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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"

Viola Davis talks into a mic as Zendaya and Regina King hold awards

How the 2020 Emmys Honored and Failed the BIPOC Community

October 2, 2020

This year’s Emmys surprisingly suggest that maybe Hollywood won’t drown in a sea of its own white-washing.

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BIPOC Theatre Students Release List of Demands

September 8, 2020

27 Fordham Theatre students of color drafted a list of 10 demands for the betterment of the program.

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.

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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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Speak Up Fordham: The Theatre Department

July 30, 2020

Multiple allegations have arisen against theatre professor Matthew Maguire, in the first of a series sparked by @letstalkaboutitfordham and @blackatfordham posts.

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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.

Mark Blum acts alongside Kate Burton in a 2007 production of “The Cherry Orchard” with Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, one of many shows in Blum’s storied career.

Mark Blum, Former Fordham Professor, Dies From Coronavirus

April 1, 2020

Fordham Theatre alumni and faculty reflect on the stage and screen actor, who died March 26 at 69 years old.

Throughout the rehearsal process, the actors developed a sense of community similar to that embodied  by the play's characters.

‘Airline Highway’ Readies for Takeoff

February 19, 2020

Fordham Theatre’s first mainstage production of the Spring 2020 semester, “Airline Highway,” is a raucous celebration of life and community in New Orleans, opening on Feb. 20.