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At the Panther Performance Festival in Doudna Fine Arts Center, Abby Smith, an undecided freshman, and Megan Fox, a freshman theatre major, perform an act centered around a news update.

The Panther Performance Festival “Abridged”

Gunnar Olson, Reporter September 18, 2023

The student run showcase was a hit with the audience as all types of Eastern performers came out to shine on stage. The Panther Performance Festival, previously known as Up All Night, is an annual...

From right, Mitchell Cox (Danny), a freshman theatre major, criticizes Benjamin Woolery (Sonny), a rehearsal theatre major, for wearing roller skates to a business meeting during rehearsal for Xanadu Sunday evening in The Theatre.

An in-depth examination of “Xanadu”

Luke Taylor, Senior Reporter March 1, 2023

Everybody wants “Xanadu.” That’s according to Larry Cox, an instructor of musical theater and director for this spring’s musical at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The cast of Eastern’s production...

The first play in the New Works Festival called On Pointe, features a young man who dances in ballet and struggles with having a disapproving father who judges him for being a man in ballet in the Theatre of Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Theatre students to perform original plays

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor November 9, 2022

Editor's Note: A correction was made for the name of the playwright of the play "Threesome." The New Works Festival is a four-day-long festival of multiple plays directed by current Eastern students...

Teachers Assistant Samuel Wilson, a graduate student studying art, assists Jennifer Teibowei, a freshman biological sciences major, learn how to chain stitch during an Introduction to Art class in The Doudna Fine Arts Center Monday afternoon, Nov. 7, 2022, on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill.

Out of time, out of money: Reality of art students

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Features Junior Editor November 9, 2022

Being an arts program student is far from easy. Between having to prepare pieces, practicing, or creating artwork, it can take hours or even days to get something just right.  Here at Eastern, many...

Up All Night Performance Festival showcases poetry, improv

Up All Night Performance Festival showcases poetry, improv

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 20, 2021

Saturday night saw a variety of student performances during the Eastern Department of Theatre’s Up All Night Performance Festival. The event took place in the Globe Studio, which was filled to full...

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