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Millikin 剧院和舞蹈学院

Millikin officially broke ground on its new Center for Theatre & Dance during a ceremony held on May 18, 2018. 该 new Center promises to be a centralized location for creativity to be cultivated, fostered and displayed, and will also provide a new venue for Millikin performing arts to delight, inform and inspire audiences.


Located at the former site of the Richards Treat University Center, Millikin’s Center for 该atre & Dance also has four acting studios, two dance studios, two design classrooms and practice rooms as well as all-new modern theatre equipment and LED lights. 

Gifts have been made to support fundraising efforts by our community of generous alumni, community leaders and Board of Trustees. Fundraising efforts are ongoing. You can give now to help support the Center for 该atre & Dance. View the full Center for 该atre & Dance video playlist

现在给予 CFTAD命名机会


What was the former site of the Richards Treat University Center has now become an architectural marvel that is Millikin University's new Center for Theatre & Dance. 该 $29 million project has created a lot of excitement around Millikin's campus since breaking ground in May 2018.

该八月开业,新中心设有260座柔性剧院,包括管弦乐队,阳台和科技馆,带有张力丝网。由Decatur的设计公司BLDD-Carson Durham设计,该项目的主要建筑师,了解中心需要特殊,但在其他校园建筑中均匀。



几个月,Millikin大学校园社区一直在目睹了新的风景变化 Center for 该atre & Dance,全部从2018年5月开始突破。

This August, the change is complete. Millikin's newest facility has opened its doors to students, faculty and staff, and for the College of Fine Arts and the School of 该atre & Dance, this change has been a long time coming.


May 7, 2020: Millikin receives $100,000 gift for new Center for 该atre & Dance

Millikin University has received a generous gift of $100,000 from Dr. 保罗和雪莉斯坦利 to support Millikin's new Center for 该atre & Dance. In addition to the $100,000 contribution, the Stanleys also made a $50,000 contribution toward the project during Millikin's "Transform MU" capital campaign.



March 25, 2020: Millikin School of Theatre & Dance recognized as a Top 该atre Program in the Midwest, a leading online resource for performers, providing content tailored for actors, musicians and dancers, has recently recognized Millikin University's School of Theatre & Dance as one of the "Top College 该atre Programs You Might Not Know, but Should in the Midwest."


“帮助学生找到合适的计划,这并不是很容易的任务,并且有很多事情要考虑,” perfomerstuff.com写道。 “随着今年试镜的记录数量,比以往任何时候都比以往任何时候都更重要,因为他们有兴趣的学校列表。我们的名单充满了具有惊人产品的课程。”



The Millikin University School of Theatre & Dance has announced the launch of a new Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theatre and Performance Studies degree program to replace its current Bachelor of Arts in 该atre degree program. Students can be admitted into the new degree program starting in fall 2020.

该 剧院和绩效研究计划中的BA 保留了Millikin现有BA在戏剧计划中的灵活性,但培训促进培训专注于帮助学生开发分析技能,并以创建自己的戏剧艺术。




New York alumni and friends在5月,大蓝蓝色访问了这个大苹果的年度 School of 该atre & Dance 学生展示。在旅途亮点中,Trustee Eric Zollinger.'97举办了一个晚间接待 帕特里克州总统白 和他的妻子克里斯;校友和朋友出席了几款百老汇制作,包括Milikin Alums,包括Scott Taylor Rollison '96和Anthony Norman '15;和令人兴奋的 Center for 该atre & Dance 施工更新在年度剧院和舞蹈校友接待处。

During the reception, Trustee Zollinger also pledged to quadruple gifts made on or before June 28 in support of the Center for 该atre & Dance,总共25,000美元。如果您还没有贡献,或者希望提供额外的支持,我们邀请您利用此限制机会,使您的礼物成为有影响的四倍。

Center for 该atre & DanceMake your gift today to support the Center for 该atre & Dance, w这里 student-artists, faculty and the surrounding community will join together and engage in the arts. This is the moment. Millikin is the place. 你是区别.









Michael Maize ’96In early March, Michael Maize ’96, Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre, returned to Millikin University to share his professional expertise with 该atre & Dance students. Michael is well-known for his accomplishments in both film and television, including roles in “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” “Eagle Eye,” “True Blood,” “Castle,” “Charmed,” “Without a Trace” and “CSI: NY.” During his two days at Millikin, Michael spoke with students about his experiences as an actor in Los Angeles and New York and led a workshop in which he worked on camera scenes with students.

In all likelihood, the next time Michael visits his alma mater, the University’s new Center for Theatre & Dance will be bustling with student-artists, faculty, staff, and community members. This revolutionary, collaborative space will offer the School of Theatre & Dance a centralized location — one w这里 Performance Learning can be taught, creativity can be fostered, and the craft of theatre can be transformed. 该 talents of both Millikin and local community artists can be brought to light as we work together to collectively commit to the development of this new cultural center in the heart of Decatur.

This is the moment. Millikin is the place. 你是区别。 Join us in making a gift to support the Center for 该atre & Dance, w这里 future student-artists, faculty and community can join together to experience the arts. We need your financial support.




center for theatre and danceConstruction on the Center for 该atre & Dance is fully underway. BLDD Architects Inc. and CORE Construction are setting the stage for a revolutionary, transformational building rising from the site of the former Richards Treat University Center.

