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SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

SOTA first-year show shows students’ potential

Emily Broyles, Reporter

December 7, 2019

The School of the Arts’ annual first-year show is here again, where new theatre students come together to dazzle attendees with a show only they perform in.

Newest Henry play addresses prejudice against disabled individuals

Newest Henry play addresses prejudice against disabled individuals

Haley Millay, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Henry Konstantinow Theatre’s adaptation of “Tribes” sheds light on the lives of those living with a disability and the prejudice that people in disabled communities can face, sometimes even from their own families.

SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

SOTA festival puts on a show in ten minutes or less

Gabriel Barnett, Contributor

November 13, 2019

A lot can happen in ten minutes—you could get a chore done, have a nice conversation with a friend, or even finish that assignment you’ve been putting off right before class. But what about putting on a whole show? Sixteen talented students from this year’s Directing I class did just that in the 11th annual Ten Minute Play Festival, organized by Lecturer of Performance Brian Robertson.

Keyboard Plus Festival draws in musicians young and old

Keyboard Plus Festival draws in musicians young and old

Megan Bechtold, Reporter

November 3, 2019

NKU’s Keyboard Plus Festival brought pianists from ages five to 50 to the stage in Greaves Concert Hall on Saturday.

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

New pre-art therapy track in arts majors

Elena Ferguson, Writer

October 30, 2019

The first time Emily Karrick walked into a counseling office, she felt uneasy. The sessions were emotionally draining and difficult. Karrick, senior in the pre-art therapy track at NKU, started going to counseling when she was 14. “When I ‘graduated’ from therapy, I was happy to not have to go back eve...

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 21, 2019

The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

BLINK festival encourages collaboration between students, faculty, alumni

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

October 2, 2019

BLINK, a free, light-based art festival, is easily the biggest event in Cincinnati. The inaugural BLINK in 2017 drew more than a million people to the Queen City—almost 400,000 more than Oktoberfest Zinzinnati. After the roaring success of the festival’s first year, Brad McCombs, associate professor of art and music program head, knew that NKU’s School of the Arts had to get involved somehow.

Disney classic ‘Freaky Friday’ graces SOTA stage

Disney classic ‘Freaky Friday’ graces SOTA stage

Raven McNeal, Reporter

September 26, 2019

“Freaky Friday,” a 2003 film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan about a mother and daughter whose bodies are magically switched, is a memorable Disney live-action film of the current generation’s earlier years. Now, NKU’s School of the Arts will be one of the first programs in the region to perform the new musical adaptation.

‘Children’s Hour’ to debut in Henry Konstantinow Theatre

‘Children’s Hour’ to debut in Henry Konstantinow Theatre

Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2019

For acting BFA senior and stage director Mikinley Grace, being a part of the Henry Konstantinow Theatre’s latest production, “Children’s Hour,” is a passion project. “It’s an enjoyable experience because there are people who want to make art, just to make art,” Grace said. “We’re not ge...

Newest SOTA play details first African-American theatre company

Newest SOTA play details first African-American theatre company

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2019

Forty years before the Civil War in New York City, William Henry Brown made the controversial decision to have his African-American theatre company put on a performance of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at the same time as the rival Park Theatre. Opening on Sept. 26, the School of the Arts’ theatre department will be performing “The African Company Presents Richard III,” a dramatization of this historical event.

‘Equus’ looks to shock, scare audiences

‘Equus’ looks to shock, scare audiences

Haley Millay, Writer

September 25, 2019

NKU’s Henry Konstantinow Theatre in the School of the Arts has put on a number of outrageous and shocking student-directed productions, and “Equus” is no exception. 

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

Emily Broyles, Contributor

September 20, 2019

In the School of the Arts’ newest gallery, “Homecoming”, Hollis Hammonds imbues her past in her art, telling the story of her upbringing in Independence, KY. Hammonds, a 1998 NKU graduate and current Chair of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University, wanted to highlight the shared American experience to hold onto objects and how the things we keep resonates meaning in others. 

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