Author Archives: IU Theatre Department

About IU Theatre Department

Welcome to the 7th & Jordan blog. This blog is a peak behind the curtain at the Indiana University Theatre Department productions and student work.

H-T Review: ‘Three Sisters’ — a play broaching boredom — doesn’t bore

By Connie Shakalis Anton Chekhov’s four siblings, in his “Three Sisters”, want more than anything to move to cosmopolitan Moscow instead of staying stuck in their current puny town 18 miles from a railroad. So go already! Why don’t they? … Continue reading

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Check Out Chekhov!

By Greer Gerni New to Chekhov? Avoided Chekhov’s work after hearing how boring it is? Maybe you’ve heard that nothing happens or maybe you’re wondering how a play written in Russia over one hundred years ago is worth your time. … Continue reading

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Observing a Curious Incident

By James Nelson “I see everything,” says 15-year old Christopher Boone in Simon Stephen’s theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon’s book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Christopher is looking out a train window, and unlike the average … Continue reading

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Theatre Geek of the Week: Sam Sanderson

Theatre Geek of the Week is a new IU Theatre blog series where you can meet some of the wonderful students, faculty and supporters of IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance! Meet Sam Sanderson! 1. What do you … Continue reading

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Faculty spotlight: an interview with our newest faculty members

By Rinjisha Roy We are also excited to welcome two faculty members, Jenny McKnight and Hank McDaniel, to our IU Theatre & Dance community! This summer, SPEA Arts Admin graduate student Rinjisha Roy got an opportunity to speak with Jenny … Continue reading

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Connecting kids with the world of the play

IU students work with local kids through intensive summer camp By Cadence Baugh At the Stages Bloomington summer camp, participants learn how to take the stage, enter the spotlight and even understand the message underneath the script. But when it … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING Premiere Theatre Geek of the Week – Kayla Cieslinski!

Theatre Geek of the Week is a new IU Theatre blog series where you can meet some of the wonderful students, faculty and supporters of IU’s Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance! Geek of the Week: Kayla Cieslinski, IU … Continue reading

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