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Polaroid Stories The Sketch Show Process Blog and Upcoming Residency
Students for Diversity Looking for Dancers to Model Clothing Collection Ethics of Policing: Film and Discussion
Full Ammo Improv Show and Workshop Maestro is Casting for Voice Actors Multicultural Fair Participation
52 Pickup Hiring Stagehands for School of Music  
  Tailors Wanted  

Polaroid Stories

By: Naomi Iizuka
Directed by: Eric Raymond Johnson

Polaroid Stories challenges the audience with a series of vignettes and loosely connected visceral subplots about homeless youth. Inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, the play uses Greek mythology to reveal the violence, addiction, relationships, and poor choices of its characters. 

Opening Tuesday September 18th, with shows Thursday 20th, Friday 21st, and Saturday 22nd at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center

All shows at 7:30 pm -*- All seats $8.50 general admission

Tales From The Saber Sea: A Full Ammo Improv Show

Shiver your timbers! It's that time of the month again. After all of your looting, plundering and pillaging you need to be relaxed and amused by a whole hour of fully improvised comedy. As is so often the case we will be aboard the good ship Room 6 in the Theater building. Parrots and rum not provided

Tonight at 7pm!

The Sketch Show

The Sketch Show is a live variety show featuring a unique blend of comedy and music performances. The show will form as a result of collaborative efforts from a diverse background of Penn State students and organizations. Writers, actors, musicians, artists, and production specialists will develop comedic sketches and musical numbers that reflect on current events, highlight the absurdity of life, and serve as an original and fresh form of entertainment. 

Click here to apply now!

If you have any questions or concerns please email us at

Ethics of Policing: Film and Discussion

Can art and film make a difference? 

Aquila Kikora Franklin, Associate Professor of Theatre/Dance
Amanda Renee Knox, Director, Night Call (2017)
Elle Jae Stewart, Writer/Actress, Junior (2017) (MFA Theatre Alum '16)
Pearl Gluck, Director, Junior (2017), Associate Professor of Film

JOIN US! Watch these award-winning films, Junior and Night Call, and discuss them with directors, writers, and actors. 

Friday September 21st at 4:30pm * Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
This event is free and open to the public

Penn State Students for Diversity

The Penn State School of Theatre's student run diversity organization is looking to recruit passionate students who would like to aid in expanding and celebrating diversity inside and outside the School of Theatre. 

If any questions please contact Deniz Himmetoglu at or (814) 812-6484

Polaroid Stories Process Blog and Upcoming Marike Splint Residency

The School of Theatre's Dramaturgy & Performance students are keeping a process blog for the School of Theatre's production of Polaroid Stories (opening Tuesday!) that includes research and interviews with the performers and designers (like Jack Williams, Clara Hanahan, Deanna Howard, and more). Next up for the Dramaturgy & Performance students is a residency with performance artist, Marike Splint!

Looking for Dancers to Model Clothing Collection

I am a local designer with my own fashion label: artfink. The label is based on recycled, upcycled clothing. I am in need of dancerly models to do a photoshoot for my current collection. I can’t pay you, but models are free to use the photos from the shoot on their social media. I need one or 2 girls (18-25) for about 4-6 hours on a day TBD before end of September, to shoot jackets, shorts and tops. Guys can apply too.

You can view the clothing here:
Instagram: finkbyartfink

Modeling is all about attitude! I need someone with positive energy and good movement skills and a sense of style and fun. The philosophy of my brand is “second chances”.

Please send photos & contact info and your age, height and measurements to:

Mulitcultural Fair Participation

On Saturday, September 22 State College will host its first Multicultural Fair (see the line of people participating below). They have reached out to the School of Theatre to see if any students might be interested in presenting ANY type of performance (monologue, scene, song, poem, dance, art...) to represent the LGBTQ community. The performance could be be anywhere from 2-15 minutes and would take place in the Borough building downtown at 3:00 pm.  

If you have an idea and are interested please email Austin Eyer at Thank you!

Performances (with proposed schedule):
12:00 – Mayor Hahn/CDG Welcome
12:10 – Eric Ian Farmer (local folk music)
12:30 – Roots of Life Ensemble (West African dance and drumming)
12:45 – Happy Valley Chinese School (Chinese dance)
1:00 – PSU RAM Squad (Urban fusion dance)
1:15 – PSU Taiko (Japanese drumming)
1:30 – Patrick Littlewolf Brooks (Native American dance)
2:00 – Los Tikis (South American folk musicians)
2:30 – Joy Robertson (bellydancing)
3:00 – PSU Theatre/LGBTQ  (if able)
3:15 – Patrick Littlewolf Brooks or his wife
3:30 – Rince na Leon (Celtic dance)
4:00 – close/breakdown

Maestro is Casting for Voice Actors

Maestro (a videogame) is a story driven experience about music. The project is looking to cast female and male voice talent for a variety of acting roles. 

Short Synopsis: A young middle school band teacher is cast into an alternate dimension along with famous composers from throughout history. Under attack from music itself in this strange realm, he must conduct each maestro's legendary scores to save them from the notes they once wrote.

If you are interested and would like more information, email

School of Music Hiring Stagehands

The School of Music is looking to hire students to work as Stagehands and A/V Production Assistants. 

To apply, please use this link:

Tailors Wanted

Balfurd Dry Cleaners is very busy with school back in session and is looking for additional tailors. Ideally they are looking for someone who could, at a minimum, do simple hemming and fitting of our clients.  This person would also be able to learn additional skills from the 2 VERY talented FT tailors already on staff.  Flexible hours are available.

For more information please email Monika Manter at

Casting for Stranger Things Season 3

Strange Things looking to cast male and female actors who have had or currently have experience in participating in a marching band. Age range 18-30, all ethnicities. 

They are also looking to cast general actors and photo doubles. For more information please visit:

52 Pickup

by: Katie Nixon

52 Pickup is Katie Nixon's first full-length play that explores the coping process after trauma. What happens when you are left alone to pick up the pieces? The solo piece incorporates original choreography by Nixon and new music composered by Nixon and Alex Shallenburger.

Post show discussions will be lead by counseling professionals and the creative team five minutes after the show.

52 Pickup has been made possible through the Student Engagement Network and The Blackbox Theatre Company.

December 1st, 2nd, and 6th at 7:30 pm

Studio 6, Theatre Building

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