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VAUD: UA theater students bring new stories to light from shadows of the past.

Also on Arizona Spotlight; How Owl & Panther builds community through art; author Gianlucca Russo on "The Power of Plus" in fashion; and explore the differences between day and night in a story by a local 3rd grader.

Vaud cast hero 1 VAUD, a School of Theatre, Film & Television original production created by Wolfe Bowart in collaboration with BA Theatre students.
courtesy of Tim Fuller

Arizona Spotlight

December 1, 2022

NPR
UA theater students

Featured on the December 1st, 2022 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • Find out about the community building being done by a group called “Owl and Panther”. They offer a safe space for immigrants and refugees escaping violence and persecution who seek to build new lives in Southern Arizona.

Join Owl & Panther for their Walk-A-Thon in honor of International Human Rights Day on Saturday, December 10th. Registration is free, and begins at 7:30 a.m. Through the event, Owl & Panther hopes to celebrate the power of expressive arts in healing for refugees. Contact madaline@owlandpanther.org or visit this site for more information!

Owl Panther walkathon unsized Join Owl & Panther at their Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 a.m at Silverlake Park.
Gianluca russo spotlight Author of "The Power of Plus", Gianluca Russo, has spent the past 5 years writing about plus size inclusivity in fashion for various magazines like Teen Vogue.
Courtesy of Marilyn La Jeunesse
power of plus cover In his book, "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution" Gianluca Russo delves into the experiences and history of the plus size fashion industry
Gianluca book signing Gianluca Russo signing copies of his book, "The Power of Plus: Inside Fashion’s Size-Inclusivity Revolution", during a book release event at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca, N.Y. on Aug. 16, 2022.
Courtesy of Gianluca Russo
  • What is VAUD? It’s a collaborative stage performance, created by Wolfe Bowart and a group of Bachelor of Arts Theater Studies students at the University of Arizona. Inspired by the Vaudeville era of live theater, VAUD presents a dazzlingarray of performing arts that together create a visual poem about finding home.

VAUD, a School of Theatre, Film & Television original production created by Wolfe Bowart in collaboration with BA Theatre students. Inspired by the American Vaudeville Museum archive at the University of Arizona Libraries. SCENIC DESIGNER Camryn Lang / COSTUME DESIGNER Prudence Hammon / LIGHTING DESIGNER Brooke Ford / SOUND DESIGNER Michael Harvey / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Alison Nickerson / STAGE MANAGER Tiffany Fraser / DIRECTOR & CO-CREATOR Wolfe Bowart.

VAUD poster unsized Poster artwork for VAUD, playing at the Tornabene Theatre, December 1 - 4, 2022.
VAUD seal L-R: Lisitte Mora and Brad Tawfik (as seal) in VAUD, a School of Theatre, Film & Television original production created by Wolfe Bowart in collaboration with BA Theatre students.
Courtesy of Tim Fuller
VAUD sam kendrick L-R: Kendrick Emery and Sam Lewis in VAUD.
Courtesy of Tim Fuller
VAUD Ellie josh unsized L-R: Ellie Seward and Josh Tellez in VAUD.
Courtesy of Tim Fuller

VAUD cast hero 2 VAUD, a School of Theatre, Film & Television original production created by Wolfe Bowart in collaboration with BA Theatre students. Inspired by the American Vaudeville Museum archive at the University of Arizona Libraries.
Courtesy of Tim Fuller

  • And, Stories That Soar! presents “Day and Night”, an introspective story written by a local 3rd grader about how he sees the differences - and the better qualities - of each.

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