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“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brings comedic twists to IU Southeast Theater Department’s 2019-2020 season

Sydney Randall, News Editor

February 26, 2020

IU Southeast Theater Department’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” brought comedy, Chekhov references and great characterization to the stage when performances began running in the Ogle Center on Friday, Feb. 21. The production was directed by Ashley Wallace, the visiting assi...

Chris Singleton talks faith, family and forgiveness during IUS visit

Chris Singleton talks faith, family and forgiveness during IUS visit

Logan Stephens, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Chris Singleton spoke about his mother’s death and how religion changed his life in the Ogle Center on Thursday, Feb. 6. The event, presented by the IU Southeast Office of Campus Life and Campus Activities Board, was held in the Stem Concert Hall.  Singleton is a former professional baseball player who played in...

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Host of HGTV show “Rehab Addict” visits IU Southeast, shares her story

Alex Baker, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2020

Nicole Curtis, host of HGTV’s Rehab Addict, gave a speech on campus Tuesday describing her ascent into the home restoration business. The event was part of the 2020 First Savings Bank Business Speaker Series, which aims to encourage students and improve education in Indiana. The presentation began w...

“The Laramie Project” is a raw and emotional theatrical take on a real-life tragedy

“The Laramie Project” is a raw and emotional theatrical take on a real-life tragedy

Sydney Randall, News Editor

December 17, 2019

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyoming, was murdered by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The events surrounding the tragedy were later written about in “The Laramie Project.” IU Southeast’s Theater Department hosted a production of Moisés Kaufma...

Ashley Wallace: Acting out in class

Ashley Wallace: Acting out in class

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

While traversing the halls of the Knobview and the Ogle Center, if the sounds of laughter, playful yelling and elaborate accents are heard, the classroom of Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Performance Ashley Wallace is the likely source. Wallace began her teaching career at the University...

Natalie Bowman: The Costume Queen of IUS

Natalie Bowman: The Costume Queen of IUS

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2019

Beneath the Robinson stage, an old storage room is now a fabric wonderland bustling with the activity of sewing machines, tailors and costume designers all thanks to the efforts of costume shop manager Natalie Bowman. Ever since she was a kid, Bowman told herself she did not want to be a teacher, as...

Barr Gallery brings art to IUS community

Barr Gallery brings art to IUS community

Anna Smith, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

Nestled in the halls of Knobview, the Ronald L. Barr Gallery is not just a place where art is displayed — it is also used by IUS professors as a teaching tool. “I know that it’s been used by myself and other faculty as a way to sort of get students introduced to artists,” said Emily Sheehan,...

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a modern comedic take on all aspects of relationships

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is a modern comedic take on all aspects of relationships

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2019

Single people, dating couples and married couples alike can all relate to the comedic 21st century spin on the struggles of dating, marriage and having children in IU Southeast Theater’s production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The musical’s book and lyrics were written by...

Two professional photographers captured IU Southeast’s attention at the Ogle Center

Two professional photographers captured IU Southeast’s attention at the Ogle Center

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2019

Renowned professional photographers Jess Lee and Tamara Gooch came to IU Southeast to speak about their experiences and share the beauty of nature and wildlife within their images at the Ogle Center Thursday, Oct. 24. The event is part of the 11th annual Louisville Photo Biennial, which is a photo...

Judy Shepard visits IU Southeast, speaks about human rights

Judy Shepard visits IU Southeast, speaks about human rights

Sydney Randall, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

Judy Shepard spoke about equality, tragedy and inclusivity during her visit to IU Southeast’s Ogle Center on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event was presented by the IU Southeast Common Experience program. Shepard is the mother of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay man who was beaten, tortured, tied to a...

Something Dramatic This Way Comes

Something Dramatic This Way Comes

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2019

The IU Southeast Theater Department is hosting two shows at the Ogle Center this semester, including one serious piece and one not-so-serious piece. These shows will have different directors — including one new director who is visiting IU Southeast from 2019-2020 named Barrett Cooper. The first...

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Backtrack rocks the Ogle Center

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019

Backtrack, an award-winning acapella group based in New York City, visited the Ogle Center on their Midwestern tour. They cover a variety of genres, from pop to Motown to classical, as well as original compositions. The group started out with a popular song choice of “No Tears Left to Cry” by...