Gannon alumna makes a difference with inner city kids

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Every so often at Edge, we like to catch up with alumni of the university and not only talk about what they’re doing now, but how Gannon helped prepare them for that specific career. This week, I spoke with Kathleen Cahill, a theatre communications major who graduated in 2011, about her decisions as a student […]

Introducing the new School of Communication and the Arts

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Gannon University has announced the creation of the School of Communication and the Arts in the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. The School will co-locate and integrate current and emerging programs in human communication studies, media studies, and the digital and performing arts. Hands-on, co-curricular programs will be joined in the building including […]

The Schuster Theatre sends out a call for dawns

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Fringe Fest Erie presents amazing opportunities for Gannon students and community members to engage in theatre in new and unique ways. This year, the first choral piece ever performed in the festival will take place– and it’s in 12 different languages. “Calling All Dawns” is a song cycle focused around the themes of day, night […]

‘Termination’ tackles serious issue at the Schuster Theatre

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Imagine a world where you needed to apply for a suicide. You would travel to a government owned Suicide Center, fill out stacks of paperwork (similar to filing out mortgages or taxes), and then choose the method in which you would die. Such is a world in Samuel Birntkrant’s one-act play, “The Termination.” “The Termination” […]

Returning alumna comes home for ‘The Good Doctor’

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There’s a certain sense of pride and togetherness that accompanies seeing alumni staying active on campus, and with Nicole Dohoda, there is certainly no exception. Dohoda and her fiancé (whom she met while in Gannon’s theater program), Jared Lossie, are returning to take part in Fringe Fest Erie 2014 in a production entitled “The Good […]

Getting inside the foreign stereotype

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The idea of theatre automatically brings to mind costumes, stages, actors, lights, props, sound and much more. While “Inside the Actor’s Studio: Transitions and Cultural Stereotypes of post 9-11 America” will have many of these elements, they’ll be produced in a way never before seen in Erie theatre, let alone Fringe Fest Erie. “Inside the […]

Climbing to the top with Scooter Thomas

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The friendships that we have often leave lasting marks on our lives. Relationships impact every choice that we make, from major decisions to restaurants that must be avoided. The friendships that we have when we’re young are some that stay with us for the longest amount of time. These are the people you grow up […]

Skinless women hitting the stage

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Fringe Fest Erie – inspired by the original Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland – has brought diverse, new and thought-provoking theatre to Erie for the past three years. This year is no different. Fringe Fest Erie 2014 kicks off with a two-woman show, “Women Without Skin.” Featuring senior theatre and communication arts major Natalie Pertz and […]

Bringing “Melancholy” to the Schuster Theatre

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Featured photo courtesy of Rick Klein. As defined by Webster’s dictionary, a farce is a comic, dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay, and typically includes crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.  Sarah Ruhl’s “The Melancholy Play,” directed by Alaina Manchester, is no exception to this definition. “The Melancholy Play” opens with Tilly (played by Brianna […]