Alison Belnap, a theatre alumna of both our TAS and Graduate program and an adjunct faculty member for 10 years, was featured on the front page of The Universe last week. Alison, whose husband Dean is the HFAC Building Co-ordinator, then went to BYU Law School and graduated in 2011 and is now the assistant dean there. The article was part of the #Remarkable WomenAtBYU series and can be accessed at http://universe.byu.edu/?s=Allison+Belnap&orderby=date&order=desc.
- College/University Student Production — Long Form: Fiction/Non-Fiction: Without a Rope, Nick Dixon and Willem Kampenhout
- College/University Student Production – Director: Your Cocoon and You, Dallin Cerva
- College/University Student Writer: Nick Dixon
The top story of BYU’s The Universe is “Film on LGBT Mormons to Screen at BYU,” with well over 1,340 likes. Scott Raia’s film, “Pride and Faith,” did screen twice last week, once at the media arts forum, and once at a screening on Friday night. The media arts forum on Thursday in F-201 was completely full. Students watched the film and then a panel fielded questions from the audience. The panel included Brad Barber (Scott’s faculty mentor), Bobbie Lee, Nate Christofferson, Scott Raia, and Benjamin Thevenin. The Friday night screening also played to a full audience, with a lengthy Q&A with the crew afterwards moderated by Brad. From The Universe Article: ” The documentary, written and directed by BYU alumnus Scott Raia, explores the complex lives of two LGBT students as they reconcile their identity and faith. Raia filmed “Pride and Faith” during his senior year for his capstone project as a film student.” To read more, go to http://universe.byu.edu/2014/10/23/film-on-lgbt-mormons-to-screen-at-byu/
Last week, the theatre department at Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, WA, invited Wade Hollingshaus to visit and lecture on a topic from his book, Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie (Scarecrow Press, 2013). Wade’s lecture, “A Political Bowie,” was about David Bowie’s artistic eclecticism and the democracy inherent in it. Wade enjoyed the trip and the great turn out and support from the faculty and students at CWU.
TMA and DVA Business Manager, Thaylene Rogers, was featured in the Marriott School of Management’s Alumni Magazine, Fall issue. Thaylene is pursuing an Executive MBA, which she will complete in April 2015. From the article, “In her current position Rogers enjoys seeing art, theatre, and film projects go from a list of purchases to a finished product.” To read the complete article, go to http://marriottschool.uberflip.com/i/394573/ and turn to page 44.