Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…

An article by Katie Branca in The Collegian announces University Players’ first annual haunted house in Cousins Studio Theatre, led by sophomores Alex Turner and Mary Clohan. The theme was insane asylum, largely due to the fact that it could be…

The University Players’ new production is “A Doll’s House”, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The show will star sophomore Chauntee Schuler as Nora and freshman Steve Travers as Torvald, Nora’s husband. Interviews of the cast…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch sent Christine Darg to review the University Players' pending production of "Romeo and Juliet" and their choice to place the story in a "Great Gatsby"-era setting. Director William Lockey decided to reorient the familial…

This newspaper article from the March 28, 1983 issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch discusses the unique set design of the University Players' production of Waiting for Godot. The director John Countryman and set designer Maury Hancock, a UR senior,…

An article by Erin Foellmer in The Collegian announces "New Faces," an annual student-produced showcase comprised of short plays that features freshmen and other students that have not yet appeared in one of the Theatre department’s main stage…

This newspaper article from the Jan 26, 1984 issue of the Collegian describes the controversial reception of the University Players' November 1983 production of Shadow Box. According to the article, the theatre department and the office of the…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…

This is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman to John Welsh, showing appreciation and commending him for directing the play Conquest of My Brother that was produced the previous week. In the letter, he expressed how he brought off-campus guests and was very…

In this piece, Bari Jean Hobbs reviews the documentary drama In White America by Martin Duberman. Hobbs mentions how the drama, which dealt with the “negro in America” had not been presented in two years and the production set in Keller Hall had…
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