Opening month for Academy Theatre 2016-17
Students rehearse She Kills Monsters.
Two students rehearse a scene from She Kills Monsters.
The theatre department began their semester the way any production begins: with auditions and casting. Cast lists for The Light in the Piazza and She Kills Monsters are now complete, and rehearsals are well underway. The Light in the Piazza opens Nov. 17 in Harvey Theatre; She Kills Monsters premieres on Nov. 11 in Phoenix Theatre.
Professional set designer Steve Bass was theatre’s first guest artist of the semester. Based out of Los Angeles, Bass has designed sets for the Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Academy Awards. Steve Bass gave a guest lecture to the students in the Fundamentals of Design class and also gave a presentation to the entire theatre department.
Instructor of Theatre David Montee was honored with an Oscar Wilde Award from Encore Michigan for his portrayal of Jacques in As You Like It at the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival. Montee is the first performer to win a Wilde Award, which are given to the best performers and performances in professional theatre in the state of Michigan.