Tag Archives: theater

Pointer Profile: Spamalot Scenic Designer Alesha Hollatz

There are many talented students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point who are doing incredible work. One of these students is Alesha Hollatz, who is the scenic designer for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Spamalot. Hollatz is a fifth-year student at UWSP. She is double majoring in theatre design and technology and arts management. Hollatz has worked ... Read More »

Student Body Play Sheds Light on Important Issues

Every semester, the Department of Theatre and Dance brings lively performances to the stages of the Noel Fine Arts Center. These productions strive to entertain and delight audiences. The first play of this semester brings a different goal. “Student Body” was written by Frank Winters and is a new play, published in 2016, that tackles some serious issues students encounter ... Read More »

Actors Experience the Thespian’s Dilemma

With exams, textbooks, flashcards and assignment sheets, college is full of chunks of text students are expected to interpret and internalize. Though the challenge is often daunting, a cross section of every campus consists of masters at this elusive skill. Every actor’s performance starts out with a script: a piece of paper with words meant to become a theatrical production. ... Read More »

Fringe Festival Not a Wrong Choice

Over the weekend, the UWSP Student Players Alliance put on their annual Fringe Festival. The show is a collection of eight ten-minute plays and is entirely student-run. Ryan McDowell, senior Bachelor of Fine Arts musical theatre major is the president of UWSP Student Players Alliance, a student organization on the campus. McDowell has been involved with Fringe Festival since his ... Read More »

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Modern theatre-goers have fallen into a rut. They sit down in their red velvet seats and expect a two-act performance that tells them a story. The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance intends to break those expectations through its performance of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a 49-year-old musical revue. ... Read More »

In Support of Student Artists: Arts Bash

The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) hosted their annual fundraising event, Arts Bash, on Saturday. The evening festivities held in the Noel Fine Arts Center included an art sale, student performances, demonstrations as well as food and drink provided by local sponsors. The purpose of the event is to create scholarship funds for students within the Department of ... Read More »

Mars Lost: Original Play by Justin Spanbauer

Justin Spanbauer, senior drama major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is producing an original play, Mars Lost. Mars Lost tells the story of a woman who was elected to participate in a mission to colonize the planet Mars, leaving Earth behind forever. “It’s the story of her as a person, a character study of someone who would make the ... Read More »

UWSP Alumna Steps from Local Stage onto National Spotlight

Tatyana Lubov, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point alumna, is stepping into pretty important shoes: shoes worn before her by actresses such as Julie Andrews, Lesley Ann Warren and Brandy Norwood. The shoes? Glass slippers. Lubov is starring as Ella in the national Broadway tour of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” A Cottage Grove native, Lubov graduated from UWSP in December of 2015 ... Read More »

Arts Bash 2016

Arts Bash 2016 brought together students, staff, and community members for a night of celebration of the arts. In its 13th year, Arts Bash continues to help raise funds for student scholarships for the departments of theatre & dance and art & design.   Read More »