Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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 review, written by Frank Howarth, is of the 1973 Virginia Museum Theatre's production of Arthur Kopit's "Indians." Howarth describes that the play shows "the ways of national amnesia a painful view of the reservating of the American Indian," as…

This article from The Richmond Times-Dispatch was published on March 23, 1949 and describes the use of an arena stage for the production of "John Loves Mary" directed by Professor Alton Williams. The author explains that an arena-style stage is one…

An article by Dan Petty in The Collegian announces a student-led production entitled “Rewind” that showcases four dance pieces and four theater pieces. A variety of genres and types of performance are represented, tied together by the common…

In response to a racially charged protest of the production of “The Meeting,” Theatre and Dance Department Chair Walter Schoen claims that the Modlin Center for the arts is a “safe haven” for students to express themselves artistically and…

An article by Sharon Tully in The Collegian announces two comedies that will be performed at the University of Richmond during the spring semester of 2009. One is the dark comedy “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, and will be produced by…

This is a program from the University Player’s production of “Oedipus the King”, written by Sophocles and translated by David Grene. The cast incorporated actors, a chorus, dancers, and members of the University Brass ensemble. The play was…

This is the inside of a program for Westhampton College's performance of “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare on Thursday, November 17, 1927 at 8:15 P.M. The play was directed by Miss Emily Brown. The cast included nineteen actors and…
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