Hope you all had a great summer break. You'll find Drama & Dance Department info here!
All students who will be auditioning next week for the department's fall productions must fill out the attached audition sheet and bring SEVEN copies to the audition. Click here for the Audition Sheet
Auditions for the Drama Department's fall productions will be held on April 21, 22 and 23, with call-backs on April 26 and 27.
Sign up sheets are posted on the call board outside of Lowe 106.
Callback schedule will be:
Saturday 3pm-7pm: Motherf**ker with the Hat Sunday 10-2: Bat Boy Sunday 2-6: Burial at Thebes
A one min contemporary, comedic monologue.
A one-minute poem or poetry selection that is constructed and presented as a dramatic monologue.
MUSICAL AUDITION: Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song. Songs should either be comedic, or switched up to make it funny. Be creative.
Proctors are needed for auditions next week. There is a sign-up sheet in the office.
Please do not sign up for a time in which you are auditioning.
VOLUNTEER ACTORS NEEDED!
For Royston Coppenger’s Directing class (DR190) to appear in student-directed scenes. Each scene will be rehearsed outside of class and presented in-class twice. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 – 5:20 in the Spiegel theater. In order to volunteer you MUST be consistently available during this time.
This is a great way to practice your craft and get to know your fellow Drama and RTVF students. To put yourself on the list of volunteers, please send your name and email address/phone to Royston Coppenger either at his Hofstra email or in his Drama mailbox. Students in the class will contact you depending on their needs.
We need volunteer ushers for the on-campus performances of Something Wicked, chaperones for the High-School Shakespeare Days and greeters for incoming activity grant auditions. All volunteer opportunities are for activity grant credit.
Something Wicked ushers needed for:
1pm - 3pm Saturday March 8th (Monroe)
7pm - 9pm Monday March 10th (Spiegel)
7pm - 9pm Thursday March 13th (Spiegel)
High-School Shakespeare Day Chaperones (meal voucher included!):
8:30 am - 5pm Thursday March 13th
8:30 am - 5pm Friday March 14th
Activity Grant Auditions:
8:30am -12:30pm Saturday March 15th
12:30pm - 4pm Saturday March 15th.
Please sign up for all events in the drama office.
Hello, My name is Merle O'Neal and i'm a senior TV Prod/ Business Major here at Hofstra. I am so excited to be writing and directing my own web series this semester for RTVF 165, I want it to have the same feel as Orange is the New Black... Anyone is welcome to audition! just call/ email/ text me or facebook message me if you so desire :)
Since it is going to be online it is wonderful exposure you can add it to your acting resume or send links to your parents when it is finished!
I'm only doing the first three episodes this semester so I only included those ones, I've also attached them in pdf form below in case you can't see it embedded. We're aiming to film around February 16th so let me know ASAP
I am George Carrillo, film student in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication. I was referred to this email to post something I would like to have given to the School of Drama. On Friday March 7th to Sunday the 9th I will b filming my senior thesis film. For it, I require a skilled make-up artist, especially one who can do well with graphic nature. If any more info is needed, I'm more than willing to answer. I can be reached at GCARRI2@pride.hofstra.edu and at (917) 562-6605. Thank you so much.
Welcome back everyone!
A few updates you should know about on Poowabah:
Spring Advisor Lists
Drama 55 Assignments & Calendar
Added a few internship listings on the Off-Campus page
Happy New Year! The semester begins on Monday January 27th, 2014. Look for more info and posts as we get closer.
Finishing up finals and getting ready to take some time off. Wishing all of you a terrific holiday season!
I need some volunteers for call backs this weekend:
I will need two volunteers for each time;
Saturday 11/16/13 -
From 6:45 - 10:00
Sunday 11/17/13 -
Please come into the office today (11/15) to sign up.
I need volunteers for the dance concert run crew. Tech is this weekend and it runs through Nov 24th. You will get credit for 55 in another semester (it is too late for this semester). You must be available for every date.
Please email me ASAP if you are interested.
David M. Henderson, Chair
Department of Drama and Dance
To all students of the Department of Drama and Dance:
Professor Pei-Chi Su is being considered for Tenure this year, and as part of that process the Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee would like to invite responses from current students who have experienced Pei-Chi Su as a teacher, designer or advisor.
Tenure is a very important stage in the career of every teacher. Receiving tenure means that Professor Su can continue to be a vital part of the Drama and Dance Department as we move forward into the future. Your feedback is an imperative part of this extremely rigorous process.
The Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 13 at 4:00 in the Conference Room in Emily Lowe Hall. At that meeting you will be able to share your feedback, privately or as a group, regarding Professor Su’s candidacy with members of her Tenure Committee.
If you would prefer to respond in writing please submit letters to me in hard copy (electronic submissions cannot be accepted) c/o Department of Drama and Dance, Emily Lowe Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 11549.
If you have any questions regarding this process please contact me at royston.p.coppenger@[nospam]hofstra.edu (remove [nospam] to email) or by calling my office at (516) 463-6540. Thank you for your participation.
Dr. Royston Coppenger
Chair, Ad-Hoc Tenure Committee for Drama and Dance
Audition sign-up sheets are up!
If you are applying for the B.F.A. performance, you must sign up for a time between 6:20pm and 8:20 pm on Monday. All B.F.A. - Performance applicants must attend the warm up at 6pm.
If you are not applying for the B.F.A., please do not sign up before 8:20 on Monday.
David M. Henderson, Chair
Department of Drama and Dance
I need four people for each night to proctor auditions.
There is a sign up sheet in the office for each day.
If you can there are two time slots 5:30-8:30 and 8:00-10:00 for each night and I will need two people for each time slot.
Auditions for the spring department drama productions will take place from 6pm - 10pm, November 11, 12, 13. Lowe 106.
Callbacks will be held the weekend of Nov. 16-17.
Department main-stage productions for the spring:
Comedy of Errors
Something Wicked : A One Hour Macbeth
Don Juan Comes Back From The War
Student rep directors will also be present at the auditions.
Two one-minute contrasting pieces:
One comic Shakespeare selection. For women, if possible, something with rhyming couplets. (Please do not use Moliere as an option.)
One dramatic selection from the Modern period, approximately 1870 – 1940. Some suggested authors include Brecht, Strindberg, Wedekind, O'Neill; something that has some structure and a hard emotional edge.
For Royston Coppenger’s Directing class (DR190) to appear in student-directed scenes. Each scene will be rehearsed outside of class and presented in-class twice. The class meets Tuesday and Thursday 11:10 – 12:35 in the Spiegel theater. In order to volunteer you MUST be consistently available during this time.
This is a great way to practice your craft and get to know your fellow Drama and RTVF students. To put yourself on the list of volunteers, please email your contact info to royston.p.coppenger@[nospam]hofstra.edu. (remove the [nospam] to email) If you have any questions you can call me at extension 3-6540.
Any questions OR WANT TO BE A HEAD TEACHER?
Contact Anita Feldman
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