What’s Happening


people playing musical instruments
Cecily “Sloane” Spencer ’93 interviewed the alternative rock musician about his recent project, “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and Orchestra.”
Date: December 6, 2016
scence from The Piano Lesson

“The Piano Lesson,” a Pulitzer-prize winning play by August Wilson opens at Denison to rave reviews.

Date: October 14, 2016

For one weekend in September, you can see Denisonians in two new works at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival!

Date: August 24, 2016
Elizabeth Gannon

Elizabeth Gannon '11 presents a work, “Clown! Do Some Ballet!,” as part of the New City's Dream Up Festival.

Date: August 5, 2016
Nita Hawes-Sanders

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, with Ro Nita Hawes-Sanders '78 as CEO, has been recognized with the “Oscar” of dance.

Date: July 28, 2016
James Anderson '85

James Anderson '85, turned his theatre major into an outstanding career. He is a vice president and company spokesperson for Turner Broadcasting.

Date: July 6, 2016
tony awards

Imani Abernathy '16 had a great seat at the Tony Awards - and celebrated with the cast of “The Humans.”

Date: July 5, 2016

Susan Booth '85, artistic director for Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, is overseeing a massive overhaul of the space.

Date: May 2, 2016

Denison will perform “MARGO VEIL, an entertainment,” by the college's playwright-in-residence, Len Jenkin.

Date: April 14, 2016
Jeff Hatcher '80

Denison's Department of Theatre is celebrating a play with twice the DU spirit. The play is written by Jeff Hatcher '80 and directed by Geoffrey Nelson, visiting instructor of theatre this year at Denison.

Date: April 14, 2016
Amanda DiMartini '13

Phi Beta Kappa has just hired Amanda DiMartini '13 as their social media specialist.

Date: March 8, 2016
Ben Jacoby '09
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ben Jacoby '09 (Theatre & English), will take over the role of “Barry Mann” in Beautiful: The Carol King Musical at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in NYC beginning March 1.

Date: February 12, 2016

Denison Theatre will take part in presenting the complete cycle of August Wilson plays throughout the year in the Columbus area.

Date: January 11, 2016


Trojan Women
Friday, October 2, 2015 to Saturday, October 10, 2015
8:00 PM

The Department of Theatre presents “Trojan Women,” by Euripides, directed by Cheryl McFarren, taking place from Friday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 10., the department's 85th subscription season.

Date: October 1, 2015
Props to Denison theatre program

Denison's Theatre program was listed third among “unsung heroes” of college theatre.

Date: August 31, 2015
Adam Schreck

Adam Schreck '09 is touring with Chicago's famous Second City Troupe.

Date: August 27, 2015

Bryan Blaskie '09 is in L.A., composing and directing musicals. And he just won a “Best Musical” award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Date: August 17, 2015
Strawberry One Act Festival

Recent Denison theatre alumni and a current student wrote and performed a play for NYC's Strawberry One Act Festival.

Date: August 13, 2015

Cleveland's renowned repertory theatre, Cinematheque, is directed by John Ewing '73.

Date: August 4, 2015
Out of Sync by Katie Woods '13

An original play first developed at Denison by Katie Woods '13, opens in Washington, D.C.

Date: July 17, 2015

Two Denison students and one recent grad are plying the stage this summer in three productions.

Date: July 13, 2015
Ben Jacoby

Ben Jacoby '09 and Wendy Barrie Wilson ’78 are appearing in different plays with the same company this summer.

Date: July 10, 2015

Ann Magnuson '78 returns to her rural roots in “Weird, Wild & Wonderful: Ann Magnuson presents An Evening of SurRURALism.”

Date: June 23, 2015
Andrew Levitt ’01

Andrew Levitt ’01, alter ego of diva Nina West, will star as Barbra Streisand in a Columbus production.

Date: May 29, 2015

Jacob Betts '15 has been awarded The David Rounds Theatre Prize for the “most promising graduating student in the theatre department.”

Date: May 22, 2015

Jennifer Beck '15 has been awarded the Frederic K. W. Curry Theatre Award.

Date: May 22, 2015

Denison Theatre proudly unveils its production season for the coming academic year.

Date: May 19, 2015

Winners of Theatre and Fine Arts scholarships for 2015-2016 announced at Theatre Department end-of-year celebration!

Date: May 6, 2015

I AM JONATHAN -- An ensemble-created new work COMING SOON from Denison Theatre!

Date: April 14, 2015
Hal Holbrook ’48

Hal Holbrook ’48 and Michael Eisner ’64 discuss some of the ways Denison set the stage for their careers, including the auspicious beginnings of Mark Twain Tonight!

Date: February 23, 2015