School of Theatre

Five questions with Breanna Myles — FSU first-year student and Miss Teen USA 

For the past six years, Florida State University freshman Breanna Myles has competed in pageants with aspirations of being selected Miss Teen USA. Myles achieved this dream in November after becoming the first woman of African/Latina descent to represent Florida and win the prestigious title. At Florida State, Myles has continued her passion for performing and […]

FSU performing arts programs persevere through COVID-19 to train next generation of performers

With heavy hearts and a near-empty stage, the world’s live-performance pause has brought more questions than answers. At Florida State University, home to some of the best performing arts programs in the country, one thing is for certain — the show must go on. Now, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered in-person performances and […]

FSU College of Fine Arts faculty featured in virtual exhibition ‘What it Takes’

In a first-of-its-kind virtual faculty exhibition, Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) has brought together the six schools and departments in the College of Fine Arts for a celebration and exploration of the power of research in the arts. “What It Takes” features work from faculty across the college, showing the strengths, visions […]

FSU School of Theatre professor directs worldwide virtual experience 

The performing arts have debatably been one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with many more questions than answers, now is the time for creative exploration and collaboration.  Chari Arespacochaga, an assistant professor of performance at Florida State University’s School of Theatre, is part of a group that recently brought live-immersive theatre to a global audience online through a series of short Zoom-based experiences.   Arespacochaga is one of six directors who worked with PopUP Theatrics and the Juggerknot Theatre Company to create a one-of-a-kind interactive and […]

FSU Shakespeare scholar directs theatre students in young version of Hamlet

“To be or not to be, that is the question” is one of the most iconic theatrical lines in history, yet there is a different version of this soliloquy. And Shakespeare’s name is on it — printed clearly on the title page of the first printed edition of the play, now called the First Quarto […]

FSU School of Theatre puts the ‘beauty’ in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Florida State University’s School of Theatre will present a “tale as old as time” with its production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tells the classic fairy tale of Belle, played by Katerina McCrimmon, a young French maiden who doesn’t feel […]

National spotlight shines on FSU School of Theatre

Turn on your television, head to the cinema or buy tickets for the newest Broadway show, and chances are you’ll see a Seminole. That’s because Florida State University’s School of Theatre has earned a reputation as an acting hotbed — and it has the accolades to prove it. The school recently earned a top five ranking […]