The Department of Speech & Theatre at JSU invites you to a panel discussion focused on the continuing events concerning the Michael Brown murder case in Ferguson, MO, and the resulting grassroots movement growing in the Jackson community and the nation.

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Press Release

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“Miss Evers’ Boys” Opens Thursday!

November 5th, 2014 by speech

Miss Evers' Boys, directed by Mark G. Henderson, opens Thursday at 7pm at Rose McCoy Auditorium. Don't miss it!



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Brown Bag Research Talk: Nadia Bodie-Smith

October 31st, 2014 by speech

Dr. Nadia Bodie-Smith, assistant professor of theatre and coordinator of theatre studies, presented her talk,"Redirecting Gender: Working with the Effeminate Actor" on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the Holden Reading Room on the fourth floor of the H.T. Samspson Library.

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Miss Evers’ Boys – Nov. 6-10, 2014

October 28th, 2014 by speech

See the new YouTube promo video for Miss Evers' Boys, coming November 6th to the Rose McCoy Auditorium:

Click this link to view the video…


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Congratulations to 2014 KCACTF Nominees

October 14th, 2014 by speech


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College of Liberal Arts advisor Courtney Brookins, Speech and Theatre Transfer Advisor Laura McDavitt, and Speech and Theatre Freshman/Sophomore Advisor Dr. Nadia Bodie pose for photos during the Homecoming Advising Session.  On Saturday, October 11th, College of Liberal Arts and Departmental advisors met with hudnreds of local and out-of-state band students in a successful recruitment drive, resulting in many new students for programs such as Criminal Justice, Psychology, Art, Speech, Theatre and Music.

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Kids Kollege / Speech & Theatre Collaboration

September 18th, 2014 by speech


Theatre major Jenilyn Saul, a junior from Louisiana, working with Kids Kollege on the Rose E. McCoy Stage. The project is a semester long joint collaboration between the Dept. of Speech & Theatre and Kids Kollege. At the end of the year, students will present a performance.

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Auditions for Miss Evers’ Boys – Sept. 18th

September 15th, 2014 by speech


Auditions for "Miss Ever's Boys" will be held this Thursday, September 18th at 6pm in the P. Studio. No monologues required, cold readings only.

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Professor Prince Duren’s play, “Like Fine Wine”, will be one of the plays performed at a fundraiser for the Corbin Senior Centre in Spokane Washington on November 1st.

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