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Artist Kathrine Watts shows communication professor Lisa Verkamp an installation piece as part of her latest exhibition -rhiza Oct. 21, 2021. -rhiza is on display in the McCutchan Art Center from now until Dec. 10.

Alumna talks trash and makes mushrooms sing in latest art show

Josh Meredith, Chief photo editor November 4, 2021

  University alumna Katherine Watts spoke in the Performance Center Oct. 21, 2021, on her traveling art show “-rhiza,” an exhibition on the relationship between nature and humans.  “-riza”...

Students perform The Mad Ones as part of USI Theatres Fall 2021 productions.  Samantha Brown (Evelyn Pigman) and Kelly (Clare McGregor) sing about their future in front of Sams mom Beverley (Grace Koltz) and Sams Boyfriend Adam (Nate Jenkins).

Theater students nail live performance comeback with “The Mad Ones”

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

On a dimly lit stage, Samantha Brown (Evelyn Pigman) sorrowfully sings out, “Can you do something as simple as not knowing where you’re going? What does it feel like?” Such is the theme of “The...

The cast of Brighton Beach Memoirs rehearses a scene with Equity Actors Laurie Dawn and Buzz Roddy.

USI Theatre cancels remainder of season

Emma Corry, Features Editor March 12, 2020

The USI Theatre Department’s upcoming productions of “Eclipsed” and “Little Shop of Horrors” have been canceled. Elliot Wasserman, chair of the performing arts department, confirmed to The...

Local band “Tapestry” comes to campus

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer January 21, 2020

USI College of Liberal Arts hosts Evansville band, Tapestry on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Center and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the USI Foundation through generous donations....

Award-winning Hollywood Actress Comes to USI

Award-winning Hollywood Actress Comes to USI

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer November 19, 2019

The Performing Arts Department and the College of Liberal Arts will be welcoming award-winning actress Rutina Wesley to Evansville for the 2019 Community of Scholars Lecture.  The lecture will be held...

Easton Crisp, a sophomore theatre major, and Jada Hampton, a senior theatre major, rehearse a scene.

Play to combine steampunk with classic Shakespeare comedy

Emma Corry, Features Editor November 5, 2019

Easton Crisp wears heelys when he plays Puck for the upcoming USI Theatre production of William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  The sophomore theatre major had never worn heelys before...

Setbacks delay revolving door removal

Setbacks delay revolving door removal

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor September 24, 2019

The revolving door in the Performance Center has been out of commission since 2016. Director of Facility Operations and Planning James Wolfe said they are working with an engineer to design a new entrance...

Colin Culliver, Richard Price and Aimee Grace rehearse for “Arcadia,” Tuesday night which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18-20.

Sex, math and philosophy

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer February 10, 2016
The only thing that prevents mathematics and predictability from working is sex. This phrase taken from the upcoming USI Theatre production of “Arcadia” is the “truest thing anyone can say,” said Elliot Wasserman, the play’s director.

An all-American charity

Megan Thorne, Features Editor December 2, 2015
Toby Keith and Albert Pujols attend Don Mattingly's fundraiser event Thursday a the USI Performance Center.

One-man show for piano inauguration

Nick Leighty September 15, 2015

The university will be hosting two free performances of Philip Hayes Dean’s one-man show, Robeson, Sept. 22 and 23. The shows serve as a formal inauguration of a Steinway Concert Grand Piano custom-made...

Theatre season include three plays, one musical

Gabi Wy August 19, 2015

The university’s theatre program posted the four productions lined up for the 2015-2016 season on their website. Oct. 15-18 USI Theatre will present “Grapes of Wrath,” a play by Frank Galati...

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