Arkansas State University Department of Theatre

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. Arkansas State University’s Department of Theatre presents their production “God of Carnage” starting next weekend.  Telling us more about this production is Instructor of Theatre Brandon Sterret.  He is the director of the performance.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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The Department of Theatre at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has added an additional emphasis area for its majors:  musical theatre.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Marc Williams… assistant professor of theatre at Arkansas State. They began their conversation with an explanation of what an “emphasis area” is. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm” has been adapted as a stage play.  The Arkansas State University Theatre Department will present a production of “Animal Farm” beginning Friday, November Ninth, in the drama theatre of the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with one of the actors in this production as well as the director, Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre.  McLaughlin explained the inspiration Orwell had for the original book.

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The Arkansas State University Theatre Department’s production of the play Silent Sky opens Friday night, September 28th in the Simpson Theatre in the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  Additional performances are September 29th at seven-thirty, September 30th at two o’clock, and Tuesday, October second and Wednesday, October third also at seven-thirty.

KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with actor Courtney Light and the play’s director Marc Williams… who is also the chair of the A-State Theatre Department.  Williams described the plot and setting of Silent Sky.

Christensen, Bohn and Williams Appointed to New Positions

Sep 20, 2018
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JONESBORO – Longtime arts leader Les Christensen was named the interim director of Fowler Center at Arkansas State University, university officials announced this week.

The director of the Bradbury Art Museum takes over management of the entire Fowler facility, which includes BAM, Riceland Hall for performances, the Drama Theatre and the Simpson Theatre, while working in close coordination with departmental leadership in Art + Design, Music and Theatre.  She replaces interim director Michael Bowman, who returned to the classroom full-time.