “Leaves of the Tree” and “More Leaves of the Tree,” faculty and students from the Department of Theatre and Cinema performed a series of monologues and sonnets at the locations of various trees across campus.

  7. Arts education in the age of coronavirus »

    9/29/2020

    Teaching the arts during a pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. However, innovative members of our artistic community have developed creative, effective ways to ensure that students are receiving a quality educational experience during these extraordinary times.

  8. Theatre offers multiple online performances »

    9/28/2020

    The Radford University Department of Theatre and Cinema opens this season with two sets of student-directed, one-act plays that will be presented in alternating performances as part of the program’s Studio Series. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all 2020 theatre productions will be streamed online.

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