In May, Mary Hipp ’90 said being a member of the second class of women undergraduates at W&L taught her a lot— although she didn’t realize it at the time.
Theater, Dance and Film Archive (179 Stories)
The W&L Repertory Dance Company’s performances will run Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.
W&L’s recent staging of ‘Speech & Debate’ brought its cast, crew and audience an opportunity to engage with an innovative, collaborative approach to theater.
Jenefer Davies authored “The Art of Dance Composition: Writing the Body,” an introduction to modern dance composition.
The production runs from Nov. 1-4 in Johnson Theatre on the W&L campus.
The premiere event will be followed by a student-led discussion about their experiences and the creative journey in producing the films.
Tickets for the entire season will be available to purchase beginning Sept. 11.
W&L students in this Spring Term’s “Swedish Theater” course were immersed in culture during their three weeks in Stockholm, Sweden.
Gordon taught at W&L from 1974 to 2001.
Connor has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Germany.
The groups will honor Black composers with a series of performances March 30-April 1.
The show runs from March 9-11 in Keller Theatre on the W&L Campus.
Moran is inspired by W&L’s values and commitment to liberal arts education.
The playwright will host a screening of his play “Citizen James” and a playwriting workshop Feb. 14-15.
W&L’s distinctive summer programming helped Burks-Parra develop her personal and professional interests.
Ocean voyages, sword fights, treasure hunts, rivalry, friendships and pirates are on display in this show based on the familiar novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The first From Screen to Square event will take place on Monday, Nov. 7.
The W&L Repertory Dance Company will perform ‘W&L Dancers Create…’ on Nov. 3–5.
Booker will give a lecture on Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. in in Leyburn Library’s Northen Auditorium.
For the first time ever, tickets for the entire season are available online beginning Sept. 13.
Leah Jackson ’22 always knew she wanted to pursue the health field. Thanks to summer internships and dedication, she heads off to Harvard this fall to follow her passion.
The show will run for three nights: May 17-19. Tickets are required.
The show runs from March 31-April 3 in Keller Theatre on the W&L campus.
The groups will present a combined dance and music performance on March 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. on the W&L campus.
“Thumbelina” will be presented at Keller Theatre in two performances on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are required.
The all-male dance group will perform their delightful parodies of great ballet classics at the Lenfest Center for the Arts on Feb. 15.
Performances will occur Dec. 2-5 in the Keller Theatre on the W&L campus. Tickets are required.
The W&L Repertory Dance Company will perform ‘W&L Dancers Create…’ Nov. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. each night.
Tickets for the 2022 season can be purchased online using a credit card or in-person at the Lenfest Center box office beginning Nov. 30.
Holden, an actor and puppeteer who hosts "The Joshua Show," will lead the masterclass on Nov. 8 at W&L.
W&L presents a staged reading of Will Arbery’s “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” in the Johnson Theatre on the W&L campus on Oct. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.
Professor Davies received the National Dance Education Organization 2021 Outstanding Dance Education Researcher Award.
The Community-Based Learning Fellows Program intends to deepen the high-impact practice and pedagogy of community-based learning at W&L.
The performances will take place live and online on May 20 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Ramonah Gibson '20 has received a Fulbright United Kingdom (U.K.) Partnership Award to complete her master's degree in creative writing scriptwriting at the University of East Anglia.
"Intimate Violence," a documentary about domestic violence by W&L professor Stephanie Sandberg and junior Nolan Zunk, has been recognized by three film festivals.
On April 9 and 10, W&L will stream its production of "BURN" featuring a large ensemble of talented student actors and directed by Jemma Levy, assistant professor of theater.
The cast and crew of W&L’s upcoming Bentley Musical, “Little Women,” tackled a host of pandemic-related challenges to produce a film version of the show that will be screened for audiences March 30-April 2.
Highlights include live performances of works written from artists and scholars nationwide.
The W&L Repertory Dance Company performance will stream for free online on March 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., March 27 at 6 p.m. and March 28 at 2 p.m.
In the latest episode of the Lifelong Learning podcast, Mish talks about his passion for theater, how musicals can be reinvented to account for changing times, and his experiences connecting students and alumni.
The university’s performance will be streamed online beginning March 30.
Bioh's hit comedy "School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play" will be screened online March 16, and a virtual talk by Bioh will occur March 18.
Elliot Reza Emadian ’17 will teach a virtual master class in screendance, a form that merges cinematography and choreography.
