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Q&A with Abbey Theatre

Theatre Students Attend Q&A with Associate Director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Caitríona McLaughlin

Shenandoah Conservatory hosted Associate Director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Caitríona McLaughlin, for a Q&A with theatre students on Friday, Feb. 16, in Glaize Studio Theatre. McLaughlin visited Winchester to direct The Abbey’s U.S. premiere of “Two Pints,” which was presented Feb. 13, through Feb. 17, in the Backroom Pub at Brewbaker’s Restaurant in Old Town […]

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86 Rob the Waiter

Short Play by Westray ’19 Accepted for NYC Summerfest 2019

William Westray’s ’19 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) first short play, “86 Rob the Waiter,” first presented at The Playwright’s Performance at Shenandoah University in September 2018, has been accepted to be a part of the NYC Summerfest 2019. The play was originally directed by Dorian Davis ’20 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in […]

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Roman Banks outside of the Music Box Theatre following his debut as Evan Hansen in the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen"

Banks Debuts As Evan Hansen On Broadway

Roman Banks ’21 made history on Wednesday, Dec. 12, when he became the first person of color to play the title role in the Tony-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway.   Banks won a place in the Broadway company of the musical over the summer, and is understudy for the parts of Evan Hansen, Jared […]

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Q&A with Abbey Theatre

Theatre Students Attend Q&A with Associate Director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Caitríona McLaughlin

Shenandoah Conservatory hosted Associate Director of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Caitríona McLaughlin, for a Q&A with theatre students on Friday, Feb. 16, in Glaize Studio Theatre. McLaughlin visited Winchester to direct The Abbey’s U.S. premiere of “Two Pints,” which was presented Feb. 13, through Feb. 17, in the Backroom Pub at Brewbaker’s Restaurant in Old Town […]

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86 Rob the Waiter

Short Play by Westray ’19 Accepted for NYC Summerfest 2019

William Westray’s ’19 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre) first short play, “86 Rob the Waiter,” first presented at The Playwright’s Performance at Shenandoah University in September 2018, has been accepted to be a part of the NYC Summerfest 2019. The play was originally directed by Dorian Davis ’20 (Bachelor of Fine Arts in […]

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Roman Banks outside of the Music Box Theatre following his debut as Evan Hansen in the Broadway musical "Dear Evan Hansen"

Banks Debuts As Evan Hansen On Broadway

Roman Banks ’21 made history on Wednesday, Dec. 12, when he became the first person of color to play the title role in the Tony-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway.   Banks won a place in the Broadway company of the musical over the summer, and is understudy for the parts of Evan Hansen, Jared […]

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