Wednesday, February 27, 2019
"It’s comforting and exciting to see Point Park fostering connections with professional theaters. It’s an example of the fact that training is working; script analysis, movement, and voice and speech are all pivotal to telling this story with justice," said Vanessa Vivas, theatre major.
Friday, February 8, 2019
"I teach screenwriting for film and television, so the number one thing I do is make sure I’m also engaged in writing my own creative projects. I really believe strongly that I must stay active in the industry in order to be an effective teacher," she says.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
"What surprised me about this workshop was how interactive it was. We got to experiment with their equipment and I was chosen to get blasted by the blood cannon - it was an amazing experience," said student MacKenzy Cline.
Monday, January 28, 2019
"My professional experience is what makes me a valuable instructor. The theater is an ever-changing industry. So, I try to bring in examples of productions I have worked on to allow the students to have tangible references as they are learning about a specific topic," Mauk said.
Monday, January 21, 2019
The cast features Tony Award-winning actor and Broadway veteran Anthony Crivello as Santiago, David Cabot as Hemingway and 2018 B.F.A. in theatre alumnus Gabriel Florentino as Manolin. Simon Cummings, from Cello Fury, is creating and performing original music for the show.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Peter Matthew Smith, a former Point Park theatre major, and Edred Utomi made their Pittsburgh Playhouse debut hosting a Q&A with students. Smith is "King George III," and Utomi plays "Alexander Hamilton."
Monday, October 8, 2018
Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company opens its bold 2018-19 season with Contemporary Choreographers, a diverse selection of pieces from renowned choreographers who stretch the boundaries of dance.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Point Park University welcomes 12 new full-time faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. These faculty bring both industry expertise and real-world professional experience into the classes they teach.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
After 28 months of construction, the painstaking deconstruction and reconstruction of three historic-facades, and the unprecedented restoration of a 22 stained-glass-paneled ceiling from Pittsburgh’s historic Stock Exchange Building, the gleaming new Pittsburgh Playhouse is ready for its close-up.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
“Being perennially ranked among the most-represented schools on Broadway is confirmation of our Conservatory’s consistent track record in developing successful artists,” said Paul Hennigan, Ed.D., president of Point Park.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
“We take a great deal of pride in guiding our students through all areas of the artistic process,” said Aaron Bollinger, M.F.A., chair of the theatre department. “This kind of recognition validates the impact we are having on our students as we prepare them to build long and successful careers.”
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Point Park came in at No. 5 on this year’s list, while being hailed as “hands down the best college in the country that offers both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance.”
"Without the knowledge I acquired in my animation classes on various programs, I would not be able to understand what Animal staff are referring to when discussing projects in meetings or when new design techniques are being taught to me," Ondik said.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Powell joined the dance faculty in 2017 and teaches classical ballet, men’s technique and Entrepreneurship and the Arts, which helps seniors prepare for life as freelance artists post-graduation.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
“Concerts will feature diverse repertoire by some of the dance world’s renowned movers and shakers, and trending, emerging choreographers," said Garfield Lemonius, chair of dance.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Lauren Gerlowski — who graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University this past Saturday with bachelor’s degrees in both global cultural studies and dance — recently presented a research paper at the American Association of Geographers 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
"On these trips, our students interviewed with companies from around the nation, attended workshops and connected with industry professionals," said Associate Professor Stephanie Mayer-Staley.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Fourteen acting and musical theatre students will represent the Conservatory of Performing Arts in the 2018 New York City Senior Showcase, held May 7 at the Westside Theatre - Downstairs.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts hosted 1,300 young artists from Australia, Canada, Taiwan and across the United States for the 2018 National High School Dance Festival Feb. 28 - March 4.
"I chose Point Park because they were one of the only schools that offered the major I wanted. The location of the campus is perfect too, because it's within walking distance of the best things in Pittsburgh," she said.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
"To succeed as a filmmaker, you need passion and commitment. Read and write as much as you can. Watch as many films as you can ... Most importantly, go out and make your films," advises Park.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Pioneer Records and the Campus Activities Board at Point Park University hosted a show Nov. 1 featuring the retro rock band Super American, along with special guest bands Chase and the Barons and Young Lungs, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Friday, October 27, 2017
"One of the many ghosts who like to haunt this place is the Lady in White," said Kim Martin, producing director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse. "I've heard that at night she paces the balcony of the Rauh Theatre calling her dead husband's name."
Friday, September 29, 2017
"Our dancers total well-being is important to us, and we want to ensure that our students are provided with access to resources to be truly successful at Point Park," said Garfield Lemonius.
Friday, September 15, 2017
"Working on Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse is amazing! I worked in the existing Playhouse in Oakland and am very familiar with those theaters. I can only imagine what faculty and students will be able to do in the new Playhouse," said Philip Irvin.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Point Park University welcomes 14 new full-time faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. These faculty bring their industry expertise and real-world professional experience into the classes they teach.
Monday, July 18, 2016
The annual All-Access SAEM High School Summer Workshop, held July 11-14 this year, once again immersed students into the real-world business operations of sports, arts and entertainment management.