Announced at the June 24 reveal, UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff will have center stage in the Weidner with main-stage performances of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” November 19-20. UWGB Music and Theatre programs are highlighted exclusively in a two-page spread in the Weidner’s 2015-16 season guide.
The lineup is set for the UW-Green Bay 50th Anniversary “Last Lecture Series” for the 2015-16 academic year. Each presentation is a Wednesday event beginning at 7 p.m. in the Union’s Christie Theatre.
The lineup of distinguished faculty lecturers:
• Sept. 23 — Derek Jeffreys, Professor, Humanistic Studies, “The Mystery of the Person: Teaching Philosophy and Religion in a Maximum-Security Prison”
• Oct. 21 — Jeff Entwistle, Professor, Theatre and Dance, “We All Need Theatre in Our Lives and in Our Future”
• Nov. 18 — Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Associate Professor, Nursing, “E-Learning: The Train has Left the Station”
• Feb. 17 — Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies, “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
• March 23 — Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
• April 13 — Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science, “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit”
The UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance program closes the run of the world-premiere play “The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway” with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (May 1 and 2) in the University Theatre. The unique set places audiences on stage to enjoy the new comedy/drama by New York playwright Peter Ullian.
“The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway,” a brand-new play by New York playwright Peter Ullian, will enjoy its premiere performance Friday night, April 24, at UW-Green Bay. The five-show run also includes performances Saturday, April 25, and Thursday through Saturday, April 30-May 2, with curtain time 7:30 each night in the University Theatre. Ullian’s play, completed during his residency this semester with the Theatre and Dance program, is described as a comedy-drama about identity and the nature of love. It tells the story of a group of college friends who gather for a Fourth of July weekend at a secluded lake house. For details on the show.
In writing and directing “The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway,” visiting artist Peter Ullian is celebrating his collaboration with UW-Green Bay students and faculty on finishing a script he had started previously. “The student actors were essential to the development of the play,” Ullian says, adding that he wanted to write a play with characters approximately the same age as the student actors at UW-Green Bay. He resisted the temptation to set the action in his own college years — although one character does have sort of a 1980s sensibility — and instead chose a voice closer to the millennial-generation students who will give “Pawtuckaway” its first fully staged performance. Ullian’s residency was made possible by the Forward Phoenix Play Project supported through private donations by the First Nighters theatre support organization.
Music Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston led a travel course March 13-22 titled “VOCALISSIMO: Tones of Florence.” Nine singers presented a concert of American music theater and opera arias on Thursday, March 19, at the Duomo Auditorium, a performing venue built by the DelBianco Foundation. The performers included two UWGB alumni, Kerry Kuplic, assistant professor at Dodge City Community College, Kansas and three of his students, and Tessa Wegenke, Minn., as well three UWGB Theater and Music students. Meredith Livingston has taken more than 100 students to Florence, Italy over the years. The DelBianco Foundation sets up a fantastic program for the group that includes Italian classes in the morning, afternoon museum visits and the performance.
DanceWorks is the upcoming main stage concert of dance from UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance. Get your tickets now for this high-energy show, Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth in advance and $10 and $7 at the door. $5 for UWGB students. For a press release including cast members and ticket prices.
Kick off your shoes, it’s time to boogie… or at least, it’s time to watch some impressive rug cutting! More impressive and accessible than Dancing with the Stars, DanceWorks is the upcoming main stage concert of dance from UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance. This eclectic, high-energy show will take the stage at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall Saturday and Sunday (March 28-29), showcasing the choreography of faculty member and Artistic Director Denise Carlson-Gardner, as well as selected students, and the UW-Green Bay Ballroom Dance Club. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and youth in advance, $10 and $7 at the door, and $5 for UWGB students. Order yours here. For a press release including cast members and more.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance program will present DanceWorks, a concert of faculty and student choreography, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at the University Theatre in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The show will celebrate dance with a diverse medley of styles, showcasing student-choreographed pieces in addition to those choreographed by UW-Green Bay faculty member and DanceWorks Artistic Director Denise Carlson-Gardner. The evening’s performance will include a wide variety of music from Beyonce and Daft Punk to Tchaikovsky and Tony Bennett. The production will include a special performance of “Around the World,” a dance choreographed by the UW-Green Bay Ballroom Dance Club.
Tickets for DanceWorks are $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults; $5 in advance and $7 at the door for senior citizens and individuals under age 18; and $5 for UW-Green Bay students. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts.
DanceWorks cast members are as follows: Lynn Schemm, Azure Hall, Tosha Wagner, Kassie Laylan, Hannah Lewis, Ashley Kalenske, Karlyn Meyer, Vanessa Jordan, Sarah Larson, Colin Lemoine, Parker Baerenwald, Chloe Krueger, Brad McDonald, Rane Cegelski, Katie Wendlandt, Jena Tolksdorf, Tosha Wagner, Nicole Strenski, Cherran Dea Rasmovicz, Tristin St Mary, Stephanie Morales, Zachary Brinkman, Heather Roberts, Matthew Hart, Nataliya Vasilyeva, Samuel Livingston, Amy Vannieuwenhoven, Kim Koth, Taylor Huff and Brook Tupa.
Rising playwright Peter Ullian is in residence at UW-Green Bay, collaborating with Theatre students and faculty on a premiere production of his play, “The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway,” written for the Forward Phoenix Play Project, to be performed in the University Theatre later this spring. Meanwhile, another Ullian play, “Waiting for Marcel,” is one of six commissioned plays that will be performed and streamed live as part of a unique international collaboration on Tuesday (March 10.) The project is called Book Wings South Africa, with sponsorship by the International Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, the Artscape Theatre Centre, the University of Cape Town, the African Arts Institute, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department. Book Wings South Africa is said to bring together the worlds of literature, theatrical performance, and new media. High-definition videoconferencing technologies will allow the audience in Iowa City to see and hear performances held on the Cape Town stage, and the Cape Town audience to see and hear performances held on the Iowa City stage. The performance will be livestreamed.