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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,...
Arizona State University is widening the lens for film education in Southern California. In collaboration with Film2Future, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to educating underserved youth in...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Rachelle Dart has been a theater artist her entire life. “Ever since I was little, I was a performer,” said Dart,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . Everyone thought Marylyn Aguilar would pursue a career in singing, but it took an essay and some tears for her to...
Arizona State University alumnus Nick Cartell is returning to the ASU Gammage stage May 15-20 in his dream role: Jean Valjean in the Broadway touring company of “ Les Misérables.” Cartell, who grew...
A fellow at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is gathering people in the Latinx dance community to forge bonds and consider a closer collaboration. “Dance in the Desert” is a three-day...

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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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Joseph Fortunato presented a first-place research paper titled "Bombs Away? Revisiting the ‘Failure’ of Spielberg's 1941" at the annual BEA convention in Las Vegas. He also served on a...
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The Interdisciplinary Research Cluster “Embodied Cognition in Performance” at ASU’s Institute for Humanities Research, led by Bonnie Eckard, a professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, and...
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Gitta Honegger, professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, played an integral role in the world premiere reading of the latest play by Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek . Jelinek’s new work...

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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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