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Whimsy, comedy and a powerful message about the importance of understanding emotion are at the core of “ The Snow ,” an upcoming School of Film, Dance and Theatre production that opens Feb. 14 at...
Palm trees, film sets, movies screenings: They're the makings of Hollywood dreams — only this scene is set at Arizona State University, where future filmmakers are mastering their craft. Los...
The 60 people sitting in an Arizona State University conference room in January 2017 had virtually nothing in common. There were theater majors and scientists; sophomores and school deans; local...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . By the time Maricruz Santoyo arrived at Arizona State University, she knew she had a story to tell. As a DACA (...
What does a comedy performance look like when the cast and crew are all women? "Funny for a Girl" is a live comedy show created, produced and performed by ASU film and theater students....
Urban Sol, a cr oss-institute initiative in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, shines a light on street arts culture with DJs, MCs, aeroSOUL artists and dancers...

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This semester a group of art students and a group of film students in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will get the chance to learn from film and television...
The Sundance Film Festival announced its selection of films for 2019, and one of the feature films includes a screenwriting credit for Greg Bernstein, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance...
Thirty-seven senior leaders from more than two dozen universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of California at Merced, have...
Micha Espinosa, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, was selected as the 2018 Alberto Álvaro Ríos Sangre de Arte Award recipient. The ASU Chicano/...
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Jeff McMahon, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, presented an evening of his recent monologues at the Dixon Place Lounge in New York City July 12. The evening included...
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When Karen Schupp left the world of dance competition, she thought she left the costumes behind too. But with her new project, she’s not only donning costumes again, she’s also revisiting her...

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Nicole Curry, a graduate dance student in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, recently won a video contest for the International Association for the Study of the Commons. As part of its virtual...
Danica Rosengren, a third-year MFA student studying theatre for youth in the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre, was named the International Performing Arts for Youth’s 2019 Colleen Porter...
Two Theatre for Youth students in the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre were accepted as artists-in-residence at the Barn Arts Collective in Maine, where they spent a week in a small barn...
From the Phoenix Symphony to Arizona Opera, local arts organizations offer musical theater students at Arizona State University not only a glimpse into their potential future careers but a chance to...
Young Nae Choi, a second year MFA candidate in the theater for youth program at the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has been awarded the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Mayra Causor discovered her love of dance in high school, and after she earns her degree in...

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The Oaxaca FilmFest international film festival in Mexico has featured the work of Guillermo Del Toro , Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese . And now Martín González, who graduated with a degree in film...
The Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded grants to 31 artists throughout the state, including two faculty members and six alumni from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design...
Two Arizona State University dance alumni will perform their work at a one-night-only performance in August 2019 as part of the Inside/Out series at Jacob’s Pillow. For the fourth consecutive year,...
Marvin González De León, who received his MFA in dramatic writing from the School of FIlm, Dance and Theatre in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was recently awarded a 2018-19...
Innovation at Arizona State University often comes in the form of research, business ideas and technology. In the case of ASU alumna Amanda Prahl, however, innovation came in the form of literature,...