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Theory of Relativity production in action. Photo by WTAMU Communication and Marketing

A time of trial, learning and coming together: WTAMU Theatre in ‘Theory of Relativity’

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter October 15, 2021

“Theory of Relativity,” a song cycle made up of disconnected songs joined by a through line, was particularly fitting during a time when the students of West Texas A&M University were feeling quite...

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West Texas A&M Universitys Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, photo courtesy of WTAMU

WT Theater Productions: What, how and why

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 19, 2021

Every year West Texas A&M University’s Theater Department puts on around four to five productions, ranging from Shakesperian dramas to musical comedies. Each summer the production list is announced...

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The WT Theatre Department put on it’s production of “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” this past weekend, September 25th and 26th at 7:30pm.

West Texas A&M’s “Vintage Hitchcock” is live and on radio

Skylerr Patterson, Senior Reporter October 2, 2020

With all of the changes that have come with COVID-19, there was much concern for how the performing arts would be affected. Many performance programsartists, including West Texas A&M University’s Theatre...

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Cover artwork for Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, by Joe Landry

WT Theater finds a place on the airwaves

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 5, 2020

It is difficult to begin a story about the effects of the pandemic without making it seem like the outbreak was a spontaneous and surprising event that happened last Thursday. We are not surprised...

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The five Somebodies and Understanding, just before the drawing to see who will play Everybody. Photo courtesy of the WTAMU website.

The performers of ‘Everybody’ on performing Everybody

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter February 29, 2020

Earlier this February, the Theatre Department put on West Texas A&M University’s rendition of the Branden Jacobs Jenkins' Pulitzer prize-winning drama play "Everybody". The drama revolves around...

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Photo by Steven Osburn
poster located just outside of the Fine Arts complex promoting the play

Ada and the Engine is a calculated success

Steven Osburn, Junior Reporter November 13, 2019

  Ada and the Engine was being performed at the Branding Iron Theatre in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex from Nov. 14-16 starting at 7:30 pm and on Nov. 17 at 2:30 pm. The story is...

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The cast of this years production of Our Town, a small portion of the talent found in WTAMUs Fine Arts Department, featuring two of the students accepted into IPAI.

Fine arts students aim for international opportunity

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter October 28, 2019

West Texas A&M University’s Department of Fine Arts was visited recently by Marianne Kyle, a representative and fellowship head for the International Performing Arts Institute, or IPAI for short. Kyle...

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Mary Warren (Channing Taylor) tells John Proctor (Dakota Brown) that she saved his wife’s life, Elizabeth Proctor (Kaelee Eichorst), during the court.

WTAMU’s Production of “The Crucible” Continues This Weekend

Marni Steckmann, Reporter November 15, 2016

In her first year with the West Texas A&M University theatre department, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Callie Hisek directs the program’s production of “The Crucible.” Performances will...

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WTAMU Theatre Department to Present Jane Eyre for Second Week

WTAMU Theatre Department to Present Jane Eyre for Second Week

Callie Shipley, Coordinator for Junior Reporters April 28, 2016

The West Texas A&M University Theatre Department will present its musical production of Jane Eyre for the second week on Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Branding Iron Theatre. “The...

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“The Drowsy Chaperone” gives laughs and music

“The Drowsy Chaperone” gives laughs and music

Dallas Harbour April 29, 2015

Amberly Hildebrant also contributed to this article   In recent weeks, the Branding Iron Theatre hosted the final WT student theatrical play for the semester, “The Drowsy Chaperone”....

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WT Theatre program performs ‘Charlie Brown’

WT Theatre program performs ‘Charlie Brown’

Amanda Koontz November 12, 2014

West Texas A&M University Theater Department performs “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” the musical, an adaptation of Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip series, “Peanuts.”   Directed...

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Richard Hannay (left), played by Brandon Dawson, pleads silence from Margaret (right), played by Rachel Townsen during evening prayers with Crofter (center), played by Dakota Brown.

Theatre department presents ‘The 39 Steps’ play

Josh Collins September 10, 2014

An ordinary man convicted of murder in the first degree stomps through the misty Scottish moors in the midnight hour. Having not slept in days, his only motivation is his knowledge that he has the...

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