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Our New Voice Initiative for 2012-13 resulted in the world premiere of Spencer Christiano's The Rochester Plays (another article here.)
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a low income love ...
By Spencer Christiano


Our New Play commission (a New Voice Initiative for '08-'09, underwritten by alumna, Leslie Braun) and the resulting world premiere, The Hairy Dutchman, was a riproaring success! Read more about it here!
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Paul Miller, one of the past UR International Theatre Program photographers, had an exhibition of his theatre photographs culled from three years of shooting Todd Theatre productions. For more information, and to see his pics, click here.


Every Fall, Prof. Russell Peck leads the wonderful Stratford (ON, Canada) trip where students get to see a number of very fine productions at Canada's prestigious Stratford Festival. And every winter break, Prof. Katherine Mannheimer leads the fabulous Theatre in England trip (ENG 252; also see here). It's a superb opportunity to see amazing theatre, have wonderful discussions, learn a ton, and see some of London...all in 10 days! Contact Prof. Mannheimer if you're interested!


In Between the Lines Improv Troupe
UR's crack student improv troupe!


Read about Broadway's 24 Hour Play Festival!


GEVA Theatre Center
Rochester's biggest and best professional theatre.


Here's a site with an excellent glossary of technical theatre terms and terminolgy


The O'Neill Theater Center
A great place to intern - especially for budding stage managers. And you get to see the place that inspired Eugene O'Neill and visit the house where Long Days Journey Into Night is set!


Glimmmerglass Opera
A great place to intern - especially for those interested in lighting, sound, costuming or stage crew work. Very social, very exciting, and an all round great summer experience.


Hamlet: A Photo Essay
Our 2003 production of Hamlet gets a behind-the-scenes photo essay from the UR's photographer.


The Puzzle Locker: Additional Photos
Marsha Ginsberg, designer and photographer, shares with us her pictures from the 2005 world premiere of W. David Hancock's The Puzzle Locker.


The Puzzle Locker - a 2004-5 UR highlight
Our 2005 production of W. David Hancock's The Puzzle Locker, commissioned and developed by the UR International Theatre Program, was considered one of the university's highlights of 2004-2005.


The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
Drama House and Theatre Program alumnus, Larry Nehring, serves as the Artistic Director of "Ohio's premiere free, touring Shakespeare company", based in Cleveland.


Will Pickens's Megawatch for Stage Managers
Will Pickens, sound designer for Hello Again and other URITP productions, created this nifty applicaton to help Stage Managers keep track of time, breaks, and other SM tasks.


Working as an Electrician
Harvard theatre's quick guide to working as an electrician in the theatre. A good(ish) overview for someone looking for a brief and clear synopsis.


Our newest on-campus theatre group, is TOOP (or The Opposite of People). Check out their Facebook fan page.


We recommend...
Here's a list of additional (non-theatre) courses that might help develop your skills as an actor, director or backstage technician! If you're looking to feed your performance or backstage hunger, we suggest giving these some consideration.


We won a Goergen Award for Contributions to Undergraduate Education! Read all about it.


Katie Farrell, our Administrator, was the recipient of the University's first Witmer Award! Read all about it!





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