Guest Blog: Learning to be a Student Again

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The date was January 6th, 2014: the coldest day in the history of all-time, at least as I recall it. With a wind chill of something near minus 40 degrees, I eagerly arrived on Gannon’s campus for my first day of work. As the new Associate Director of Learning Abroad, I was excited to begin […]

‘Termination’ tackles serious issue at the Schuster Theatre

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Imagine a world where you needed to apply for a suicide. You would travel to a government owned Suicide Center, fill out stacks of paperwork (similar to filing out mortgages or taxes), and then choose the method in which you would die. Such is a world in Samuel Birntkrant’s one-act play, “The Termination.” “The Termination” […]

Returning alumna comes home for ‘The Good Doctor’

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There’s a certain sense of pride and togetherness that accompanies seeing alumni staying active on campus, and with Nicole Dohoda, there is certainly no exception. Dohoda and her fiancé (whom she met while in Gannon’s theater program), Jared Lossie, are returning to take part in Fringe Fest Erie 2014 in a production entitled “The Good […]

Skinless women hitting the stage

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Fringe Fest Erie – inspired by the original Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland – has brought diverse, new and thought-provoking theatre to Erie for the past three years. This year is no different. Fringe Fest Erie 2014 kicks off with a two-woman show, “Women Without Skin.” Featuring senior theatre and communication arts major Natalie Pertz and […]

Theatre on the fringe

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In 1947, eight theatre companies showed up to the Edinburgh International Festival uninvited and performed for the crowds. In 2010, one liberal arts college was invited to participate in the Intercollegiate Theatre Festival in Scotland. From both of these was born a theatre festival that found itself on the fringe. The Scotland Fringe Festival has […]

Making my directorial debut

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Theatre is important to me. That’s the easiest, most straightforward way of describing my passion for and love of drama. Usually, I can be found onstage or behind it in some capacity for every show produced at the Schuster Theatre. This semester I have a unique opportunity. Every March, the Schuster presents a “Mini-Fringe” festival, […]

Schuster Theatre Takes the Gospel Overseas

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What am I doing today? Nothing much… Just getting on a plane and flying to Scotland. Yup. Scotland. Today, I leave for the International Collegiate Theatre Festival, part of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. I’m really excited about the trip — read on and you’ll see why!

Gannon Actors Heading to Scotland

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This August, members of the theatre department at Gannon University are going to Scotland. A group of about 15 students (including me!), graduates and professors are trekking across the pond to participate in the 2011 Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Every year, thousands of performers and artists flock to this international hot spot to share their […]