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‘American Dreams’ Uses Reality TV Tropes to Discuss Political Identity

October 21, 2020

The highly parodic play depicts a world in which the only way to gain U.S. citizenship is by competing in a live online game show run by the government. 

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Fordham Theatre Introduces Intimacy Training

October 18, 2020

Fordham Theatre has introduced intimacy training after students released a set of demands to make the program inclusive and safe.

Zoom screenshot of Men on Boats performance

Inside and Out of Fordham Theatre’s Zoom Production of ‘Men on Boats’

October 14, 2020

The cast and crew of "Men on Boats" created a mainstage production unlike any other to adjust to the new virtual theater scape.

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Sarah Wansley Steers a Cast on Zoom for ‘Men on Boats’

October 8, 2020

Sarah Wansley sat down with the Observer to talk about how she directed Fordham’s first digital mainstage production, "Men on Boats"

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Broadway Star Anthony Ramos’ Quarantine Reflections

September 15, 2020

The Campus Activities Board hosted a Q&A over Zoom with actor Anthony Ramos, who offered valuable insights into his career.

Cast of Airline Highway take a bow from behind

Fordham Theatre Pledges New Diversity Initiatives

August 22, 2020

The Fordham Theatre department pledged new standards to support minority voices in theatre in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.

students standing onstage under a white curtain, with others kneeling

Theatrical Musings: Adjusting to the Hybrid

August 21, 2020

By breaking the binaries of what was thought to be theater, students look towards the silver linings of a socially distant semester.

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Playmaking in a Pandemic: Zoom Theater Competition

July 29, 2020

Cathleen Freedman, FCLC '22, was challenged to write a play in 12 hours for Zoom.

Art of protestors

The Role of Art During a Revolution

July 8, 2020

Art plays a fundamental role in the advancement of a revolution. By supporting BIPOC artists, audiences can do more than just consuming their art.

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Saving the World, One Virtual Show at a Time

May 12, 2020

YouTube livestreaming saved the performance of the studio show “Madeline May Saves the World” after a live performance wasn’t possible.

The Art of Theater-making Through Social Distancing: An Unfinished Story

The Art of Theater-making Through Social Distancing: An Unfinished Story

April 7, 2020

Communicating across time zones has challenged staff and students in the theater department.

Fordham Mainstage Announces 2020-2021 Shows About Purpose, Identity and Determination

Fordham Mainstage Announces 2020-2021 Shows About Purpose, Identity and Determination

April 1, 2020

The 2020-2021 season’s shows will explore questions including “What is our purpose?” “What lies ahead?” and “How am I going to get through this?”