The curtain closes on another year

May 16, 2016

As the curtain closed on the Saturday-night production of RENT, it marked the end of another successful academic year of Theatre Department performances. A huge thank you to our students, staff, faculty members and countless others that helped make these shows possible.

In addition to RENT, our spring performances included fantastic student actor production of Eccentricities of a Nightingale and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. You can find production stills from all three shows on SmugMug.

Eccentricities of a Nightingale wasn’t the only Tennessee Williams play to take the stage in Northern Michigan this year. Many of our students went to see a production of A Streetcar Named Desire by the theatre company Parallel 45 in Traverse City. After the show, our students were treated to a talkback with the cast and the Interlochen Arts Academy alumni that run the company. Congratulations and thank you to Parallel 45!

Our acting for film class were treated to a visit from film and TV actor Jarvis George. George provided our student actors with invaluable tips and tools to navigate the nuance needed for film acting.

Lastly, we were thrilled to see so many of our alumni included among the nominees and nominated productions in both the 2016 Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Awards. Best of luck to those nominated!