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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.

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News & Events

  1. Steinbeck’s 'The Grapes of Wrath' comes to Radford University »

    10/23/2019

    The American Shakespeare Center’s 2019/20 National Tour comes to Radford University with a free public performance of Steinbeck’s Great American Novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” on November 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall.

  2. ‘Darkside’ to bring perils of space exploration to stage »

    9/30/2019

    “Darkside” is the story of three American astronauts on a fictitious Apollo 18 mission who become stranded on the moon as their command module pilot suffers a mental breakdown. The play runs on October 23 through 26 at 7:30 p.m., with a final performance on October 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Hawes Studio Theatre in Porterfield Hall. 

  3. Offbeat comedy ‘Wonder of the World’ coming to Pridemore Playhouse »

    9/25/2019

    On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. the Department of Theatre and Cinema will debut “Wonder of the World” to audiences at Pridemore Playhouse in Porterfield Hall. The production is a comedy written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.

  4. Theatre alumna wins best supporting actress award »

    6/27/2018

    In May, 2018, Radford University theatre alumna Lauren Faulkner took a major step toward achieving her dreams when she won Best Supporting Actress in the ONIROS film awards for her role in the short film, “Attendance is Required.”

  5. Casting announced for Oklahoma! »

    2/21/2018

    Casting announced for Oklahoma!

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. June 2017 Alumni, Faculty and Student Happenings »

    6/22/2017

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

  1. Porterfield Ensemble brings Mary Draper Ingles’ heroism to regional audiences »

    11/19/2018

    The Porterfield Ensemble presented “Walk to Freedom – The Mary Draper Ingles Story” at Eastern Montgomery High School (EMHS) on Nov. 9 as part of its Fall 2018 regional tour.

  2. Science, Technology and the Screen Roundtable set for Sept. 17 »

    9/13/2018

    Representatives from various academic disciplines will come together as part of the Screen Studies Roundtable Series to discuss the relationship between science/technology and the screen in an event scheduled from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences 1006 at Radford University.

  3. Lights, camera, action: Alumna stars in short film, wins ONIROS award for best supporting actress »

    7/20/2018

    From a chance opportunity to winning an ONIROS award for best supporting actress in “Attendance is Required,” Lauren Faulkner ’15 is making the most of her opportunities out west.

  4. Local frontierswoman’s story showcased in summer play »

    7/12/2018

    “Walk to Freedom – The Mary Draper Ingles Story” depicts a local frontierswoman’s dangerous journey back to the New River Valley after being kidnapped and taken to the Kentucky-Ohio border in 1755.

  5. Dance, theatre travel to Dublin and London for an international experience »

    6/27/2018

    Students and faculty from the Department of Dance and the School of Dance and Theatre traveled to Dublin, Ireland and London to soak in and learn from the international arts scene.

     

     

  6. Seniors look forward to 'Making a Scene' »

    4/24/2018

    Students of the Advanced Directing class will present their final projects this week. “Making a Scene,” Radford’s free and annual one-act play festival, will feature works by aspiring directors.

  7. ‘Oklahoma!’ comes to Virginia »

    4/2/2018

    The Radford Theater Department is showcasing its production of the musical “Oklahoma!” in April. Originally premiering in 1943, “Oklahoma!” is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

  8. "BEFORE and BEYOND WORDS" cast reflects on performance »

    2/22/2018

    The School of Dance and Theatre wrapped up two performances of the collaborative work “BEFORE and BEYOND WORDS” on Jan. 26-27 at the Albig Studio Theater.

  9. Alumna becomes "Topdog" »

    11/21/2017

    After graduating from Radford University in May, Addie Pawlick, of Chester, completed her first production as lighting designer in graduate school at the University of Houston.

  10. 'Speech & Debate' cast deliver intense performance »

    11/6/2017

    The audience of “Speech & Debate” received a heavy dose of reality, which covered intense material in the lives of a small group of high school students.

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