Theatre

Setting the stage: Summer Research explores art of stagecraft

Professor Heather Sinclair (left) and Karyn Heisig draw stage renderings

Although she is a history major, Karyn Heisig ’20 often jokes that her minor in theatre is a “half major.” “I’ve always seen myself working in professional theatre somehow,” Heisig said. “I’ve dabbled a little bit in acting on stage, but I’ve always been drawn more to what’s going on backstage and how everything that... READ MORE >>

Endstation production, The Bluest Water, features local story and familiar faces

Ho’ola Bush gives a monologue during the play

The newest production by Randolph College’s professional theatre in residence, Endstation Theatre Company, hits home locally—and not just because it tells the story of Nelson County survivors of the historic Hurricane Camille. Randolph’s faculty and students have played a large role acting and creating the set in The Bluest Water this summer. In August 1969,... READ MORE >>

Take Center Stage: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe offers students opportunity to learn from theatre professionals

Three cast members act in a scene

Two nights before the opening for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Liz Beamon ’20 struggled to get into character as Aslan. Even though she and the rest of the actors and stage crew had rehearsed and prepared for the show for nearly two months, she was still having trouble visualizing the finished product.... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Dungeons & Dragons comes to Randolph: spring theatre production, She Kills Monsters, opens April 18

Characters put their swords together in She Kills Monsters

Monsters will take over the Thoresen Theatre stage on April 18—and only one girl can stop them. Agnes Evans and her heroic and humorous exploits in a fantasy world will be the focus of Randolph’s spring theatre production, She Kills Monsters. In She Kills Monsters, Agnes (portrayed by Liz Beamon ’20) leaves her childhood home... READ MORE >>

Wardlow, Mueller selected for summer 2019 National Gallery, London internships

Sarah Wardlow and Sarah Mueller will intern at the National Gallery, London this summer

Randolph College recently named Sarah Wardlow ’20 and Sarah Mueller ’20 as recipients of its prestigious summer internships at the National Gallery, London. Wardlow and Mueller will spend eight weeks living in London and working in the Gallery’s development department and Research Centre. They are supported by an academic partnership between Randolph and the National... READ MORE >>

From Biostatistics to Harry Potter and Religion: Register now for summer online courses!

Student talking to professor through a chat window on a laptop

Randolph College is once again offering summer online courses for both Randolph and non-Randolph students seeking undergraduate level academic credit in a wide range of subjects. Registration is now available for summer 2019 online courses at http://online.randolphcollege.edu/. This summer’s selection includes 24 courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, Greek, math, sport and... READ MORE >>

Travis Byram ’18 makes debut as a playwright with Black Chicken

Travis Byram '18 performing in Randolph's production of Dog Sees God in 2017

Randolph College’s theatre department will premiere a staged reading of Black Chicken, written by Travis Byram ’18, on Friday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab Theatre (Room 203) of the Harold G. Leggett Building. The show is free and open to the public. Black Chicken is the first play Byram has written, and... READ MORE >>

Acting up: Randolph students nominated for Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival awards

Liz Beamon '20 (second from left, standing) and Ho'ola Bush '20 (second from left, kneeling) on stage with other members of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe cast

Four Randolph students were nominated for awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for their roles in the fall theatre production, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Liz Beamon ’20 (Aslan) and Ho’ola Bush ’20 (Edmund) were nominated for Irene Ryan Acting Awards, Chloe Brazzi ’21 was recognized as a props... READ MORE >>

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe brings magic to Thoresen Theatre

Marianne Virnelson '18 (the White Witch) waves a wand

Growing up, Shakiah Johnson ’20 always admired The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. Now a theatre major at Randolph, she’s fully immersing herself into the fantasy world as one of the lead roles in the College’s production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. “I love the idea of a not-so-far-away fantasy... READ MORE >>