“Academic Renewal” Proposal to Consolidate Departments, Eliminate Faculty

By Jimmy Cassidy  The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Departments of Art, Drama, and Media and Communication Studies will be consolidated into a new School of Music, Visual, and Performing Arts in the fall of 2018, according to a pending academic proposal submitted by the Office of the Provost. The proposal, titled “Academic Read More …

Dramaturgy Student Wins Prize Promoting Women Playwrights

By Maria Rodriguez With a name like Catholic University, and a Drama department named for it’s founder, a priest, one might not at first guess look at the Hartke Theater as a source of advocacy for women playwrights. Lindsay Adams, female playwright and Catholic University graduate student in the MFA playwrighting program, has challenged that Read More …

From the Hartke to Signature Theatre – An interview with Stefan Alexander Kempski from “Road Show”

by Maria Rodriguez Not even having yet graduated, Stefan Alexander Kempski from Catholic University’s Department of Drama is currently performing in a local theater’s production of Road Show by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. Kempski, who took off a year from his studies at Catholic University to focus on acting opportunities, is playing multiple roles Read More …

Fall Arts Preview

Catholic University has a rich and legendary arts heritage. Between our Musical and Dramatic offerings, we cover a lot of ground in the performing arts. Check out this semester’s upcoming performances for a cultural quick fix. Drama: This semester’s offerings include a heavy presence by CUA’s Drama faculty. Catch the heads of the three major Read More …