John O'Connell, Dean
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
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Meet Thom Hofrichter from First Presbyterian Theater and Lauren Nichols from all for One productions. Thom will discuss his role in God of Carnage now playing through September 22 (watch here) and Lauren will tell us about A Peculiar People, which opens September 21 (watch here).
Chat with J.L. Nave from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic to discuss their new season (watch here) and Craig Humphrey from the IPFW Department Theatre to learn more about The Miser, which opens September 28 (watch here).
Leslie Hormann from Fort Wayne Youtheatre will tell us about Adventures of Huck Finn opening October 5 (watch here) and Paul Hoverman from the Niswonger Performing Arts Center will give us an update of their upcoming events (watch here).
Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo (director of keyboard studies/piano) from the IPFW Department of Music and IPFW music major Jason Simon (piano performance) will talk about Jason's upcoming performance in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 (watch here) and Jonathan Maag and Robert Shoquist, technical directors from the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will discuss the creative new energy they bring to the sets and lights (watch here).
Rukmini Vijayakumar (classical Indian dancer) will discuss her upcoming performance at IPFW (watch here) and Linn Bartling and Rick Fischer will share information about the Renaissance in Roanoke festival and art exhibition (watch here).
Jeff Casazza from the IPFW Department of Theatre ("The Women of Lockerbie") (watch here) and Dr. Robert Bean, chair of the IPFW Department of Music will discuss the fall and winter seasons (watch here).
Brian Wagner from Arena Dinner Theatre (watch here) and Rich Najuch and Joel Froomkin from the New Huntington Supper Club (watch here) will tell us what's coming up through the end of the year and beyond.
We'll chat with Tim Zimmerman of the King's Brass about his Branson Christmas show (watch here) and his December 1 benefit concert at St. Joseph United Methodist Church and with Jason Markzon and Dan Swartz, who will tell us about the first Fort Wayne Fringe Festival taking place January 31-February 3 (watch here).
Join us as David Blackwell discusses the Fort Wayne Area Community Band's holiday concert (watch here) and Liz Monnier shares the details of Fort Wayne Dance Collective's "Nuts & Crackers" dance performance (watch here).
Patricia Weiss and Derek Decker talk about their upcoming two-person adjunct faculty ceramics and paintings show in the IPFW Visual Arts Gallery (watch here) and Dr. Barbara Resch, associate dean of the IPFW College of Visual and Performing Arts tells about the Indiana Music Educators Association State Convention that is taking place in Fort Wayne (watch here).
Justin Johnson, gallery events director at the University of Saint Francis, will discuss upcoming events and shows (watch here). Todd Frymier, director, chats about the upcoming production “Almost, Maine” at Arena Dinner Theatre (watch here).
Rebekah Hubley and Melissa Duffer from Huntington University share stories and images of their Haiti photography exhibit (watch here). Lorelei VerLee and Hope Sheehan from Creative Women of the World retail shop in downtown Fort Wayne share their mission and vision (watch here).
John O’Connell, director, and Leslie Hormann, assistant director, drop by to discuss the production, cast and crew of “Oliver,” a joint collaboration between the IPFW Department of Theatre and Fort Wayne Youtheatre (watch here). Dean O'Connell also chats about the upcoming spring schedule of performances and exhibitions at the College of Visual and Performing Arts (watch here).
Maestro Robert Nance, president and artistic director of Heartland Chamber Chorale joins us to discuss the upcoming season (watch here). Jim Gabbard, continuing lecturer in the IPFW department of visual and communication design, discusses the upcoming People of Cien Fuegos exhibit in the IPFW Visual Arts Gallery (watch here).
Craig Humphrey, director, talks about “The House of Blue Leaves,” (watch here) the next production at First Presbyterian Theater. Phillip Colglazier, director of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” discusses this show that will be on stage at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre (watch here).
Kira Downey and Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo tell us about the Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s music series, Music on Old Mill (watch here). Jonah Crismore, executive director of Cinema Center, drops by to talk about the Oscars and upcoming events (watch here).
