Three CCM Students Named As League of Cincinnati Theatres’ 2012 Rising Stars

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The League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) has announced the five recipients of its 2012 Rising Star Awards and three CCM students will be recognized at this year’s LCT Theatre Gala on May 21st! LCT’s 2012 Rising Stars include CCM Musical Theatre seniors John Riddle and Katie Johannigman and CCM Drama senior Kristopher Dean. Congratulations all of this year’s award recipients!

Read Jackie Demaline’s coverage of the LCT’s 2012 Rising Stars announcement in the Cincinnati Enquirer here.

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CCM Students and African Refugees Bond Through Theatre

Photography by Richard E. Hess.

CCM's Will Kiley (right) reaches across cultures to connect with Ojullu Opiew Ochan, an Ethiopian refugee, as part of the Dadaab Theatre Project's performance. Photography by Richard E. Hess.

Last June, CCM sent a contingent from our Drama Program to create theatre with residents of Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. This month, UC Magazine takes a look back at the life-changing project in its “beyond our borders” issue.

Listen to alumnus and project founder Michael Littig along with students Will Kiley and Alyssa Caputo describe the experience and read the complete feature here.

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The 2012 TRANSMIGRATION Festival’s New Works

Running Feb. 16 – 18, this year’s TRANSMIGRATION festival will feature student-created new works Booth, Eddie Shanahan, forget me not, Knock Knock and Y2012K.

Audience members will have the opportunity to customize their theater-going experience by choosing to watch up to four different productions, which are performed simultaneously and in non-traditional spaces throughout CCM’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about each of these new, student-created works after the jump!

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CCM Drama Students Present Original Works During 2012 TRANSMIGRATION Festival

The 2012 TRANSMIGRATION Festival, running Feb. 16-18 at UC's College-Conservatory of Music.

The 2012 TRANSMIGRATION Festival, running Feb. 16-18 at UC's College-Conservatory of Music.

CCM Drama students continue to learn what it takes to produce their own theatre pieces as they prepare for the 2012 TRANSMIGRATION Festival of Student-Created New Works taking place Feb. 16-18 throughout CCM Village.

The fourth-annual festival allows the audience to sample half-hour works produced by small groups of drama majors, who create all aspects of their productions from start to finish. Admission to the festival is free, but reservations are required.

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CCM Drama and The Carnegie Present the Regional Premiere of ‘In The Next Room’ This Month

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CCM’s Department of Drama and the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (The Carnegie) proudly present the regional premiere of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist comedy/drama In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, playing weekends Nov. 4 – 20, 2011, in the historic Otto M. Budig Theatre at The Carnegie.

Staged by award-winning director Ed Cohen,  In The Next Room is the second production of both CCM’s 2011-12 Studio Series and the Carnegie’s 2011-12 Theatre Series. Tickets are $16 – $21 and are available at The Carnegie Box Office, 859.957.1940, or www.thecarnegie.com.

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CCM Drama Students to Create Theater Projects With Youth Refugees in Kenya

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This June, five CCM Drama students will take part in an original theater project that brings the power of the performing arts to the world’s largest refugee camp – the Dadaab Refugee camp in Kenya, which houses 268,000 refugees.

The pilot Dadaab Theater project will involve CCM students working with African youth refugees to share and create original theater projects, culminating in a performance on World Refugee Day in Nairobi, Kenya on June 20. CCM Drama Chair Richard E. Hess will accompany students Alyssa Caputo, Cameron Davis, Kristopher Dean, Will Kiley and Mikayla Stanley as they travel to Kenya for a week to share their talents in this new cultural exchange program.

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CCM Slideshows: Our Town

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Beginning this evening, CCM presents Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s timeless portrait of life in mythical Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Our Town follows George Gibbs and Emily Webb as they experience daily life, love and marriage, and death and eternity.

CCM presents Wilder’s wise and witty tale of life and the human experience tonight through April 24 in the Patricia Corbett Theater. Learn more after the jump.

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CCM Presents Thornton Wilder’s Classic Drama “Our Town”

CCM Presents 'Our Town,' photography by Mark Lyons.

Photography by Mark Lyons.

Life is often celebrated through major milestones, such as a wedding or a birth, but the everyday routines can be just as meaningful – a message CCM Drama students are taking to heart as they present Thornton Wilder’s classic American drama Our Town on April 20 (preview)-24 in the Patricia Corbett Theater in CCM Village.

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