The screening will be free and open to the public to view online. A discussion with the film’s creators will follow the screening.
The award-winning W&L Repertory Dance Company will perform W&L Dancers Create … 2020 virtually on Nov. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.
In October, Washington and Lee University will present Tony Award winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti in two streamed events.
The performance will run Oct. 15-18, and it is free and open to the public to watch via livestream.
Six accomplished artists will give virtual master classes for the Washington and Lee community this academic year, covering a wide range of dance styles, from hip-hop to K-pop.
Professor Stephanie Sandberg and Nolan Zunk ’22 co-directed “Intimate Violence,” which will be screened at Hull’s Drive-in to raise money for Project Horizon.
No tickets are required for the production, which will be performed at Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton on Sept. 12 and streamed live in cinema quality.
Chris Johnson ’00 uses his camera to document the COVID-19 crisis.
Working in Italy, starring in theater productions and being involved in Generals' Unity are just a few of the experiences that have made W&L a great fit for Win Gustin '20.
Despite a COVID-abbreviated run, the cast of W&L's "EVERYBODY" celebrates the "positive, self-affirming experience" of putting on the show.
When the 25 members of W&L’s Repertory Dance Company were dispersed by COVID-19, director Jenefer Davies found a creative way for them to perform together again.
A new play by Professor Domnica Radulescu gives voice to local immigrants.
Writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who based this play on the anonymous 15th-century "Everyman," presents a new take on an old story and the old question of what happens when we cross over to the other side.
“Considering Matthew Shepard” tells the now infamous true story and aftermath of the kidnapping, torture and murder of Matthew Shepard near Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. Tickets are required for the performance.
In 2021, students will have the opportunity to study in Ghana for both Winter and Spring Terms.
Washington and Lee University presents the American Shakespeare Center’s “The Grapes of Wrath” on Jan. 25.
Snyder is a journalist known for her works on the topic of domestic violence.
Tickets to the show can be ordered online or at the box office.
Call the Lenfest Center box office today at 540-458-8000 to reserve tickets.
The team won the Mentor Award at the Adrenaline Film Project.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a tale built on multiple storylines that interfere with each other and create an irresistible web of mayhem and mischief.
The group will light up the stage with their traditionally Zimbabwean music ranging from genres such as Afro Jazz and Gospel music.
The grant will help fund a project to bring professors from the six ACS dance departments to participating campuses and create a model for shared teaching.
With the support of faculty and fellow students, Charlotte Cook '19 acted in seven theater productions at W&L while juggling a major, two minors and other extracurricular activities.
In Professor Rob Mish’s Spring Term class, students take on virtually every aspect of creating a fully staged theatrical production.
“The House of Yes” is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
W&L students and faculty, as well as members of the Rockbridge Ballet, will participate in the event.
The partnership will bring the company’s national tour and on-site workshops to W&L’s campus.
The program will include multifaceted dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers, as well as new aerial dance technology.
Finch will give a public talk on March 20 at 4:30 p.m. on the main floor of Leyburn Library on the W&L campus.
“The Cherry Orchard” is the final full play written by Anton Chekhov, who is considered by many to be the father of modern drama.
BodyVox comes to Lexington for a one-night performance at the Keller Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.
The performance will take place on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre on the Washington and Lee University campus.
This production is open to the public, but tickets are required.
Washington Term, study abroad opportunities and internships—including one with the Philadelphia Eagles—have helped to shape Jason Renner's plans for the future.
Staff and students in the costume shop at Lenfest Center have been hard at work creating fabulous costumes for this upcoming W&L production.
The show runs Oct. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. in Keller Theatre on the W&L campus.
Join members of the W&L choral program for a Parents and Family Weekend choral concert on Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall.
Take a peek behind the Lenfest curtain for 2018-19.
This summer, Davis Straske '19 is researching children's play in psychology professor Megan Fulcher's Gender Development Lab.
Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance and theater, will be among approximately 25 fellows focusing on their own creative projects at the working retreat.
Shapley Davis '18 produced and premiered his own short film, and he hopes to continue making films as he heads off to USC's film school after graduation.
ODK inducted four honorary and seven student initiates
Che Malambo comes to the Keller stage for a one-night performance on April 26.
Washington Break gave students a chance for learning and personal development, as well as all-out fun.
“The Mountaintop” comes to the Keller stage for a one-night performance.
Her poem "Nasty Woman" and performance were the inspiration for a student-created dance.
