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Commissioned theatrical work with live music retells the Gospels in ‘challenging’ and ‘surprising’ ways

Justin Poole, assistant professor of theater at Eastern Mennonite University, and professional composer and musician Jim Clemens present “The Gospel Project: A Theatrical Journey through the Life of Jesus Christ.” The ... read more about Commissioned theatrical work with live music retells the Gospels in ‘challenging’ and ‘surprising’ ways

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Winsome creatures from Appalachia take the stage in Tony-nominated musical ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

Singing and dancing animals in Eastern Mennonite University’s MainStage Theater? A fly fishing frog and toad, an Appalachian Trail-hiking snail and mining moles? A community of critters showing how delightful ... read more about Winsome creatures from Appalachia take the stage in Tony-nominated musical ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

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Playwright and teacher Sheri Bailey, an advocate for racial healing and dialogue, brings next Writers Read installment

“A great forum for people with radically different perspectives to have a reasonable discussion” – that’s how playwright Sheri Bailey characterizes one of her most popular plays, “Abolitionists’ Museum,” in ... read more about Playwright and teacher Sheri Bailey, an advocate for racial healing and dialogue, brings next Writers Read installment

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Inside Out playback theater troupe makes debut appearance at the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina

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

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Transdisciplinary seminar on adverse childhood experiences teaches future health professionals unique diagnostic tools

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

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EMU stage adaptation of Andy Carvin’s ‘Distant Witness’ immerses audience in tech-driven revolution of Arab Spring

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

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Upcoming production of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ is a richly carnivalesque comedy

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