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October 22, 2018

SoD Alum Receives 2018 Jefferson Award

Paul Kim received Jefferson Award for THE EXPLORERS CLUB

The Explorers Club

School of Drama 2014 graduate Paul Kim received a Jefferson Award Monday night in Chicago for his Costume Design for The Explorers Club at the Citadel Theatre. You can read more about the Jeff Award here. To learn more about Paul's work, visit his website.
Congratulations, Paul! Boomer!

I Shall Not Hate

HELMERICH SCHOOL OF DRAMA TO PRESENT MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY FESTIVAL

The Helmerich School of Drama will present The Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival Tour Friday through Sunday, Feb.2-4, at the University of Oklahoma

NORMAN – The Helmerich School of Drama will present The Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival Tour Friday through Sunday, Feb.2-4, at the University of Oklahoma. The event showcases three works that serve Mosaic Theater Company’s mission of “making transformational, socially relevant art [by] producing plays by authors on the front lines of conflict zones [to build] a fusion community to address some of the most pressing issues of our times.”

Included in the festival are performances of I Shall Not Hate, adapted by Izzeldin Abuelaish and Shay Pitovsky and performed in the Weitzenhoffer Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Wrestling Jerusalem by Aaron Davidman, screening in Meacham Auditorium of Oklahoma Memorial Union at 3 p.m. Sunday; and Via Dolorosa by David Hare, performed in the Weitzenhoffer Theatre at 3 p.m. Sunday. All three plays explore conflict occurring between Israel and Palestine.

Mosaic Theater Company of DC founding artistic director Ari Roth brings with him to the OU performance Palestinian-Israeli actor Gassan Abbas (I Shall Not Hate), actor and playwright Aaron Davidman (Wrestling Jerusalem) and actor David Bryan Jackson (Via Dolorosa), as well as playwright David Hare (Via Dolorosa), technical and design director Max Doolittle, and projections operator and translator Sivan Atzmon.

Tickets are $20 to the public and $10 for OU faculty, staff and students. Faculty, staff and students also have the option of buying a package with tickets to all three shows for $20 until 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. Single tickets will go on sale an hour ®before every show. Patrons should expect to pay cash for a single ticket to the screening of Wrestling Jerusalem. Call the OU Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101 to reserve your tickets. For accommodations, please call (405) 325-4101.

Schedule:

Friday, February 2 @ 8PM | I SHALL NOT HATE | Post Show Discussion

Saturday, February 3 @ 3PM | WRESTLING JERUSALEM | Post Show Discussion

Saturday, February 3 @ 8PM | I SHALL NOT HATE | Peace Café

Sunday, February 4 @ 3PM | VIA DOLOROSA | Post Show Discussion

The Stage 100 Names Nimax Theatres Number 6 on 2017 Theatre's Power List

OU School of Drama Alum and Regent, A. Max Weitzenhoffer, honored once again as a world-changing force as theatre owner and producer.

Burns and Weitzenhoffer

The Stage 100 is an annual list of theatre's most influential people, and our own A. Max Weitzenhoffer's Nimax ranked at number 6. Read about Nimax's ranking here.

October 25, 2016

Professor Young Awarded 2016 Rothbaum

Director Orr, Professor Young, and Dean Holt

Professor Jon Young has been awarded the 2016 Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential
Professor of Excellence in the Arts at the University of Oklahoma.

Read the full story here.

September 14, 2016

SoD Alumni Wes Aderhold Featured in The Huffington Post

Aderhold is 2016's Entrepreneur to Keep An Eye On

Aderhold

The Huffington Post featured Helmerich School of Drama alumn Wes Aderhold! Read the full article here.

September 9, 2016

SoD Alumni Tiffany Mack Joins Cast of Hap & Leonard

Mack will be joining the cast of Hap & Leonard for the second season!

Tiffany_Mack

Read the story here.  

August 27, 2016

Hemerich School of Drama Named in Top Ten

Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama at the Unviersity of Oklahoma named one of Top 10 Theatre Design and Technology Programs nationwide.

Cast of Charlotte's Web

The Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma is one of the top 10 Bachelor of Fine Arts theatre design and technology programs in the nation, according to OnStage. You can read the article here.

