In The News

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Of Note & In the News!

Professor Karen Peterson Wilson has been named to to the Patrick J. Quade Endowed Chair in Theater recently established with the support of gifts from alumnus Steven Fox ’77. Read more here.

Adam Levonian ’14 will present his paper “Helen Resurrected: Objectification and the Presence of the Body in Ellen McLaughlin’s The Trojan Women” at the Mid-America Theatre Conference in Kansas City, MO in March of 2015. Originally written in TH271, his paper will be featured in the sole undergraduate panel of this regional conference for advanced graduate students and professional theater academics.

 July 23-24, 2014, Jeanne Willcoxon co-organized the Theater History and Theatre as a Liberal Art (TLA) Focus groups pre-conference (to the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s annual conference) on “Dreaming of Theater History: Pedagogy in the Trenches.” The pre-conference was in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel.

Click here to read about the Faculty recital Gidion’s Knot

Gidion's Knot


Congratulations to Jake Roberts ’14! Jake was one of three students selected for an award for his scenery design exhibition at the recent United States Institute for Theater Design and Technology (USITT) Fall Regional Conference at SMSU in Marshall MN, September 13 & 14. Jake’s exhibit featured his scenery design work for last years St. Olaf Theater Production of Antigone. As part of his award, Jake will receive a complimentary registration to the National USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo, held in Fort Worth, Texas this year.


The USITT  is a non-profit membership organization which aims to advance the skills and knowledge of theater, entertainment and performing arts professionals involved in the areas of design, production and technology, and to generally promote their interests. The USITT holds conferences and exhibitions, has publications and gives awards along with supporting research.


Freeman, Gilbertson, Abelson Photo

In the Summer of 2012 – Dona, Sari & Sean went to Callan Ireland
to experience theater making as therapy
with adults with developmental disabilities.
Read their blog about the experience here.
Read the press release here.


Students attend and present at conferences.

Theater students hone skills at renowned programs