‘Theatre & Dance’ Category

Whodunit? Gustavus Theatre Puts on Murder Mystery Radio Show

While the “Golden Age” of radio may be long past, the Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College is bringing radio performance back in its fall show, The Murder Mystery Hour: A Double Bill of Radio Thrillers. This audio-based production streams online November 13 and 15. “When we were choosing what we were […]

Touch in a Pandemic: Gustavus Alum Performs in TEDxMinneapolis

Patrick Jeffrey '10 is performing in the Black Label Movement's piece "How Do We Touch, When Touch is Gone?" Gustavus Dance Alumnus Patrick Jeffrey ’10 is part of the company of dancers from the Black Label Movement performing in the virtual TEDxMinneapolis event “Adaptation” on October 23. The piece, How Do We Touch, When Touch […]

The Arts at Nobel Conference 56

The move of Nobel Conference 56: Cancer in the Age of Biotechnology to an online format has opened the door to a new level of creativity from fine arts students involved with the conference.  While preparations for this year’s conference began well before COVID-19 hit, they continued to evolve right up until the performances were […]

Harnessing innovation to create dance during COVID

Dancers rehearse a site-specific piece choreographed by McKayla Murphy '16. The performance opens Thursday. These days it’s a rare opportunity to see dance live, in person, and safely in Minneapolis. Thanks to the creativity of a Gustavus professor, the choreography of several alums, and a $10,000 grant, this weekend it’s possible. Inbox@Artbox opens at 7:30 […]

Gustavus Theatre and Dance Embraces Online Theatre With 48-Hour Theatre Project

Emily Haugen ’23 (left) and AnnJelique Dunham ’24 (right) play the couple in “The White Noise,” directed and written by Miranda Johnsen ’21 for the 48-Hour Theatre Project. Over the weekend the Department of Theatre & Dance at Gustavus Adolphus College presented its “48-Hour Virtual Theatre Project.” Student directors Sam Peters ’23 and Miranda Johnsen […]

Gift provides new seating in Anderson Theatre

The Evelyn Anderson Theatre got a major upgrade this summer: brand new seats. A $20,000 gift from Marion Myrland Johnson x’51 and John Johnson made the purchase possible. The previous seats were the originals installed when the theatre was built in the 1970’s nearly a half century ago. Now thanks to the Johnsons, along with […]

Grant provides opportunities for collaborative student research in the arts

Sara Cronk '22 (left) and Lauren Buss '23 (right) are working on summer research in theatre and music thanks to the Robert and Cindy Peterson Summer Research Fellowship. Sara Cronk ’22 had decided on a chemistry major as a first year student at Gustavus. As part of her financial aid package, she was granted a […]

“The Mother Courage Project” brings innovation and creativity to the stage

The three-inch model of the set created by Nicole Meyer '20, complete with propaganda posters and figurines of the actors. Everything about this year’s Gustavus Adolphus College Department of Theatre and Dance production of Bertolt Brecht’s war-time play Mother Courage is a little unorthodox: 10 directors, a three-inch scale model of the set, and original […]

Senior Spotlight: Annie Carlson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Annie Carlson is from Savage, Minnesota. She is a dance and communication studies major with a film and media studies minor. After graduation, she plans to start her career and find opportunities for dance in her future. Associate Professor […]

Senior Spotlight: Amelia Untiedt

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Amelia Untiedt is a dance and sociology/anthropology major from Stillwater, Minn. She plans on finding a job after graduation. Associate Professor of Dance Melissa Rolnick had the opportunity to instruct Amelia throughout her four years at Gustavus. “Amelia burst […]