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CJP, Theater and VaCA Provide Collaborative Events

Two events at Eastern Mennonite University this week showcase the intersection between the arts and creating a more peaceful world. “The Feminine Divine: Embrace and Release” is a participatory dance workshop facilitated by Akiko Ishihara and framed by graphic posters designed by Chelsea Kight. It will be held Wednesday, April 11, 7-9 p.m., in the ...More

Sarah and the Dinosaur

Giving Death the Brushoff

Courtesy Daily News Record, Jan. 9, 2012 Somewhere in the middle of talking about her stage four terminal cancer and an upcoming play documenting her life, Sarah Pharis, 32, begins striking her “Katherine Hepburn face.” Sitting beside her on a deep purple velour couch at her Harrisonburg home, Ingrid De Sanctis, 46, launches into details of writing the play, called ...More

The Mainstage Theater

A New Era for the Fine Arts at EMU

About 200 people joined together at EMU Saturday afternoon, Mar. 26, to celebrate a dream of some 10 years coming to fruition. Facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the University Commons building at EMU were dedicated in a brief, upbeat ceremony held in the renovated MainStage Theater at the south end of the Commons. In addition to the 200-seat theat ...More

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EMU to Dedicate New University Commons Facilities Saturday, March 26

Eastern Mennonite University is gearing up to celebrate a long-standing dream come to fruition. On Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011, facilities that comprise “Phase II” of the $2.5 million University Commons project will be dedicated in ceremonies starting at 1 p.m. in the renovated Mainstage Theater on ground floor of the Commons. The brief ce ...More

Fashion

EMU Theater Makes ‘Fashion’ Statement

Are you a person of fashion? Take a look at the shoes in your closet. Are they comfortable? Practical? Or are they the latest style? “Fashion,” an American farce written when this country was still young, was a hit when it debuted in 1845 and remains as broadly poignant today. The play, by Anna Cora Mowatt, will be presented 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 19, 26 and 26 in the new Lee ...More

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EMU Celebrates Life and Work of Lee Eshleman, Names New Studio Theater in His Honor

EMU celebrates the life and work of Lee E. Eshleman, 1963-2007, by naming the new University Commons studio theater in his honor. A small gallery at the theater entrance will showcase some of Lee’s art work and photos of him on stage. Lee was the last student to graduate with a degree from EMU’s ...More

EMU Commons Renovation Includes Facilities for Theater, Digital Media Programs

Students come to EMU from as far away as the West Coast to study digital photography. Soon they will benefit from new state-of-the-art digital media lab space, classrooms and galleries, thanks to a recently funded renovation to EMU’s University Commons. ...More