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Four questions for director Ken Rus Schmoll

Four questions for director Ken Rus Schmoll

November 29, 2017

The two-time Obie Award-winner is in Rochester to direct Octavia, a play ripped from the headlines in the year AD 62.

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Octavia opens at Todd Theater

Octavia opens at Todd Theater

November 22, 2017

The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with the production of the rarely staged play Octavia, directed by Obie Award-winning guest director Ken Rus Schmoll.

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Timely political drama plays out on stage

Timely political drama plays out on stage

October 10, 2017

The play, created directly from transcripts, chronicles the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing in which the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is called before the commission.

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From Homer in the classroom to Meat Loaf on stage

From Homer in the classroom to Meat Loaf on stage

September 29, 2017

The former Midnight Rambler is finding success on the London stage. Bat Out of Hell: The Musical makes its North American premiere in Toronto in October.

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Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

Meet the director: 5 questions for Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy ’17

May 3, 2017

This spring’s production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child marks the first time that a student has directed a play for the International Theatre Program.

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Irish actor tells a story with <em>God Has No Country</em>

Irish actor tells a story with God Has No Country

March 28, 2017

Rochester will host the U.S. premiere of God Has No Country, a one-man play written and performed by Donal Courtney. The drama tells the story of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who used his Vatican connections to harbor Jews, ultimately saving more than 6,500 lives.

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University jumps to No. 18 worldwide for performing arts

University jumps to No. 18 worldwide for performing arts

March 10, 2017

According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings released on March 8, eleven U.S. universities ranked in the top 25, with the University of Rochester No. 8 among them.

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Students reflect as actors, and as millennials

Students reflect as actors, and as millennials

March 9, 2017

Cast members—who are the same age as the characters in the play That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her—reflect on the performance with the eyes of actors, but also as millennials.

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<em>That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her</em> opens at Todd Theater

That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens at Todd Theater

February 23, 2017

Pretty and rich, Alyssa Long attracts the attention a newcomer, Felix Maia. Alyssa disappears, and rumors proliferate on social media. Described as Gossip Girl meets Lord of the Flies, That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens the International Theatre Program’s spring season with a dark comedy that looks at social media and social justice.

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Cast reflects on <em>Circle Mirror Transformation</em>

Cast reflects on Circle Mirror Transformation

November 30, 2016

A mixture of theater rookies and veterans, the student cast and crew of Circle Mirror Transformation share some of the insights they’ve gained in working on the production, which runs through December 10.

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