theatre

Curtain Call: Theatre professor Ken Parks retires from Randolph after nearly two decades

John Ruml '17 and theatre professor Ken Parks get a sound sample from the fountain in Michels Plaza.

“I’ve gained a lot in my time here, from relationships built with fellow faculty, staff, students, and community members. I hope that I’ve managed to give as much as I’ve received.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph Theatre announces 2020-2021 season

This season, Randolph Theatre is going from Ancient Greece to Wonderland to small-town Wisconsin. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph Announces 2019-2020 Academic and Leadership Awards

Randolph College banner in front of Main Hall

Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: Aisha Downs Rachel Trexler Ellis ’44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Lewis Ward Awarded annually with preference given to a graduating senior studio art major. The criteria for the selection shall include inherent artistic talent and academic performance, along with the intention to pursue a... READ MORE >>

Randolph seniors to direct Winter One Acts production Feb. 21-23

Three Randolph College seniors will showcase their talent and work during The Winter One Acts, a production scheduled for Feb. 21-23, that will feature three short plays. Liz Beamon ’20 will direct Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin’s Savage/Love, Latekia Bryant ’20 will direct Agatha Christie’s The Rats, and Shakiah Johnson will direct Tennessee Williams’ This... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosting first-ever Arts Open House Feb. 8

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  Are you or someone you know interested in studying the arts at Randolph College? Sign up now to attend Randolph’s first-ever Arts Open House February 8! The daylong event will help prospective students and their families get to know the art scene at Randolph and will feature the College’s studio art, dance, museum and... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present fall theatre production, The Sea Voyage

Scene from The Sea Voyage

This Thursday, audiences are invited to set sail for a good time as Randolph’s theatre students perform the classic comedy, The Sea Voyage. Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Sea Voyage includes singing, dancing, shipwrecks, unexpected love, reunions, French pirates, castaways, a society of Amazonian women, and a little buried treasure. Written by John Fletcher... READ MORE >>

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 >>