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Blog: At Holy Cross, Mercier ’21 Has Found a Friendly Community and Countless Opportunities

NAME Emily Mercier ’21 HOMETOWN Cumberland, Rhode Island STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Psychology and theatre double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “After I was accepted, I came to an open house and met a lot of current students representing their …

Ann Dowd ’78, P20 Wins Emmy Award for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Ann Dowd ’78, P20 won the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale” at the 69th annual Emmy Awards which aired live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles …

Holy Cross Theatre Program Among ‘Most Underrated’ in New England, According to OnStage

OnStage Blog

The College of the Holy Cross theatre department was highlighted as one the “Top 10 Most Underrated College Theatre Programs for 2017” in the north east region by OnStage Blog. While institutions like Tisch and Juilliard get plenty of attention, OnStage …

Holy Cross to Host Vertical Dance Pioneers BANDALOOP as First Stop on Northeast Tour

College to partner with Worcester for sneak peek of dancers on the City Hall façade

The College of the Holy Cross will host BANDALOOP, pioneers in vertical dance performance, on Sept. 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. BANDALOOP interweaves intricate choreography, dynamic physicality and climbing technology turning the dance floor on its side, taking their performances …

‘Interview with Jimena Bermejo’: Holy Cross Dance Program Director Talks Performance Art and Engaging the Audience

Big Red & Shiny

Jimena Bermejo, dancer, performance artist and the new director of the theatre department’s dance program at the College of the Holy Cross, aims to create intimate relationships with audience members through her work by inviting them to be physically engaged …

Acting Up: James O’Connor ’98 Makes Name for Himself in Hollywood

O'Connor has performed alongside stars including Richard Gere, Bill Murray and Donnie Wahlberg

He’s been a Commie and a cop, a goon and a grieving father, a hitman and he’s been hit a few times. Welcome to the world of character actor James Andrew O’Connor ’98, a guy who growls like a grizzly …

How the Arts Prepare Holy Cross Alumni for Success in Every Field

The arts ignited their imaginations as students. Today, they are leaders in business, medicine and literature

What happens when we bridge the gap between the real world and our imagination? “Balance,” says chief executive James “Jim” Keyes ’77, “and the ability to move forward in wonderfully creative ways.” When technical know-how is coupled with art, the …

Theatre Class Explores the Power of Voice

Professor Lynn Kremer shows students how to project and perform, both on and off stage

The 12 students in Theatre Professor Lynn Kremer’s Voice in Acting class are all shoeless, having a pillow fight. Standing in a circle, they’re tossing a pillow from one student to another, shouting a sentence with each throw. “They throw …

Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

350 students will present results of research, independent work across disciplines

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …

Holy Cross Theatre Department to Present ‘The Royal Family’

The College of the Holy Cross theatre department will present “The Royal Family,” written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber and directed by Steve Vineberg, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities. The performances will be held in Fenwick Theatre, …

A Look Backstage with ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Director Julia McCarthy ’15

Since graduating from Holy Cross, “Little Shop of Horrors” director Julia McCarthy ’15 has been busy studying acting in Boston and in Russia, and working with inner city kids at public schools in Worcester. Her most recent adventure has landed …

Alternate College Theatre Presents the Musical Update of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

The College of the Holy Cross’ student run Alternate College Theatre (ACT) will present “Little Shop of Horrors,” with music by Alan Menken, with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and directed by alumna Julia McCarthy ’15, who previously staged …

Blog: Zeng ’20 Shares First-Hand Experience of Life at Holy Cross

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NAME Caitlin Zeng ’20 HOMETOWN Malden, Mass. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Theatre WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I chose to apply to Holy Cross after participating in the Perspectives Program. During the program I got a sense of the tight-knit and …

Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Gita Sari Orchestra to Present Popular Concert

Students directed by world-renowned gamelan dancer and musician I Nyoman Catra

The Holy Cross departments of music and theatre will present the famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. in Brooks Concert Hall. This semi-annual concert will feature student performers and guest artists and …

Alternate College Theatre Presents Theresa Rebeck’s Comedy ‘Seminar’

The College of the Holy Cross’ student run Alternate College Theatre (ACT) will present “Seminar,” written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Emma Callahan ’18, an English major at the College. The performances will be held in Fenwick Theatre, located …

Theatre Department to Perform Will Eno’s Seriocomic Play ‘Middletown’

The College of the Holy Cross theatre department will present the seriocomic play “Middletown,” written by Will Eno and directed by Scott Malia, assistant professor of theatre. The performances will be held in Fenwick Theatre, located on the second floor …

Blog: Christovich ’18 Explores Rich Artistic Culture of Galway

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NAME Alison Christovich ’18 HOMETOWN Jacksonville Beach, Fla. AREAS OF STUDY Theatre major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Galway, Ireland WHY SHE CHOSE IRELAND “As much as I love my home on the hill, I knew that by studying abroad I would be …

Holy Cross Kicks off Fall Semester with Diverse Arts Line-Up

With the beginning of a new academic year comes the anticipation — and excitement — of another year of arts events at the College of the Holy Cross. This fall, the arts programming promises to push limits, challenge audiences, and …

Students Study Around the World Through Maymester Programs This Summer

This summer, 59 students jet set to different locations around the world through the College’s ever-popular Maymester program to sites in England, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Germany, and Russia. Each year, the College offers a number of these summer …

Holy Cross Alumna Offers Timely Take on Race, Bias Onstage

StarTribune

College of the Holy Cross graduate Valerie Curtis-Newton ’81 was recently spotlighted in StarTribune, the principle newspaper of Minneapolis, Minn., for her role as director of the satirical drama “Trouble in Mind,” which is currently being staged at the Guthrie …