Karen Gibbons-Brown from Fort Wayne Ballet joins us to talk about the upcoming production of “Cinderella” (watch here) and J.L. Nave from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic gives us the inside track on the Audience Choice concert (watch here).
Sue Davis from the Orchard Gallery gives an overview of what’s happening at the gallery this spring (watch here) and Sam Savage and Brianna Gamble talk about the IPFW Opera Ensemble’s production of “The Magic Flute.” (watch here)
Jeff Casazza and Heather Moser discuss the IPFW Department of Theatre’s production of “Orlando” (watch here) and Laura Lydy from the IPFW Department of Music talks about the upcoming Guitar Ensemble concert (watch here).
Hope Wallace from Wassenberg Art Center talk about the center and upcoming events (watch here) and Daniel Reuning and Tom Remenschneider from the Bach Collegium give the details on their season finale (watch here).
Elizabeth and David Mikautadze from the Mikautadze Dance Company join us to chat about their next performance (watch here) and Dan Swartz from Wunderkammer Company tells us about the new gallery space and upcoming events (watch here).
Gloria Minnich, Hamilton Tescarollo, Brennan Stillman and Morgan McClarnon from the IPFW Community Arts Academy drop by to talk about children’s arts and performance education programs this summer. Watch the art and music segment here and watch the dance and drama segment here.
Greg Mendez from the Decatur Sculpture Tour joins us to talk about the new sculpture tour (watch here) and All Moll from Foellinger Theatre gives the rundown (watch here) on this summer’s performance schedule.
Bill Brown and Troy Ganser from the Downtown Improvement District talk about Buskerfest (watch here) and Christopher J. Murphy and Reid Henry from Blackhawk Summer Theatre discuss Blackhawk's upcoming production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” (watch here)
Kirby Volz from the Summer Music Theatre talks about their production of “9 to 5” opening July 12 at the IPFW Williams Theatre (watch here) and Bob Miller and Kira Lace Hawkins from Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw discuss their summer season (watch here).
Jack Hammer, director of the Three Rivers Festival, tells us what’s happening with this year’s festival that runs July 12-20 (watch here) and IPFW’s Andres Montenegro chats about his latest animation short that was featured at the Annecy Creative Focus Festival in France in June (watch here).
It’s all about the next great season of theatre as guest host John O’Connell talks with Thom Hofrichter from First Presbyterian Theater, (watch here) Phillip Colglazier from Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, (watch here) Brian Wagner from Arena Dinner Theatre (watch here) and Lauren Nichols from all for One productions (watch here).
Nikki Fultz from Fort Wayne Pride is on hand to give the details on Fort Wayne Pridefest taking place July 26-27 (watch here) and Charles Shepard gives us the background on the glass invitational running through September 29 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (watch here).
Jonathan Busarow and Denice Beights from the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will be on hand to talk about Choralfest August 5-9 (watch here) and Tim McLaughlin drops by to tell us about the North Manchester FunFest by the River taking place August 8-10 (watch here).
Mandie Kolkman from the Philmore on Broadway will chat about the upcoming Maurice John Vaughan concert August 9 (watch here) and Allen Etter and Lucas Carter tell us about their new film, “Cerulean,” that premieres at Cinema Center August 9 (watch here).
David Blackwell and Marlene Lobsiger will share the details about the Four Freshman Society Convention taking place at the Fort Wayne Convention Center September 5-7 (watch here) and Tena Woenker will talk about Taste of the Arts, taking place August 24 (watch here).
Sarah Payne and John Souder stop by to tell us about this year’s Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival August 29-September 1 (watch here) and Amy Cox and Matt Landry from the Lion & Lamb Festival will chat about this new event taking place August 31-September 1 (watch here).
IPFW Fine Arts alum Julie Toles will be on hand to tell us about her new printmaking studio, Hedgehog Press (watch here), and Kristen Guthrie from Visit Fort Wayne talks about their event, “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown,” taking place September 8 (watch here).
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