目前,该项目正在按计划进行。尽管天气恶劣,但建筑机组人员已经能够在其他领域弥补工作放缓的地区。 12月份交付和安装了大量钢,这使得地下室封闭并加热混凝土板的浇注。


Millikin University officially broke ground on the new Center for Theatre & Dance during a ceremony held on May 18, 2018. The new building will feature a 260-seat flexible theatre which includes an orchestra pit, balcony and tech gallery with a tension wire grid. 该 Center will also feature lighting and sound labs, a costume studio, a costume classroom, collaboration spaces, and offices and support facilities for current staff and room for growth.

Millikin's new Center for 该atre & Dance will also incorporate four acting studios, two dance studios, two design classrooms and practice rooms as well as all new modern theatre equipment and LED lights.





It’s the end of a year. And the beginning of a new era. Millikin’s new Center for 该atre & Dance is coming into focus.

As this revolutionary building will begin to resemble architectural renderings in 2019, the Center for 该atre & Dance promises new advancements for creativity to be taught, fostered, and displayed. Please consider a gift of lasting legacy. Contributions made on or before Dec. 31 qualify for a 2018 tax deduction.

现在是时候。 Millikin是这个地方。

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center construction


millikin center for theatre and dance

We’ve seen great progress on the construction for the Center for Theatre & Dance this fall. 该 first concrete was poured on Oct. 3, 2018. It’s exciting to see foundation walls take shape, as seen from images provided by Trustee Emeritus Dr. Steven Huss’ airplane.


筹款努力正在进行中; 今天送礼物 and be a part of building the foundation for the Center for 该atre & Dance.




In May, we asked you to support the new Center for 该atre & Dance through the #BuildingOndreams..,行动II:我在!倡议。

目标: 250名捐助者在2天,5月16日至18日。

结果: 我们超过了我们250名捐助者的目标,从Mu Trustee获得了慷慨的10,000美元挑战礼品 Eric Zollinger. '97!感谢所有帮助的所有人,为SotAd造成这种情况!

Your support of Millikin, the 剧院和舞蹈学院, and the new Center for 该atre & Dance is incredible. Together, our energy, love, and giving make the Center a reality for all of us.



2017年4月7日:Bravo! Bravo!

Thank You Video

4月3日至7日,我们问道 剧院和舞蹈学院 alumni, students and friends to support the new Center for 该atre & Dance through the #BuildingOndreams. 项目。

目标: 4月3日至7日仅需五天250名捐助者。

结果: 344你的呼吁上升了,达到了10,000美元的匿名匹配挑战,而且捐款仍在进来。今天总计超过62,000美元。令人惊叹。谢谢!

With your support, you made a strong statement about the critical need for a new building ASAP. And you clearly had some fun, as seen by the great response to the T&D faculty and staff video shenanigans of last week.





April 3, 2017: An Important Message from Eric Zollinger, 该atre & Dance Alumnus and Class of 1997

Eric Zollinger. ’97Dear Millikin 该atre & Dance Alumni and Friends,

No more waiting ... with great enthusiasm I can share with you the news of the proposed Center of 该atre & Dance. In a re-imagination of the project, Millikin总统帕特里克怀特Provost Jeff Aper.院长劳拉德福德, 随着 剧院和舞蹈学院, have selected an architect to work with us on the 项目。 该 proposed re-imagination is a newly constructed building incorporating changes in the industry, and the conceptual designs have been approved by T&D faculty as meeting the needs for a growing 剧院和舞蹈学院. How exciting for a “NEW” building versus plans that repurpose existing space.


这不是一个秘密这是过去和当前学生多年来的梦想,这就是为什么我相信适合这种品牌 建立梦想倡议。以上渲染是初始提案的一部分,捕获毫克建筑审美和所需空间量。




金额并不重要 - 这是这里的目标是捐助者的数量。这是我们的机构的遗产;你是那种丰富的传统和遗产的一部分!

  • 社交媒体:将此活动的词传播到您的朋友和同胞校友。
  • 做个礼物:每个礼物都很重要(例如,25美元,50美元,100美元,10万美元!),并将让我们更接近目标。随意地 现在捐款。校友捐赠者的百分比以及给出的金额有助于我们利用更大的礼物。如果我们从我们的剧院学校和舞蹈校友的高比例获得支持,这将是一个强大的信息。 立即进行一次性或重复的礼物。所有礼物都是税收扣除!
  • 建立联系方式:您是否知道对支持有价值的资本项目有兴趣的基础或慈善事务?您是否为提供慈善捐赠的匹配的公司工作?咨询您的雇主和/或联系 Mandi Landacre Podeschi '02,发展高级总监 有问题,想法或匹配礼品通知。
  • 推荐学生: Millikin wants to continue attracting quality students for its internationally acclaimed T&D program and for Performance Learning in majors across the institution.
  • 保持联系! Tell us your stories. Your successes make up our best arguments for raising support for the Center for 该atre & Dance, whatever your career. How did your Millikin experience prepare you for the path you are forging?


Your participation is needed and appreciated! We welcome your engagement in the process and ownership of seeing this plan through fruition. As a T&D alumnus, your representative on the Board of Trustees, and chair of the new 该atre and Dance Advisory Council, I want to make sure your voice is heard. If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts, please feel free to contact me at 或917.763.9079。


Eric Zollinger. ’97



Eric Zollinger.'97