Hollins University, the City of Roanoke, Mill Mountain Theatre, and Roanoke Public Libraries are joining forces this Labor Day Weekend to present the first-ever Starcropolis, an evening of live theatre beneath the Roanoke Star.
The Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University is joining with Roanoke’s Mill Mountain Theatre to present Overnight Sensations, where six plays are written, rehearsed, and staged before a live audience over the course of 24 hours.
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival has recognized the play “Coupler” by Meredith Dayna Levy ’12 with its “Distinguished Production of New or Devised Work” award. Levy is pursuing her M.F.A. degree in playwriting at Hollins.
Hollins Theatre Institute has launched a new tradition so every generation can enjoy the delight of the classic children’s book “Goodnight Moon” on stage.
The Princeton Review has named Hollins University one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, and ranked Hollins Theatre as the 19th best college theatre program in the country.
Hollins has received a financial commitment of $6.5 million from Mr. and Mrs. James McDonnell III to fund renovations to the university’s Dana Science Building and Hollins Theatre, and expand the number of faculty in the theatre and playwriting programs.
“The festival is the major showcase for our plans, hopes, and dreams to make Roanoke and Hollins a major national force in the development of new work for the American stage,” says Ernie Zulia, director of the Hollins Theatre Institute.
Hollins is among the more than 60 theatres from around the world receiving this year’s 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights.
Hollins’ production of “Decision Height” captured honors in production, direction, performance, and playwriting for author Meredith Dayna Levy ’12, M.F.A. ’15, director Ernie Zulia, and the drama’s cast and crew.
Hollins’ production of “Decision Height” by Meredith Dayna Levy ’12, M.F.A. ’15 will be among the plays showcased at this year’s festival. Levy earned one of 2013′s top playwriting prizes from the Kennedy Center for the drama.