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Stephens performing arts seniors shine in showcase

April 11, 2018 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

Stephens College graduating seniors displayed their flair for theatre and musical theatre during the Senior Showcase on April 9 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City.



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Stephens filmmaking students take first, second in Gimme Truth competition

March 15, 2018 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Film

Stephens College digital filmmaking students took first and second place in the annual Gimme Truth! competition that is part of True/False, the international documentary film festival held in Columbia every spring. For the game show-style competition, filmmakers must create a film that is entirely true or entirely false.



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Stephens College to present second annual organ benefit concert

February 9, 2018 | Tags: College & Campus, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

The Stephens College School of Creative and Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Advancement and Initiatives, is once again presenting an organ benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in the Firestone Baars Chapel. 



Stephen Brotebeck

Stephen Brotebeck named new OST artistic director

February 2, 2018 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST), Stephens College’s summer-stock theatre in Spirit Lake, Iowa, has announced Stephen Brotebeck as artistic director. Resident actor Rob Doyen, a longtime Stephens theatre arts professor, also will serve this summer as associate artistic director.



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Stephens to host master classes, admissions event for prospective students on March 3

January 22, 2018 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts

Prospective students interested in dance at Stephens College can experience the program March 3 during a comprehensive, daylong event that will showcase what the School of Creative and Performing Arts has to offer on the dance floor and in the classroom. 



Traces in the Wind

School of Creative and Performing Arts takes ‘Traces in the Wind’ on road to Arizona

January 12, 2018 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

Dr. Gail Humphries Mardirosian, dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, has long believed in the power of theater for social change. She hopes her musical staged reading “Traces in the Wind,” a tribute to three women who survived the Holocaust through the sustenance of their art, will do just that when it is performed from Jan. 19-20 for high school students and community members in Peoria, Ariz. The cast of Stephens alumnae have already performed the tone poem of remembrance twice in Washington, D.C., debuting at the International Psychoanalytical Conference and shown again at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.



Janet Reinschmidt

Stephens student affirms interest in film history during L.A. internship

January 5, 2018 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Film

Anyone who has ever met Janet Reinschmidt ’18 knows she’s crazy about film archiving and film history. So when Tegan Zimmerman, assistant professor of English and creative writing at Stephens College, told her student about a summer internship with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences film archive in Los Angeles, Reinschmidt wasted no time applying.



Anna Torchia

Theatre graduate Anna Torchia destined to attend Stephens from young age

December 12, 2017 | Tags: Student Success, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

Anna Torchia ’17 was 13 and playing a munchkin in a community theater production of “The Wizard of Oz” when she first heard about Stephens College. The young woman playing Dorothy told her she would be attending Stephens and that Toto was coming to college, too.



Jennie Greenberry

Jennie Greenberry ’08 shines in top-drawer acting opportunities

December 1, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

For anyone who has seen Jennie Greenberry ’08 take the stage, she is clearly an acting-singing-dancing sensation on the rise. Even the Los Angeles Times has called Greenberry, who graduated from Stephens College with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts, “a star in the making.”



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Stephens College to present Cole Porter classic ‘Anything Goes’

November 27, 2017 | Tags: School of Creative & Performing Arts, Performing Arts

Even before auditions in mid-October, Carol Schuberg was working to prepare performing arts students for the demands of “Anything Goes,” Cole Porter’s fabulous and funny musical extravaganza that opens Dec. 1 in the Macklanburg Playhouse.



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