Theater News

Theater Society’s First Production, Some…Noises Off a Great Success

Theater Society’s First Production, Some…Noises Off a Great Success

On March 12th the JCU Theater Society performed their inaugural production, "Some...Noises Off," an adaptation of the acclaimed comedy by Michael Frayn.

Students Take Part in Production of “Hurried Steps” by Dacia Maraini

Students Take Part in Production of “Hurried Steps” by Dacia Maraini

JCU students Riley Callaway and Helena Fitzgerald joined three other student interns from Harvard University in the production of Dacia Maraini's play "Passi affrettati" ('Hurried Steps') last August in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

Professors Schwarten and Connelly Help ‘Teatro di Gioia’ 2013

Professors Schwarten and Connelly Help ‘Teatro di Gioia’ 2013

John Cabot University professors James Schwarten and Daniel Roy Connelly will lend their expertise to the organizers and countless volunteers of this year's edition of the 'Teatro di Gioia'.

Communications Major Jasmine Manari Completes her First Short Film

Communications Major Jasmine Manari Completes her First Short Film

To make her first short film, Jasmine persuaded the offices of the JCU President, the Academic Dean, and Student Services to support her project, and she even got to use a space in Rome's contemporary art museum MACRO.

Featured Professor: Daniel Roy Connelly

Featured Professor: Daniel Roy Connelly

A former British diplomat, Professor Connelly has been an academic since 1999. He has directed theater on three continents and was until 2010 the Artistic Director of Zuloo Theatre in Shanghai, where his production of David Henry Hwang's M Butterfly was forced to close down by the Chinese secret police. He is also a published poet and playright.

JCU’s Theater Group Performs “Grease”

JCU’s Theater Group Performs “Grease”

It was a production that almost didn't happen: When the play's director left unexpectedly about a month before the show's opening, the Spring 2013 production of Grease came dangerously close to a halt.

Professor James Schwarten to Translate Dacia Maraini’s Play Stravaganza

Professor James Schwarten to Translate Dacia Maraini’s Play Stravaganza

JCU Professor James Schwarten has been contacted by the well-known Italian writer to also translate her play Stravaganza.

Bridging the Gap: Marking the 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Bridging the Gap: Marking the 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

October 28, 312 AD marks the date Constantine defeated rival emperor Maxentius near the Milvian Bridge, bringing him one step closer to being the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. JCU's Classical Studies program commemorated this event on May 24-25, 2012 in the form of a conference and guided tours of important Constantinian sites.

JCU Theater Group Gives Rousing Performance of “Welcome to Chicago!”

JCU Theater Group Gives Rousing Performance of “Welcome to Chicago!”

The JCU Theater Group charmed a packed Aula Magna Regina on April 18th with a rousing performance of "Welcome to Chicago." Directed by 2009 JCU alumna Giulia Argentieri, the musical is an adaptation of the 2002 film Chicago directed by Rob Marshall.

New York Times Praises Professor Aaron Carpenè’s Conducting

New York Times Praises Professor Aaron Carpenè’s Conducting

New York Times Praises Professor Aaron Carpenè's Conducting of "Acis and Galatea" at Macao International Music Festival

John Cabot University Drama Club Shines in “Into the Woods”

John Cabot University Drama Club Shines in “Into the Woods”

John Cabot University Drama Club Shines in "Into the Woods"