Professor Jenefer Davies talks about her new book on aerial dance and the physical and artistic challenges of working against gravity.
Majo Bustamante '18 was a marketing and communications intern for NASA Automotriz, the company that owns the rights to sell Ford and Volkswagen in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Jenefer Davies will talk about her recent book, “Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance with Rope and Harness.”
Performances will run March 1-6.
Students play a key role in creating the visual styling for upcoming productions by the theater department.
“James and the Giant Peach” follows the story of James, a forgotten and lonely child, played by Arthur Love ’18.
Students and alumni members of the award-winning W&L Repertory Dance Company will perform in NYC the last weekend in Jan.
Jordan Goldstein's Washington and Lee journey can be followed through her love of music, her adventures on the stage — and the length of her hair.
The stand-out, 10-member ensemble is praised for its confident execution of a wide range of styles.
The performance will be comprised of work choreographed, designed and performed by students.
The event is a fundraiser for the W&L Chapter of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts.
Sandberg’s adaptation follows one character as he grapples with the unnerving grip Big Brother, the overpowering political party, has on Oceania.
The show will run Thursday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 29.
W&L's Theater, Dance and Film Studies, along with the Department of Music, present the Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley fall musical, “The Addams Family, A New Musical.”
Students practiced stage magic, sculpted severed fingers and whipped up batches of fake blood in a Spring Term course on special effects for the theater.
Dancer, choreographer, musician, mathematician: Elliot Emadian '17 has many roles, both on and off the stage.
Free performances will take place at Wilson Hall at 3:30 p.m. on May 18 and 11 a.m. on May 19.
The Lenfest Center for the Arts presents “Judgment at Nuremberg” by the L.A. Theatre Works (LATW), a one-night performance in the Lenfest’s Keller Theater on April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Marquita Robinson ’10 loves the uncertainty of life as a sitcom writer for “New Girl.”
Dana Gary, whose first EP is recorded, produced and publicized by a student-run record label, will present songs at SSA.
The Washington and Lee University’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Film Studies presents the W&L Repertory Dance Company’s winter concert in a program of multifaceted dance works created by nationally renowned choreographers.
The Washington and Lee Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies presents “Dracula” on Feb. 9 and 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 10 at 10 p.m.; and Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Keller Theater, Lenfest Center.
A new exhibit-installation, directed by Stephanie Sandberg, will be on display in McCarthy Gallery of Holekamp Hall at the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics beginning Jan. 26.
Through the generosity of the Ruth E. Flournoy Theater Endowment, the Washington and Lee Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies will present Little Matchstick Factory’s “The Other Mozart,” written and performed by Sylvia Milo.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet comes to the Lenfest Center for a one-night engagement on Jan. 11.
Somehow, in addition to all of his coursework and extracurricular activities, Elliot Emadian has found the time to write, record and release his premiere album.
Matthew Reichel '17 didn't expect to be cast as Edward in Washington and Lee's production of "Sense and Sensibility," but now he is embracing the part.
Alana DeJoseph ’92 is fulfilling her dream of creating a documentary history of the Peace Corps.
On Nov. 10-12, the award-winning Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company will perform "W&L Dancers Create….”
Taylor Gulotta '17 discusses the challenges and rewards of stage managing the fall 2016 Bentley Musical "The Theory of Relativity."
The new musical, inspired by the actual stories of the millennial generation, celebrates the connections that unite and define us. .
The new musical, inspired by the actual stories of the millennial generation, celebrates the connections that unite and define us.
Stephanie Sandberg's play "Stories in Blue: A Pilgrimage to Heal Human Trafficking"debuts this week at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI. Sandberg, assistant professor of theater at Washington and Lee, was interviewed about the play on NPR's Stateside program.
Actress and producer Paten Hughes’ dream role would be to play Hillary Clinton. “I find her incredibly interesting,” she said in an interview with The Tulcan Times. In the meantime, the recent W&L French and theater graduate has another project that launched Sept. 9 — “Heirloom,” the debut of a nine-part rom-com web series on Vimeo.
Michael Bronstein '15 and T.J. Fisher '15 study the evolution of the depiction of chaos in art and neuroscience.
When theater professor Stephanie Sandberg's new play debuts next month at a huge international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, called ArtPrize, it will tell the stories of six different victims of human sex trafficking.
During her student days at Washington and Lee University, A’rese Emokpae danced and acted on many a stage at the Lenfest Center before graduating in 2010. Over the past six years, she’s been pursuing a career in musical theater, and now she’s putting her talents to the test by competing on “The Voice Nigeria” TV show.
