For a few weeks, Eastern Mennonite University’s playback theatre troupe envisioned their next storytelling event at the Wild Goose Festival as revolving around the festival’s theme: Blessed are the peacemakers. Fitting, especially, for ... read more about Inside Out playback theater troupe makes debut appearance at the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina
What if a traumatic childhood event could be contributing to health problems? Wouldn’t listening and learning from a patient about that experience be as valuable for diagnostic purposes to a ... read more about Transdisciplinary seminar on adverse childhood experiences teaches future health professionals unique diagnostic tools
Eastern Mennonite University’s fall 2014 production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” was such a rousing hit that the play, which has been called the “Moulin Rouge version,” has been adapted for ... read more about ‘Twelfth Night: A Musical Remix’ to be performed at Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C.
The story of a man with 107,000 Twitter followers – famous for publicizing the “Arab Spring” via social media – has been dramatized by Eastern Mennonite University faculty and students. ... read more about EMU stage adaptation of Andy Carvin’s ‘Distant Witness’ immerses audience in tech-driven revolution of Arab Spring
In the play “Hickorydickory,” normal people have mortal clocks behind their hearts. But others have clocks in their heads and they can hear the maddening ticking. Worse yet, they know ... read more about Mortal clocks ticking in EMU’S “Hickorydickory”
The guiding concept behind Eastern Mennonite University’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is “drowning in excess,” says actress Makayla Baker. Fittingly, the performance begins with a shipwreck. Music, choreography, ... read more about Upcoming production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is a richly carnivalesque comedy
This article was published in the EMU WeatherVane, a student newspaper. The Black Box filled with students anticipating the first Gonzo theater of the year Inside the University Commons, past ... read more about Gonzo Opens with Gusto
When volunteers were solicited, nobody immediately stepped forward. It was a tough request: tell a painful personal story before an audience of maybe 40, many of them strangers to each ... read more about Volunteers discover power of playback theater to shift painful stories toward path of healing
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 ... read more about EMU theater production ‘Into the Woods’ brings Brothers Grimm fairy tales to life
I am constantly asked, why theater? Why not film? Why choose such an impractical major? Do you ever want to be employed? Why theater at such a small school? Of ... read more about Question: Why theater?