Theater at EMU
EMU Theater produces intelligent, faithful and compassionate artists who foster justice and model peace via their art.
Theater invigorates every corner of campus, from medieval Christmas plays staged in the snow to experimental pieces mounted on golf carts, from major Broadway musicals in an 880-seat house to student-written plays flowering in our intimate studio theater. Learn more about what makes EMU Theater unique.
Into the Woods, EMU’s Spring 2014 Musical Production
EMU theater and music departments collaborated in spring 2014 to stage the sprawling musical Into the Woods, based on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. Check out WHSV-TV’s local news coverage (above) of the exciting production!
EMU Theater news and productions
- March 27th, 2014
The twists and turns of several fairy tales taken from the Brothers Grimm are intertwined in the next Eastern Mennonite University theater offering, Into the Woods, a musical by Steven Sondheim with book by James Lapine. Directed by Justin Poole, assistant professor of theater at EMU, Into the Woods will be performed in the Main …More
Two pioneers of Playback Theatre – evoking understanding, empathy and change – will be teaching at SPI 2014February 20th, 2014
Imagine a theatrical performance with no starting script. Several actors listen intently to a volunteer from the audience tell a first-person story. On the cue, “Let’s watch,” the actors interpret the just-told story, playing it back to the storyteller and the audience. In its simplest form, these are the building blocks of Playback Theatre. And …More
- February 14th, 2014
A photojournalist returning from war-torn Iraq deals with the images her mind cannot erase and the personal, marital and moral choices that define her life in the Eastern Mennonite University theater production, Time Stands Still, directed by senior Amanda Chandler. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Marguiles, Time Stands Still will be staged in the …More