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The cast of New Harmony Theatres production of The Full Monty practices their dance moves Wednesday at the Performance Center. Photo by Megan Thorne/The Shield

‘Fiscal responsibility’ factored into theatre shutdown

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor February 4, 2020

It has been three months since the university has announced that they discontinued the New Harmony Theatre program and people are trying to move past the decision. Elliot Wasserman, chair of the performing...

Theater needs more attention, appreciation

Theater needs more attention, appreciation

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer February 4, 2020

Growing up, my family instilled a passion and love of theater into me.  One of the first musicals I saw as a child was “Rent,” a musical about a group of impoverished young artists struggling to...

The cast of New Harmony Theatres production of The Full Monty practices their dance moves Wednesday at the Performance Center. Photo by Megan Thorne/The Shield

Students react to theatre closing

Rhonda Wheeler and Hayden Olberding January 28, 2020

For some, the New Harmony Theatre was more than just a thespian experience. It was an educational experience, an opportunity for professional growth and a step into a new world of theatre. With...

Community mourns inspirational student, playwright

Community mourns ‘inspirational’ student, playwright

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler January 26, 2020

Andrea Morgan Dale was always excited for the next project. She planned ahead and found ways to encourage and include her peers in her projects. “She was an impeccable student,” said Maya Fein,...

The cast of New Harmony Theatres production of The Full Monty practices their dance moves Wednesday at the Performance Center. Photo by Megan Thorne/The Shield

USI discontinues New Harmony Theatre program

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief November 26, 2019

The university is ending the New Harmony Theatre program after 32 years.  A statement from the university said dwindling audiences and reduced charitable giving has put the program in a deficit....

Bryan Vickery, who plays Henry Higgins, sips tea during rehearsal for Pygmalion Saturday evening.

‘Pygmalion’ great social commentary, mediocre love story

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor February 19, 2019

Once upon a time, I went to see a five-act play condensed into two, and so begins our story. “Pygmalion” was craftily done. From costume, to set, to the slightest mannerisms of each character,...

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Play to challenge societal stereotypes

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor February 12, 2019

The Shield interviewed Otto Mullins, a junior theatre arts performance major, about the upcoming production of “Pygmalion,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and at 2 p.m Feb. 17. The...

The Board of Trustees approved the sale of the former USI scene shop and costume shop at its meeting April 27. The deed to the land will now go to Indiana Governor Eric Holcombs desk for his signature over to the buyer of the property.

Trustees approve sale of old theatre properties

Riley Guerzini, News Editor April 27, 2018

The university Board of Trustees approved the sale of the former USI Theatre scene shop and costume shop at it's meeting April 27. The property located at 96 North Barker Avenue in Evansville will...

Bids for the old theatre property on Iglehart Ave. will close April 19. The university has owned the property since they purchased it from the Evansville Catholic Diocese in 1970.

Old theatre properties to be auctioned off

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager March 23, 2018

The aged walls of the former Indiana State University - Evansville Playhouse on the westside of the city quietly blended in the with the backdrop of homes straddling Iglehart Avenue. The Playhouse...

What goes around comes around

What goes around comes around

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager February 16, 2018

The revolving door in the Performance Center does not perform. The university has no clear timeline as to when it will be fixed after remaining inoperable for over a month. Construction Project...

Junior philosophy and theatre major Andrea Morgan Doyle reads lines for one of the plays presented by the STAGEtwo Playwriting Workshop participants and community actors. Dale wrote a play that her fellow students performed at the event Friday evening.

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief August 5, 2017

When Andrea Morgan Dale heard her professor speak about Plato's “Symposium” and the philosophy of love last fall, she knew she had to write about it. "My play, 'The Philosophy of Love,' is about...

Clifton Jett, president of the Black Student Union introduces Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Freshman overcomes adversity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor February 9, 2017

Immediately after high school graduation, Clifton Jett’s mother sat down with her son and asked if he wanted to pursue college. “I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the second grade and...

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