几个月，Millikin大学校园社区一直在目睹了新的风景变化 Center for Theatre & Dance，全部从2018年5月开始突破。
This 八月, the change is complete. Millikin's newest facility has opened its doors to students, faculty and staff, and for the 艺术学院 and the School of Theatre & Dance, this change has been a long time coming.
The new building also features lighting and sound labs, a costume studio, a costume classroom, collaboration spaces, acting studios, design classrooms, practice rooms, modern theatre equipment and offices and support facilities for current staff, with room for growth. The innovative facility houses all areas of study within the nationally recognized School of Theatre & Dance.
Theatre news website BroadwayWorld.com caught up with Mary Black, director of the School of Theatre & Dance, to get an 全访问新建筑 并找出Millikin的程序脱颖而出的是什么。
"Millikin's School of Theatre & Dance offers rigorous conservatory-style training within a small-school, liberal arts environment. We value small class sizes and close faculty interactions, but also offer a wide variety of opportunities to work on plays, musicals, dance, opera, devised theatre and theatre for young audiences," Black said. "We also offer a variety of unique programs, including a completely student-run production company, a semester abroad in London, our New Musicals Workshop program and the Shakespeare Corrected program."
Millikin's Center for Theatre & Dance is a centralized location for creativity to be cultivated, fostered and displayed, and provides a new venue for Millikin performing arts to delight, inform and inspire audiences. Black says students will be able to "learn performance, directing, design, production and management in all new spaces equipped with the latest technology."
The current 新冠肺炎 pandemic has altered some things at Millikin University for the academic year, specifically with how courses will be conducted. Millikin is offering in-person, hybrid and remote learning options. Additionally, the audition process for the School of Theatre & Dance is going to look a little different this year.
“这些建议是有原因的，我会鼓励学生跟随他们，”她指出。 “我还会鼓励试镜学生找到让自己带到工作的方法。我们希望将您视为角色，而不是模仿发起百老汇角色的表演者。不要害怕害怕是独一无二的。 “