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Holy Cross Alumna Connects Students to Art Through Theatre for Over 30 Years

The Press & Sun-Bulletin

In a recent article by The Press & Sun-Bulletin, Anne M. Brady ’78 talks about her love of teaching and facilitating the creative process in her students through theatre. Brady, a psychology major and theatre minor at Holy Cross, has …

Photos: Holy Cross Theatre Department’s Modern-Dress ‘Hamlet’ Captures the Attention of New Audiences

More than 900 audience members experienced the modern-dress production of Shakespeare’s famous “Hamlet” put on by the Holy Cross theatre department during two consecutive April weekends in Fenwick Theatre. Fittingly, the final performance fell on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s …

Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work

300 students, including Fenwick Scholar, will present results of research, independent work

As the academic year comes to an end, the College of the Holy Cross will celebrate the great and varied work accomplished by its students at the annual Academic Conference taking place across campus from April 27 through April 30. The four-day conference gives students from all class years the opportunity to present the results of their....

Holy Cross Theatre Department Presents William Shakespeare’s Famous Tragedy ‘Hamlet’

The production will also be performed at the Hanover Theatre for 1600 students from the Worcester School District

03/18/16 by

The College of the Holy Cross theatre department will present their modern-dress production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” directed by Edward Isser, professor and chair of the department, on April 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m. …

Ambassador and Alumnus Harry Thomas ’78 Will Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

Thomas and two other Holy Cross graduates — acclaimed actor Ann Dowd ’78 and pioneering researcher and physician Richard J. O’Reilly, M.D., ’64 — will receive honorary degrees

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The Honorable Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe and recipient of many honors from the State Department during his 32-year diplomatic career, will receive an honorary degree from the College of the …

Photo Gallery: ACT’s ‘Chicago’ Becomes Campus Blockbuster

Leading up to the production, “Chicago” was all the buzz on campus and quickly became a blockbuster: tickets to the Alternate College Theatre (ACT) production sold out in just three days. This highly anticipated and well-known musical, directed by Christine …

‘Chicago’ Director Christine Freije ’13 Offers a Glimpse Backstage of the Ambitious Production

After commencement, Christine Freije ’13 never thought she’d be back at Holy Cross directing another Alternate College Theatre (ACT) production. Two years since directing “Spring Awakening” as a senior, Freije returns to take on “Chicago,” an equally ambitious and well-known …

Working Writers Series to Kick Off Spring Semester with Travel Writer and Poet Gretel Ehrlich

Series includes actor, novelist, screenwriter, and more

01/25/16 by

The Working Writers Series will kick off the spring semester with a reading by Gretel Ehrlich, an American travel writer, poet, and essayist.  Ehrlich will read excerpts from her work on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm …

Holy Cross’ Alternate College Theatre to Present America’s No. 1 Longest Running Musical ‘Chicago’

Alumna Christine Freije ’13 returns to campus to direct student-run musical

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The Alternate College Theatre (ACT), a student-run organization at the College of the Holy Cross, will present “Chicago,” written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, with script adaptation by David Thompson and music by John Kander. Recent graduate Christine Freije …

Spring Semester Brings Another Full Slate of Arts Events

This semester, the College of the Holy Cross is offering a dynamic series of arts events aimed to excite, engage and challenge audiences. From the staging of renowned theatre productions and installations of multimedia gallery exhibitions, to world premieres of …

Holy Cross Students Experience the Vibrant Culture of Bali Through Music and Dance

Students directed by world-renowned gamelan composer I Nyoman Windha

12/02/15 by

I Nyoman Winda, visiting fellow in Balinese music at Holy Cross, wants you to visit Bali. The composer/musician probably doesn’t need to do a lot of convincing to get you to the popular Indonesian island, but in order to seal …

Holy Cross’ Student-Run Alternate College Theatre Program to Present the Comedy ‘The Underpants’

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The Alternate College Theatre (ACT), a student-run organization at the College of the Holy Cross, will present “The Underpants,” by Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin, directed by Savannah Plante ’16 and produced by Christopher Little ’17. The play is …

New York Times Says Holy Cross Alumna Ann Dowd is ‘a Late Arrival Worth the Wait’ in the World of Acting

The New York Times

According to the New York Times, “Ann Dowd is having a moment.” Dowd, a member of the College of the Holy Cross class of 1978, is currently starring in Naomi Wallace’s new play, “Night Is a Room” at the Signature …

Holy Cross Artists-in-Residence Troika Ranch to Present New Multimedia Performance ‘SWARM’

Celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard to perform Grammy Award-winning album about Hurricane Katrina

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The Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) initiative at the College of the Holy Cross will present two performances in November: Artists-in-residence and “interactive performance pioneers” Troika Ranch will perform a semester long project and multimedia installation “SWARM” and multiple Grammy Award-winning …

Blog: DiMaiolo ’19 Explores the Arts at Holy Cross

10/22/15 by

NAME Gianna DiMaiolo ’19 HOMETOWN Tolland, Conn. STUDIES SHE’S CONSIDERING Theatre major with an education minor WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “During my college search I fell in love with two colleges. Then, in the spring of my junior year …

The Arts Take Center Stage at Holy Cross

From musical performances to exhibitions to theatre productions, a cultural shift is taking place atop Mount St. James

The spotlight is shining brightly on the arts at Holy Cross. From musical performances to art exhibitions to theatre productions, the College will host a slew of events during the fall semester. “At Holy Cross, we see the arts as …

Students to Showcase Work at Annual Summer Research Symposium and Internship Expo

More than 170 students will present the results of their successful summers researching, interning

Before the semester is well underway, students will be showcasing the broad gamut of work they took part in throughout the summer at the 22nd annual Summer Research Symposium and the eighth annual Internship Expo. The accomplishments of students from …

Photo Gallery: Students Conduct Cutting-Edge Summer Research on Campus

After the academic year ended, over 100 students returned to spend their summers on campus where they participated in leading research spanning a range of  disciplines: 67 students engaged in research in the sciences; 31 in the humanities, social sciences, …

Holy Cross Theatre Program a Hidden Gem in New England, According to OnStage

On Stage

The College of the Holy Cross theatre department was recently highlighted as one the “10 Most Underrated Theater Colleges: New England,” in a recent On Stage blog post.  The list was based off the following criteria: curriculum, facilities, productions, faculty, …

‘Mentoring Scholars, Not Just Filling Sections’

Inside Higher Ed

In a recent feature story, Inside Higher Ed highlights the College of the Holy Cross for the success of its faculty mentorship program.  According to the article, both visiting assistant and tenure-line professors at Holy Cross say theirs is an …