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Junior Sami Aceto, playing the role of the mother Thelma, chastises her daughter. The play featured two casts, exhibiting the ways in which males and females confront mental health and suicide differently.

Theater majors set to produce capstone project “‘Night, Mother”

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor April 20, 2022

Content Warning: This production contains content related to suicide and depression. Within a matter of weeks, Baker University will graduate its last two theater majors: Seniors Kenzie Kuhlmann and...

After the leave of both Professor Tom Heiman and Assistant Professor Emily Kasprzak in Jan 2021, the department has had to step up in supporting the program. Adjustments made include the hiring of graduate student Sarah DaMetz and transitioning some of the responsibilities to Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Trillia Lyerla.

Theatre Department adapts to changes following the loss of two professors

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Within the last year, the Baker University Theatre Department has seen a lot of change and turmoil. At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Associate Professor Tom Heiman retired and was followed by Assistant...

University cuts faculty, staff and programs in the wake of financial hardship

University cuts faculty, staff and programs in the wake of financial hardship

Story by Halle Morrell, Emma Howard, Will Hanson, and Rebekah Nelson February 24, 2021

According to Baker University officials, the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic created hardships resulting in the decision to cut a total of 18 faculty and staff positions, four majors and two...

Sophomore Shayla Garcia staying in character during her performance.

Theatre program hosts classic radio show performances through Zoom

Story by Maya Hodison, Writer November 24, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the fine arts communities have been vastly affected. Figuring out how to socially distance on stage, wearing masks and performing without audiences have caused struggles,...

Freshman Sidney Alaimo (left) performs alongside Senior Rose Ulrich (right) in an emotional scene. Alaimo and Ulrich played child and parent, respectively, in the story The Hug by Marshall Foltz.

Baker University Theatre performs short plays about pandemic experiences

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Staff Writer September 22, 2020

For the Baker University Theatre Department, a global pandemic does not deter from producing a play, and it even serves as a source of inspiration. From Sept. 23rd to the 26th, the theatre department...

Senior Erynne Jamison stars as Jill. Rather than performing the production in Rice Auditorium, it will run in Darby Hope Theatre.

Theatre performs “Jack and Jill”: A modern take on romance

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 26, 2020

“Jack and Jill” is a play written by Jane Martin and it first premiered in 1996. The production is known for its unique and contemporary take on romance and relationships, while also having a principal...

Sophomores Drew Cheek and Kenzie Kuhlmann staring as Judge Brack and Hedda Gabler. The theatre department presented a modern twist on the play Hedda Gabler.

Theatre performs “Hedda Gabler”

Story by Peyton Maulback, Photographer November 14, 2019

Sophomores Drew Cheek and Kenzie Kuhlmann star as Judge Brack and Hedda Gabler. The play will be performed 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 11.

Theatre department presents a modern take of “Hedda Gabler”

Story by Will Hanson, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 5, 2019

“Hedda Gabler” is a drama written by playwright Henrik Ibsen and premiered in 1891 in Munich, Germany. The role of Hedda is recognized as one of the greatest dramatic roles in theatre. The play...

Theatre performs Still Life with Iris

Theatre performs ‘Still Life with Iris’

Story by Nathan Hills, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

The Baker University Theatre department will begin showing “Still Life with Iris” by Steven Dietz the morning of Sept. 26 through Saturday Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. The...

Freshman McKenzie Kuhlmann plays character Aunt Spiker during a scene in James and the Giant Peach. The play was held Sept. 27-30 in Rice Auditorium.

Theatre performs ‘James and the Giant Peach’

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor October 15, 2018

The Theatre Department performed “James and the Giant Peach” for its first production of the year. The play opened Thursday Sept. 27 at 7:30 with performances the following Friday and Saturday. There...

Left to right: Sophomore Erynne Jamison, freshman Dani Holland and junior Alyssa Glover perform Trojan Women last semester.

Theatre department prepares for semester

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, A&E Editor September 24, 2018

Change and excitement. These two words describe the upcoming semester for Baker’s theatre department. From preparing for a major festival to rehearsing new productions, and the addition of a new professor,...

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