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Article "Sometimes it's a matter of degree"/"University theater plays to more than campus"

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Article "Sometimes it's a matter of degree"/"University theater plays to more than campus"

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This is an article found in the September 6, 1993 copy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Theatre/Dance section. Two pages--one full article--was found on J1 and J6. J1 explores the pros and cons with the development of university theatre departments across the country and specifically in Richmond. Continuing onto J6, this article discusses the thoughts of directors from Richmond area universities (Richard L. Newdick from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Jack Welsh from the University of Richmond (UR) and William H. Owens from Virginia Union University (VUU) about bringing “outside” actors in to do shows with students and also their thoughts on whether or not students should be allowed to participate in “outside”, non-university shows. While Newdick and Welsh both shared statements about tending to lean towards not bringing in “outside talent” and did so only when they could not cast based on the student pool, Owens liked the idea of bringing in “professionals and semi professionals who can be role models” to students. This article also contains conversation about “marketability” and ticket sales at each institution. Lastly, the revival of the VUU players (Virginia Union University’s “drama program and theatrical producing organization) is mentioned.

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Proctor, Roy. ""Sometimes it's a matter of degree"/"University theater plays to more than campus." The Richmond Times-Dispatch, 26 September 1993, RG 26.8.1 University Players Folder 2, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1993-09-26

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English

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RTD26.8.1.2-19930926.pdf

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Richmond (Va).

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Proctor, Roy, “Article "Sometimes it's a matter of degree"/"University theater plays to more than campus",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 25, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2328.