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Lab Reading: “Anamnesis” by Michael Tobin

Hollins Theatre

Each Wednesday evening, as part of the course Playwright’s Lab, an early draft of a student written play is presented in an orchestra style reading. July 10, 17, 24 #2: Anamnesis by Michael Tobin Theatre, Upstairs Studio

No Shame Theatre

Hollins Theatre

No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers and audience are constantly changing roles. Anything can happen and usually does in this late night venue for original work. We take the first 15 pieces to walk in the door and there are only three rules: pieces must be original (no copyright violations), […]

Overnight Sensations

Hollins Theatre

Since 2006, Hollins University’s Playwright’s Lab and Mill Mountain Theatre have partnered to bring this popular event to Roanoke. Six playwrights are randomly paired with six directors, who are then draw from a hat one of six casts made up of six actors. Then they draw random prompts to find out what the genre, theme, […]

Hollins University Girls Basketball Camp (Ages 7-13)

Hollins University Campus 7916 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA, United States

7/08/24 – 7/11/24; 9 am – 12 pm Fees Athletics Summer Camp $99 About this Course Does your daughter love basketball or have aspirations to play middle school basketball? If so, we provide the perfect opportunity for them to spend a week with Hollins University basketball staff honing the skills they will need to play […]

James Ransome, Award-winning Illustrator Talk

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Ransome has been honored with the 2023 Children’s Literature Legacy Award by the American Library Association in recognition of his exceptional contributions to children’s literature. With a career spanning over 33 years, Ransome has illustrated more than 70 books. His passion for drawing began in Rich Square, NC, and as a teenager, he moved to […]

Playwright’s Lab Monday Night Guest Speaker: Ruth Margraff

Mill Mountain Theatre 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA, United States

Each Monday night on the Waldron Stage of Mill Mountain Theatre, the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins presents a talk by a prominent working professional theatre artist. This week’s guest is: RUTH MARGRAFF – FACULTY, GUEST SPEAKER, AND FESTIVAL RESPONDENT Margraff has been called a leader in the American avant-garde for her “audaciously original” (Moscow Times) […]

Lesa Cline Ransome, Award-winning Author Talk

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Cline Ransome is the acclaimed author of numerous award-winning picture books, including a verse biography of Harriet Tubman, Before She Was Harriet, and her debut middle-grade novel, Finding Langston, winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and a Coretta Scott King Award Author Honor. Cline Ransome’s debut Young Adult novel, For Lamb, is […]

No Shame Theatre

Hollins Theatre

No Shame Theatre is an experiential performance lab where writers, performers and audience are constantly changing roles. Anything can happen and usually does in this late night venue for original work. We take the first 15 pieces to walk in the door and there are only three rules: pieces must be original (no copyright violations), […]

Ashley Belote, Author/Illustrator Talk

Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Belote is the illustrator of Frankenslime and Valenslime. She is the author-illustrator of her debut early reader The Me Tree and her picture book Listen Up, Louella. She studied traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth. Belote is a West Virginia native and earned her B.A. from Alderson Broaddus University. She earned her M.A. […]

Playwright’s Lab Monday Night Guest Speaker: Bonnie Metzgar

Mill Mountain Theatre 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA, United States

Each Monday night on the Waldron Stage of Mill Mountain Theatre, the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins presents a talk by a prominent working professional theatre artist. This week’s guest is: BONNIE METZGAR – GUEST SPEAKER Metzgar is a playwright, screenwriter, director, producer, and core visiting faculty with The Playwright’s Lab at Hollins. In January 2020, […]

Lab Reading: “Back Porch Play” by Adrian Lee Bush

Hollins Theatre

Each Wednesday evening, as part of the course Playwright’s Lab, an early draft of a student written play is presented in an orchestra style reading. July 24 #4: Back Porch Play by Adrian Lee Bush Theatre, Upstairs Studio