IU Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance stands with our Black colleagues, students, staff, and alumni in solidarity against the relentless and horrific anti-Black acts of murder and violence. Black Lives Matter. Read on to hear our commitments for the 20/21 academic year.
Professor Jenny McKnight (acting and directing) and Dr. Eleanor Owicki (theatre history, theory, and literature) have both been selected to receive Trustees' Teaching Awards this year!
Grace Leckey and Alex Kopnick have been selected to receive one of the highest undergraduate honors in the College of Arts and Sciences: 2020 Executive Dean's Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.
Five IU Theatre & Dance students were elected to the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa this spring.
Third-year M.F.A. Playwright Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin and Theatre & Drama B.A. Playwright (2020) Brendan Holland have both been selected by The Kennedy Center Amercian College Theatre Festival to present their work at the Region III festival!
Alumna Julia Klinestiver (2018) and senior Katie Swaney have been elected into the academic honors society Phi Beta Kappa!
IU Theatre & Dance Ph.D. Candidate Bridget Sundin published in Volume 27 of the Theatre Symposium for her article "From Tuxedo to Gown: Dietrich's Haunted Dressing Room(s)."
Poonie's Cabaret is back! A quarterly performance series originally curated by Selene Carter in 2002 has again risen in Chicago as an inclusive space valuing improvisation and experimentation, providing opportunities for performers of all genres in an LGBTQ+ welcoming space.
Kaleigh Howland, 2019 IU Theatre & Dance Graduate, just won third place out of 18 contestants at the NSAL national competition.
Peter Gil-Sheridan, Head of IU's Theatre & Dance Playwriting program, has been selected as a Writer-in-Residence this spring at the New Harmony Project.