Veteran TV and Stage Actress Dawn Wells to Headline Starcropolis: Theatre Under the Star

Veteran TV and Stage Actress Dawn Wells to Headline Starcropolis: Theatre Under the Star

Dawn Wells, best known as “Mary Ann” on the classic ‘60s sitcom Gilligan’s Island, will be one of the featured performers at the first-ever Starcropolis, an evening of live theatre on Mill Mountain beneath the Roanoke Star. The event, co-sponsored by Hollins, takes place Sunday, September 4.

Celebrating a Beloved Roanoke Landmark, Starcropolis Brings Live Theatre Back to Mill Mountain

Celebrating a Beloved Roanoke Landmark, Starcropolis Brings Live Theatre Back to Mill Mountain

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.

Overnight Sensations: Roanoke’s Favorite Micro-Brewed Play Festival Returns July 9

Overnight Sensations: Roanoke’s Favorite Micro-Brewed Play Festival Returns July 9

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.

Kennedy Center Honors Hollins Playwright, Director

Kennedy Center Honors Hollins Playwright, Director

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.

“Goodnight Moon: The Magical Musical” Returns to the Hollins Theatre Stage

“Goodnight Moon: The Magical Musical” Returns to the Hollins Theatre Stage

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.

Hollins Featured in “The Best 380 Colleges”; Theatre Program Is Ranked Among the Nation’s 20 Best

Hollins Featured in “The Best 380 Colleges”; Theatre Program Is Ranked Among the Nation’s 20 Best

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 Welcomes $6.5 Million Pledge to Support Science, Theatre, and Playwriting Programs

Hollins Welcomes $6.5 Million Pledge to Support Science, Theatre, and Playwriting Programs

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.

Hollins, Mill Mt. Theatre Partner to Present Winter Festival of New Works

Hollins, Mill Mt. Theatre Partner to Present Winter Festival of New Works

“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 Theatre Honored for Producing Women Playwrights

Hollins Theatre Honored for Producing Women Playwrights

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 University Theatre Wins Four National Awards at this Year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Hollins University Theatre Wins Four National Awards at this Year’s Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

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.

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