Stephanie Earl

Randolph theatre program adapts to online learning with tutorials, supply kits

Randolph theatre professor Stephanie Earl has spent the spring and summer watching as theatre communities all over the world adjusted to performing during a pandemic. “There has been a ton of content out there, a lot of play readings, that have happened via Zoom,” Earl said. “It started in the spring, but in a small... 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 >>

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 >>

Randolph to present Shakespearean tragedy on Halloween weekend

Poster for Macbeth

Cast of Macbeth This Halloween weekend, witchcraft, dark prophecies, and post-apocalyptic imagery will run rampant in Thoresen Theatre. Randolph College’s production of Macbeth opens Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by theatre professor Stephanie Earl, this supernatural thriller by William Shakespeare dives into the psyches of the power-hungry Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The plot... READ MORE >>

Randolph to present action-packed spring theatre production

Poster for Big Love

This weekend, students will be flying across zip lines, engaging in intense hand-to-hand combat, and getting thrown across a room—all in the name of good showmanship for Randolph’s spring theatre production of Big Love. This thrilling, dark, romantic comedy opens Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Thoresen Theatre. SEE PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK Big Love,... READ MORE >>

Summer Research combines student’s love of Shakespeare and music

Marianne Virnelson '17 works to compose music for a scene in Twelfth Night.

After seeing a production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet last summer, Marianne Virnelson ’17 realized she wanted to dedicate her professional life to preserving the great playwright’s work. One of her first steps is to combine her theatre and music majors, as well as her love for Shakespeare plays, into a Summer Research project. This summer,... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Spring Theatre Production opens Thursday

Photo from Spring Theatre production

Tickets are now on sale for Randolph College’s Spring Theatre Production of the family-friendly musical, Once Upon a Mattress. The show opens Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m., and other shows are scheduled at the same time on April 15, 17, and 18. Prior to a matinee showing on April 16 at 2 p.m., the... READ MORE >>

Stephanie Earl brings love of theatre and teaching to Randolph

Photo of Stephanie Earl

Theatre professor Stephanie Earl is one of the newest additions to the Randolph College faculty this year. A professional performer herself, she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of the stage with Randolph students in acting and directing classes. A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Earl earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre performance from Greensboro... READ MORE >>