• Machinal opens Feb. 20

    The Cornell College theatre department's production of "Machinal," considered on of the greatest examples of Expressionist theatre, runs Feb. 20, 21, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. Read More

  • Expert puppeteers coming to campus

    Three nationally recognized puppeteers from the Puppet Kitchen in New York City will be in residency at Cornell College this spring. They will teach courses, work with students, and direct a play based on Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s 1874 “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Read More

  • Almost, Maine starting Nov. 7

    The Theatre Department at Cornell College is presenting "Almost, Maine," a romantic comedy written by John Cariani starting Nov. 7 in Kimmel Theatre. Read More

  • Underground Play festival features Cornell connections

    Theatre Cedar Rapids' fifth annual Underground New Play Festival, which starts Thursday, features a number of Cornell College connections, including a writer, director, and actors. Read More

  • High school students welcome to Audition 101

    High school students who plan to audition for college music or theatre scholarships will learn valuable tips at Audition 101: A Crash Course in Preparing for Your College Performing Arts Scholarship Audition on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Cornell College. Read More

  • 2014-15 Fine Arts Calendar

    Cornell’s fine arts events for 2014-2015 include a performance by Quink, a collaboration between the Cornell Theatre Department and NYC's Puppet Kitchen , a Cornell Studio & Emeriti Art Faculty Exhibition, and the annual holiday choral concert. Read More

  • Fulbright sending Wenger to Turkey

    Emily Wenger ’14 is capping four years of involvement in English and theatre with a Fulbright in Turkey, where she hopes to continue studying and teaching both. Read More

  • Cornell College Theatre Department presenting “Here and Now”

    The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will put on the devised theatre piece "Here and Now" April 25 and 26 and May 2–4. Read More

  • Sacred Heart Archive in weeklong residency

    Members of the Sacred Heart Archive are on campus for a week-long residency to support the ensemble cast of "Here and Now." The residency will conclude with two workshops and a showing of the company’s devised production, "The Key Said Run and the Door Said Fly." This free performance will be held on Saturday April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimmel and will be followed by a post-show discussion open to the public. Read More

  • Welcome Reception and Dinner for Aoyama Gakuin Women’s Junior College

    Cornell College will welcome five female students and two faculty members from Aoyama Gakuin Women's Junior College (Tokyo, Japan) with a welcome dinner and reception Feb. 24. Read More

  • “Elephant Man” opens Feb. 21

    Cornell College's Theatre Department is producing the Tony Award-winning play "The Elephant Man." The show runs Feb. 21, 22, 28, and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Read More

  • Staged reading of “Virtue” Nov. 14

    The Cornell College Department of Theatre is hosting a staged reading of Tim Slover’s "Virtue" on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. on the Cornell College campus in the Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. The audience is invited to remain in the theatre for a talk with the cast, playwright and director following the reading. This event is intended for mature audiences. Read More

  • “Birth Witches” connects students with professionals

    During Block 2, a dozen visiting artists joined Cornell students and faculty to produce the world premier of Jennifer Fawcett’s play “Birth Witches.” Read More

  • HAIG Lecture: the absolute queen

    Kirilka Stavreva, department of English, will discuss the use of queenship in Julie Taymor's 2010 film, The Tempest, which cast Dame Helen Mirren as Prospera in Thomas Commons Nov. 7, 11:10 a.m. Read More

  • Cornell professor appearing in Coe College production

    As part of an ongoing collaboration between the Cornell College and Coe College theatre departments, Cornell theatre professor Jim Van Valen is performing in Coe's production of "Proof" in late September. Read More

  • 2013-14 Fine Arts Calendar

    Cornell’s fine arts events for 2013-2014 include a performance by The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, a co-production with Riverside Theatres of “Birth Witches” with Guest Director Artist Leda Hoffman, a variety of Luce Gallery shows including sabbatical work from art professor Tony Plaut opening Sept. 1, and the annual holiday choral concert. Read More

  • Show about parental loss coming to Mount Vernon

    “A Little More Than You Wanted to Spend,” Chris Clavelli’s heart-warming one-man play about parental loss, is coming to the First Street Community Theatre in Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 for one performance only. Read More

  • Theatre department presenting Cloud 9 starting April 26

    The Department of Theatre at Cornell College will present Caryl Churchill’s comedy Cloud 9 April 26 and 27 and May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m. in the Plumb-Fleming Studio Theatre. Directed by Janeve West, Cloud 9 reveals the ties of colonial oppression and the bindings of post-colonial identities through cross-dressing, gender switching, and uproarious laughter. Read More

  • Avenue Q runs Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3

    Cornell College will present "Avenue Q" Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 and March 3 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. The show follows recent college grad Princeton, his former child-actor landlord, his Internet-addicted neighbor, and the rest of his colorful friends as they cope with the struggles of romance, careers, personal identity, and the ongoing search for one’s purpose in life. Read More

  • Theatre students in Chicago explore 20 shows in 20 days

    During the course "Theatre and the Arts in Chicago," fifteen students enjoyed 20 professional productions in 20 days. Led by Cornell theatre professor Jim VanValen, the course also provided many opportunities to interact with theatre professionals. Read More