One Show in One Day

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The creation of a full-fledged production can range from weeks to years for professionals. Managing to make one in a 24-hour time period isn’t necessarily what anyone would call an easy feat. It’s long and strenuous 24 straight hours where naps don’t really accomplish much more than making you cranky when waking up after only […]

A Introvert’s Midterm Report

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We’re past the midway point of the semester. While I enjoy my much needed week long vacation, I must reflect on the progress I have made so far this semester and look forward to where I will go in the second half of this semester. In my previous entries, I looked at my experiences doing […]

Gannon Student Receives Irish Government Scholarship to Study Abroad

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Senior Jenna Sulecki not only received a Government of Ireland Scholarship and living stipend to spend the academic year at partner institution Mary Immaculate College, but she is also directing their musical this semester! We are so impressed with and proud of all of Jenna’s accomplishments! We will be catching up with her in Ireland in a […]

Quiz! Which White Snake Character Are You?

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“The White Snake” opens at GU’s Schuster Theatre next week. Prep for the show and find out: Which White Snake Character Are You? BONUS: learn more about the show — and about the Gannon University Schuster Theatre — by visiting them online and on Facebook!

From my experience: Michael’s audition tips

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Every summer through middle and high school I participated in the Saltworks Theater camp. At Saltworks, they had an audition and monologues class where they showed me some audition tips I kept with me. After auditioning for more shows and performing, I  have developed my own guide for auditions. Keep practicing those monologues and songs […]

School of education hosts Harry Potter learning carnival

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Gannon’s chapter of the international education education honor society Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) held a Harry Potter themed learning carnival last semester for children in the boys and girls club. This event is part of literacy alive, KDP’s service initiative that promotes literacy in the chapter’s community. As a KDP member, I was more than […]
Borrowed some Tony Awards from my internship at New York Theatre Workshop

From GU to NYC; Still Gannon Family

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What’s your full name, hometown, undergrad major and graduate studies program? Hi – I’m Sarah Sgro and I’m from Pittsburgh, PA. At GU, I earned my undergraduate degrees in French/ International Business before going on to graduate school earning my degree in Performing Arts Administration at NYU Steinhardt. What first drew you to Gannon? Gannon was actually the […]

My life as a Roman Emperor

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In this week’s edition of REDACTED, I talk about a time I was (read as: performed as) a Roman Emperor and the real-life application of Laban movement in everyday life! Acting has a lot of basis in real life, and application in a variety of industries. And yes, this photo is of me as Tiberius: […]

From Teacher to Director

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This semester, I crossed two artistic achievements off my bucket list. I wrote an original play and saw it performed, and I directed my second show. While I have been fascinated with playwriting since attending theatre workshops in high school, I have always been interested in directing. I guess you can say I have been […]

Nostalgia from the stage

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High school theater season is getting ready to kick off in Pittsburgh. Shows usually begin to appear late this month and wrap up by late May. Being a four-year participant in my high school’s shows, I always began feeling more excited as February rolled around, because that meant we were almost ready to perform. Right […]