This Week at SOTA
NKU School of the Arts - Nov. 2, 2020
Edges to kick off reimagined 2020-21 Theatre Season
NKU SOTA presents the song cycle Edges by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul as the first installment of the 2020-21 Theatre + Dance academic season.
- What: Edges by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
- When: Nov. 5 - 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 8 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Streaming/On-Demand at ShowTix4U
- Admission: Pay What You Can; $3 for On-Demand 48 hour rental
The NKU cast features Megan Carlson, Chloe Hedrick, Makenna Henehan, Caroline Rakestraw, Randolph Geers, Kanai Nakata, Alex Simpson and Tre Taylor. Special thanks to Norse Media and Chris Strobel for providing filming and editing support during the production process. Edges is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Final Norse Artist Series Nov. 13
SOTA Summit Series finishes Nov. 18
The final session of the SOTA Summit Series will take place on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The final topic focuses on Equity and Allyship: LGBTQ+ in the Arts. Along with a student panel, Ronnie Gladden breaks down his diversity leadership work and research. Gladden coined the term, transgracial theory, which embodies the intersection of the transgender and transracial phenomena.
Details are available on the NKU Theatre + Dance Facebook page.
Art Exhibitions on Understanding the Emotional Force of Race
NKU invites community members to virtually explore the themes and emotional force behind social unrest with its exhibition, “The Emotional Force of Race: An Exhibition and Call for Creative Response,” featuring the Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories project.
Led by Sociology Professor Dr. Joan Ferrante and by poet India Hackle, a May 2020 graduate, the project uses arts' transformative power to challenge assumptions about who we are and seeks to contribute to the national conversation around social unrest and racial disparities.
Dance Day of Service
On Saturday, Oct. 17, several of our dance majors and minors worked the whole day to clean, organize and prepare the dance storage room in the Health Innovation Center. Other spaces in the Fine Arts building have been the storage location for all dance supplies since March 2020. We greatly appreciate the hard work and effort put forth by our students to better support our program. Check out some before and after photos below.