Living It

The Penn State School of Theatre's primary mission is preparing literate, well-...

It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 100th Anniversary of Theatre at...

The School of Theatre at Penn State offers several graduate training programs in different areas...

The Man Behind the Dogs of 'Legally Blonde'

Elle and Bruiser

For those several thousand theatregoers who made the trek to the Playhouse to see Penn State Centre Stage’s production of Legally Blonde, you may recall Claire the Chihuahua as Bruiser, and Popeye the Bulldog as Rufus.

Nelken Line

Our theatre history students created a dance film to learn about choreographer, Pina Bausch in the spring 2018 semester, and The Bausch Foundation has placed our Nelken Line film in their archive of dance films from around the world! This project grew from Jeanmarie Higgins's theatre history class's dramaturgy project last spring, with Michele Dunleavy as Dance Leader, Charlene Gross on costumes, and Kikora Franklin helping us all to follow the steps.


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