Written and directed by Kerry O’Quinn, DRAGWORMS, a zombies-on-Harleys adventure, will be filmed next year with Skywalker Sound and Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin. Prior to his role of director, Kerry built a publishing and production business in New York, creating the magazines Starlog, Fangoria, Cinemagic, Future Life and Comics Scene. His is the recipient of the Saturn Service Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror and films.
To learn more about Kerry and his many achievements, before and after attending the university, visit his website.
Simon Jon Provan, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College, has been named the Head of the Performance Studies area. For WLC’s spring season, Simon will direct the Wisconsin premiere of In Spite of Thunder: The Macbeth Project, written by Jim Hancock and UT Department of Theatre and Dance’s Professor Emeritus Suzan L. Zeder. To learn more about the production, visit WLC’s website.
Aside from his recent appointment, Simon has had a very successful year on the stage. He played the role of “Donald” in Milwaukee’s In Tandem Theatre’s production of Apartment 3. The production was very well received. In a review by Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel, the writer noted that Simon’s ”performance ooze[d] decency and integrity. To read the complete review, click here.
To learn more about Simon and his projects, visit his faculty page for Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Kate Cullen Roberts (MFA 2007) recently starred in Colt Coeur’s world premiere production of Everything is Ours, Nikole Beckwith’s play about what happens when two people who have it all get one more thing.
Everything is Ours ran at New York’s HERE Arts Center August 31 - September 21, 2013. The ensemble cast includes Geoffrey Arend ((500) Days of Summer, ABC’s Body of Proof, Garden State), Molly Bernard (USA’s Royal Pains, Pay It Forward), Katya Campbell (The Big Knife, Broadway), Adam Harrington (HIT-LIT, Queens Theater), Genesis Oliver and Rachel Resheff (The Mound Builders, Signature).
Kate is a founding member of Colt Coeuer, an artists’ ensemble, founded in 2010.
Alum Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s new play, “The World of Extreme Happiness,” runs until October 26th at The Shed in London. The Shed is the National Theatre’s temporary venue, producing “original, ambitious and unexpected” theatre. Cowhig’s new play is the sixth production of The Shed’s first and only season.
In 2012, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre first produced “The World of Extreme Happiness.” The San Fransisco’s Playwrights Foundation further developed the work before making its way to London. Imaginative and wildly energetic, Cowhig’s new play journeys through the transformation in contemporary China. For more information about the production, including the reviews and its trailer, visit The Shed’s website and blog.
Watch the trailer here!
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