May 19, 2016

SoD Students Perform Charlotte's Web for Local Elementary Schools

Cast of Charlotte's Web

The Third Annual Helmerich Literature Alive production of Charlotte's Web was a smashing success! Over a two week period, students performed for sixteen elementary schools and one senior community.


Directed by Judith Pender
Costumes by Chris Harris
Set by Meghan Buchanan

May 13, 2016

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

The SoD Class of 2016

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and the Helmerich School of Drama would like to congratulate the Class of 2016! We are so excited to see where life takes you!

April 11, 2016

School of Drama Student Receives Letzeiser Gold Medal

Daniels with President Boren

Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama senior Tayler Daniels recieved the prestigious Letzeiser Gold Medal during the University of Oklahoma Spring Campus Awards Ceremony. The Letzeiser Awards are presented annually in memory of the late Alexander Letzeiser as a stimulus of good citizenship and achievement. Up to thirteen outstanding senior men and thirteen outstanding senior women are generally selected for the Letzeiser Honor List. From the Honor Lists, three medals (bronze, silver, and gold) are presented to three men and three women. Congratulations, Tayler! We are so proud of you!

 

March 3, 2016

School of Drama Students Receive Regional Awards

ACTF

Students from the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma won numerous top honors at the recent Region 6 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in San Angelo, Texas.

                    Read the full story here.

Oct. 22, 2015

Dr. Koger Named 2015 Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts

Dr. Koger

Dr. Kae Koger, Associate Professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy, has been named the 2015 Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts.

Read the announcement from Dean Mary Margaret Holt here.

 

Oct. 15, 2015

The Elsie C. Brackett Theatre

Because of her unselfish ways, her appreciation of higher education and her lifelong passion for music, Elsie C. Brackett is a fitting namesake for OU’s performance venue, previously known as the Rupel J. Jones Theatre. Knowing how thrilled Elsie would be to provide an opportunity for young people to develop the craft and skills of the performing arts, her daughter and son-in-law, Susan E. “Betsy” Brackett and Gregg A. Wadley, made a lead gift to renovate the theatre. In recognition of their gift, the theatre will be named to honor Elsie C. Brackett.

Oct. 15, 2015

Betsy Brackett and Gregg Wadley

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts honors Betsy Brackett and Gregg Wadley for their generous lead gift that made these theatre renovations possible in the beautiful Elsie C. Brackett Theatre.

Creating a comfortable and positive theatre experience for the thousands of patrons to the OU Fine Arts has always been a top priority. Thanks to the generosity of longtime OU Fine Arts supporters Betsy Brackett and Gregg Wadley, the Elsie C. Brackett Theatre features many front-of-house renovations and enhancements resulting in a theatre experience that is second to none!

Oct. 15, 2015

Kirkpatrick Foundation Appreciation

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Kirkpatrick Foundation and its awarding of a grant to the College for the purpose of upgrading sound equipment in the Elsie C. Brackett Theatre.

Each year, more than 400 students work on various components of theatre–from stage design and technical support to acting and performing–making the Elsie C. Brackett Theatre not only a remarkable venue for live performances, but also a working classroom for students studying the performing arts. The addition of a center-of-the-house sound booth, made possible by a lead grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, provides these students with the highest quality educational experience using the most recent technology and sound equipment.

Helmerich Drama Students Receive National Honors

OU Drama Students Receive National Honors.
Helmerich School of Drama students (l to r) Kamron McClure, Ethan Hartman, Gabby Reyes, Josh Bonzie, Jake Lozano.

Five University of Oklahoma Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama students were awarded national honors

at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) held in Washington, D.C., April 15-19, 2014.  Hundreds of schools and thousands of students from across the country compete at state and regional festivals

for the right to showcase their work at the national KCACTF held every April at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  
full story here

 

 

Drama celebrates 2014 KCACTF Regional VI Festival Awards

Drama celebrates 2014 KCACTF Regional VI Festival Awards
Helmerich School of Drama faculty and staff take a moment to celebrate their achievements at the KCACTF Region VI Festival - 2014