The Charger Bulletin

What’s the Theater Program Doing During COVID?

Students perform in
“Melancholy” in 2019

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2020

COVID-19 has made it difficult for live theater to make its comeback, prefacing what the future of professional theater will look like as of now. As the university continues to uphold its social distancing policies, the theater program on campus has had to adapt similarly to the Broadway scene with ...

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

The Move from Theatre to Tablet: How Traditional Theatre Viewing has Changed

Tiara Starks, Entertainment Editor

August 31, 2020

Because of COVID-19, Broadway theaters have been tentatively shut down through January 2021 amid New York’s Phase 2 reopening plan, which prompted other theatres to go “dark “ all across the country. These shutdowns have had a negative impact on an entire artistic field. Theaters have had to...

Theater Arts Courses Cut Short by COVID-19

Theater Arts Courses Cut Short by COVID-19

Ariana Lasher, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Although all classes and lectures have made the switch to Zoom virtual learning, not everyone is having an easy transition. Some majors, such as theater arts, have students struggling more to return to normalcy than others. This new way of learning is affecting multiple acting, dance, and other perfor...

Students Showcase Their Work in the Student New Works Festival

Students Showcase Their Work in the Student New Works Festival

Francesca Fontanez, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

Two semesters’ worth of collaboration and dedication paid off for the University of New Haven students involved in the biennial Student New Works Festival, a student created short play festival. Starting in fall 2017, when the plays were little more than fragmented ideas, through spring of 2018, the process of t...

“The Trojan Women” Resonates with #MeToo

“The Trojan Women” Resonates with #MeToo

Karina Krul, Student Life Editor

February 28, 2018

“The Trojan Women” opens this Wednesday (Feb. 28) and relates largely to the recently growing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Steve Luber, theater coordinator and director of the play, chose the play partly because the department hasn’t done a Greek tragedy recently and partly because he wanted a ...

Thank You, Theater Program

Thank You, Theater Program

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love theater. In any given situation requiring a fun fact, mine usually has to do with the amount of Broadway shows I’ve seen. I have a preference for musicals, but I always love a good play. I’m Ang, and I love theater. It’s just part of who I am. After see...

“A Chorus Line” 101

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

A Chorus Line is one of the most well-known, well-loved and successful American musicals of all time. Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1976, A Chorus Line set a precedent for musicals, including perfecting the concept musical format. Beginning next Wednesday Nov. 15, throug...

Theater Club Holds Short Play Festival

Theater Club Holds Short Play Festival

Christina Genovese, Community Engagement Editor

October 17, 2017

The Theater Club paid tribute to Anton Chekov, a Russian playwright and short story writer, with their Short Play Festival, on October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Bucknall Theater. The members of the Theater Club were happy to share Chekov’s work with the campus community, and to have anyone in the stu...

Local Fall Theater Preview

Angela Tricarico, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Connecticut has an extremely rich theater scene, partly because of its proximity to New York City and the bright lights of Broadway. Broadway national tours tend to make stops somewhere in the central Connecticut area, and this fall season features both new and classic musicals in three different cities. NEW HA...

All The World’s a Stage…

Kaitlin Mahar

April 27, 2016

Upon stepping into Bucknall Theater for the University of New Haven Theater Department’s production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which ran from April 21-23, one almost wonders if they are in the right place. From setting Shakespeare lyrics to modern melodies, such as that of “Jolene,”...

A Lesson in Escuela

Gabby Nowicki

April 13, 2016

Escuela was recently playing at the Yale Repertory Theatre called “No Boundaries.” It was in the Iseman Theatre off Chapel Street. The play was written and directed by Guillermo Calderon, performed by students from Yale, and is approximately one hundred minutes. The play takes place in Chile in...

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March 30, 2016

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The Maids Sweeps Audience Off Their Feet

Paul carbonella

March 9, 2016

From March 2 to 6, UNH students stepped into an illusion. The set, laid bare in low light as Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies danced along quietly, held the air of impossible perfection—a place too clean, too perfect to truly exist. Such was the overarching mode of the UNH Theater Program’s production...

The Bells of Notre Dame

Angela Tricarico

February 3, 2016

For fans of Disney’s animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the studio cast recording of the new musical is a real treat. You may be thinking: I didn’t know that Hunchback had been rewritten for the stage. You probably wouldn’t be the only one. The musical premiered in America for the f...

Show Spotlight

Angela Tricarico

February 3, 2016

What: Noises Off is essentially a play about a play. The characters are all mediocre actors in a play titled Nothing On, and the play shows three different disastrous performances of Nothing On. There is also a love triangle. Noises Off has been described as “comedic chaos” and is critically acclaimed. ...

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