Elliot Emadian ’17, from Normandy, Tennessee, received a tuition scholarship to attend the American Dance Festival’s (ADF) six-week school.
Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Washington and Lee University, will debut her new play, “Exile is My Home,” at the Theater for the New City, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, for a four-week run beginning April 28.
A dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, associate professor of dance/theater, will be performed at the Richmond Dance Festival (RDF) this weekend and will include two W&L student dancers.
For the sixth time in nine years, the W&L Dance Repertory Company won the honor of performing in a gala concert during the 2016 American College Dance Association's Mid Atlantic Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Dave DeChristopher, a 1975 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been named the new artistic director at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre in Toledo, Ohio.
The Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company will present a concert celebrating the first 10 years of W&L’s academic dance program and 20 years of dance at W&L on April 1-3 in the Keller Theater of the Lenfest Center for the Arts.
“Yesterday,” an Oscar-nominated movie about HIV/AIDS in the Zulu community, and “Call Me Kuchu,” a film by Malika Zouhali-Wollall and Katherine Fairfax Wright, are the next two films to be shown at Washington and Lee University. Both will be shown at 6:30 p.m. in Elrod Commons’ Stackhouse Theater.
Joseph David Martinez, associate professor of theater, dance and film studies, has released his first album of folk songs, “Everybody Says Goodbye,” recorded with the band Goshen Pass.
The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee University, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, presents the first in a series of African films as part of the 2015-16 Seminar on Human Rights in Africa.
N. Frank Ukadike, associate professor of communications and African and African Diaspora Studies at Tulane University, will deliver a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Jan. 29 at 4:45 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
The three-night run of “Dancers Create…” on Dec. 9, 10 and 11 continues Washington and Lee’s year-long celebration of the 400 years of Shakespeare in theatre, music, dance, art and scholarship.
"My journey through the world of theater has been one of the most formative aspects of my college career."
"The most important thing I have learned is how to be myself."
"I had been drawn to W&L by the wide array of courses I would be compelled to take, but was hardly aware of how they could help my desired profession."
The three-night run of “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief” Oct. 11–13 kicks off Shakespeare 2016!, Washington and Lee’s year-long celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare in theater, music, dance, art and scholarship.
The historic Dixon Place in New York City will showcase “Two People, Three Voices,” a dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, as part of the performance “Crossing Boundaries” on May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Jemma Levy, assistant professor of theater at Washington and Lee University, has won the 2015 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).
Shakespeare 2016! a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy, will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a full academic year of special events, performances, public lectures and courses at Washington and Lee University.
A new art exhibition in Washington and Lee University's Staniar Gallery, "The Strangest Fruit," will feature the work of Vincent Valdez, a widely recognized Texas-based artist. The exhibition will feature his 2013 series of large-scale oil on canvas paintings inspired by the little-known history of the many Mexicans and Mexican Americans lynched in the U.S. Southwest between 1848 and 1928.
Shelbi Hendricks '16 and Inga Wells '16 have been named the new executive directors of Washington and Lee Student Consulting. Student Consulting provides pro bono consulting services to non-profit and for-profit organizations.
The Washington and Lee University Department of Theater, Dance and Film presents the award-winning W&L Repertory Dance Company in an evening of multifaceted dance works. The concert will be held at W&L's Lenfest Center for the Arts on March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The W&L Repertory Dance Company performed a partial preview of their annual winter concert on March 14 in the Center for Performance Research, a contemporary performance laboratory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Washington and Lee University will welcome visitors from around the world to its 12th National Symposium of Theater in Academe on March 26-28. This year's symposium, "Displacements, Frontiers and Nomadism," is organized by Domnica Radulescu, founding director of the symposium, the Edwin A. Morris Professor of Romance Languages and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Washington and Lee.
The Columbus Monthly magazine interviews veteran actor Kevin McClatchy, Washington and Lee University Class of 1985, on playing Prospero, portraying characters outside his comfort zone and working with his theater students. You can read the December 2014 interview online.
Rob Ashford, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1982, is the stage director and choreographer of tonight's live telecast of "Peter Pan" on NBC.
Washington and Lee University's award-winning Repertory Dance Company will be performing "W&L Dancers Create..." on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5, at 6:30 p.m. on the Keller Stage at the Lenfest Center for the Arts in Lexington.
