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Junior faculty receive seed funding from WSU

planting seeds - new faculty seed grantsBy Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

Nine junior faculty from across WSU colleges and campuses received New Faculty Seed Grants to kick-start development of their research, scholarly or creative portfolios. » More …

April 21: Kaha:wi blends indigenous, contemporary dance

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By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, a First Nations company based in Toronto, will perform its signature mix of indigenous and contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Washington State University’s Jones Theatre. » More …

March 31: Dungeons & Dragons-inspired play at WSU

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. — Laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and ’90s pop culture, Qui Nguyen’s action-packed dramatic comedy, “She Kills Monsters,” will open at Washington State University on Friday, March 31. » More …

Dec. 2: Presidio Brass quintet presents holiday favorites

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By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Rediscover classic holiday songs and carols through the majestic sound of a brass ensemble when Presidio Brass performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Jones Theatre at Washington State University. » More …

Dec. 1-10: ‘Eurydice’ a modern retelling of Orpheus myth

eurydice-webPULLMAN, Wash. – “Eurydice,” a playful but emotionally resonant dramatic comedy, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, 3, 8 and 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 at Washington State University’s Wadleigh Theatre. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists and breathtaking visual effects, it offers a fresh look at a timeless love story. » More …

Nov. 4: Western comedian performs ancient Japanese act

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

sunshine-comedian-headPULLMAN, Wash. – Bleached hair, blue-eyed comedian Katsura Sunshine will give a free standup act – while sitting down – of a centuries’ old Japanese tradition at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University. The performance in English is open to the public. » More …

Nov. 15: Memoir of growing up in the segregated South

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

tarantino-smith-headPULLMAN, Wash. – A dramatization of the 1943 book “Black Boy,” Richard Wright’s searing autobiography spanning childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Jones Theatre at Washington State University. It is recommended for ages 12 and older. » More …

Oct. 28: Julian Sands performs as Nobel poet Pinter

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

julian-sandsPULLMAN, Wash. – British actor and “A Room with a View” film star Julian Sands will perform “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” live at Washington State University’s Jones Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. » More …

Oct. 13: Comedy company takes aim at U.S. history

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By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Reduced Shakespeare Company will career through 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds when “The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition” comes to Washington State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre. » More …

Oct. 7, 8: Community kids’ auditions open for ‘Aladdin’

aladdinPULLMAN, Wash. – Children of kindergarten through high school age are invited to audition 4-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Jones Theatre at Washington State University’s Daggy Hall for the Missoula Children’s Theatre touring production of “Aladdin.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. » More …