• TDPS accompanist Bob Novak composed music for the dance film “Dancing Around the World," which won the Silver Palm for the Mexico International Film Festival. It will be shown at the EX/Art Film Festival in Pavia, Italy and at the Museum of Art in Bologna in September 2018, as well as at the following festivals: RIFF Festival in Norway, Mexico International Film Festival, and Elevate Festival in Chicago in October 2018. See trailer above.

  • Cary Gillett and Jay Sheehan's 2016 book, The Production Manager’s Toolkit, was featured in Stage Directions magazine, in which they share their inspiration and process for writing the book. Read more here.

  • Dance professor Crystal Davis published a chapter in The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education (2018). The chapter, “Tendus and Tenancy: Black Dancers and the White Landscape of Dance Education,” co-authored by Jesse Phillips-Fein, looks at dance education through a critical race theory and whiteness theory lens. Read more here.

  • Design professor Jared Mezzocchi was nominated for a Suzi Bass Award for his set design for “Ripe Frenzy” at Synchronicity Theatre. “Ripe Frenzy” was written by playwriting professor Jennifer Barclay to address the issue of school shootings. Go team TDPS!

  • Christina Banalopoulou (PhD ‘18) published an article in the Performance Philosophy Journal about the Greek Debt Crisis.