"Spring Awakening," a play produced by (540) Productions, is directed by Washington and Lee University graduate Jenna Worsham '10. The play opened on Sept. 10 at Lime Kiln Theater and will run until Sept. 20.
On June 12, in New York City, student members of Washington and Lee University's Repertory Dance Company will join W&L dance alumni to perform two aerial dances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance space. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.
Members of the Washington and Lee Repertory Dance Company performed the dance "Straight Duet" as part of the Gala Concert performed by professional dancers from around the United States at the Route 11 Dance Festival on Thursday, May 8.
The Route 11 Dance Festival occurring May 5–10 in Lexington, Va., will provide a special opportunity for students at Washington and Lee University to manage the event and work directly with a nonprofit arts organization.
Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance, the award winning W&L Repertory Dance Company is performing "W&L Dancers Create" on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., on Keller Stage at Lenfest Center for the Arts in Lexington.
Washington and Lee alumnus Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh in MacBeth.
Performing aerial dance is challenging under any circumstances, but Washington and Lee's Repertory Dance Company confronted some special challenges when it performed at Washington, D.C.'s Corcoran Gallery of Art last month.
W&L seniors Renata Carlson and Taylor Maxey have accepted the offer from the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program to work as assistant language teachers (ALT) in Japan.
Several Roanoke media outlets featured Washington and Lee's Spring Term aerial dance class, which held its concert on the wall of Wilson Hall on May 15 and 16.
When we watch an enormous, worldwide sporting event on TV like the Super Bowl XLVII, we might enjoy the sets without really thinking about how they got there and who built them. Thanks to a behind-the-scenes account from Thomas Meric III, a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee, we know a lot more about that […]
Washington and Lee senior Jennifer Ritter, of Mariposa, Calif., has been awarded the "Student Literary Award" by Nu Delta Alpha, the national honor society in dance.
The Russian language students of Washington and Lee University will perform Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theater at the Lenfest Cente
Dancer Kay Poursine will perform South Indian’s Bharata Natyam dance form on Wed., Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall in Wilson Hall, Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee's award-winning dance program will be on display in Wilmington, N.C., tomorrow at Dance-a-lorus, part of the Cucaloras Film Festival, an annual event that supports innovative artists and encourages creative exchange. W&L alumna Julia Pleasants, of the Class of 2007, invited her former W&L dance teacher, Jenefer Davies, to apply to the festival. Julia has coordinated Dance-a-lorus, which pushes […]
Washington and Lee University seniors Jennifer Ritter and Ali Hamed will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation for October on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 11:45 a.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
A play written by Washington and Lee's Domnica Radulescu and directed by W&L's Kimberly Jew will be staged for the first time at the Thespis Theater Festival in New York City in October.
To accommodate the expanding needs of the dance program at Washington and Lee University, a new dance studio has been created at 109 South Jefferson Avenue, the former print shop for the Lexington News-Gazette.
Washington and Lee dancers are participating in the famed Edinburgh Festival Fringe this month.
Washington and Lee University has promoted eight members of its faculty to full professor, while granting tenure to 14 faculty members who were promoted to associate professor.
Actor, director and filmmaker Adrian Grenier will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. W&L’s Contact Committee is sponsoring the talk, which is free and open to the public. Grenier is best known for his starring role in the Emmy-nominated HBO series Entourage, which aired from […]
Washington and Lee University seniors Ashna Sharan and Joey Brown will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, March 21, at 12 noon in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons.
Dr. Mervyn Silverman, secretary of The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and a 1960 Washington and Lee graduate, will address AIDS prevention, awareness at his alma mater on March 19.
Washington and Lee’s dance program will stage two very different kinds of concerts this week with student dancers and choreographers taking the Keller Theater stage for two performances of “W&L Dancers Create” before turning it over to faculty and staff for the second “Dancing with the Professors” performance. “W&L Dancers Create” will be held on […]
Two Washington and Lee classmates from the Class of 2010, both double majors in English and theater, are working together on the off-off-Broadway stage in New York City this month. Jenna Worsham is directing “What the Sparrow Said” at Teatro LATEA. Included in the cast is her classmate Kevin Mannering, who plays the role of […]
Lesbians, sex and incest, oh my! The 2009 Flournoy Playwright Festival features the works of Lucy Thurber, including Where We're Born, which focuses on life in a small, working-class town, where "family relationships are maintained by a delicate balance between desire and dependency." Where We're Born runs from Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 5-7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.