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First-Year DJ Roberts, as Emmanuel Prynne, and Sophomore Noah Johnso, as Elyot Chase, kiss during the run for the comedy Private Lives in the Bruner Black Box on April 24, 2024.

Private Lives shines light on the LGBTQ+ community

Celeaciya Olvera May 3, 2024

The Augustana Theatre Department allows at least one senior per semester to showcase their talent by directing a show in their Black Box theatre. This spring semester’s senior is Grey White, who directed...

Augustana theatre student writes original play

Celeaciya Olvera March 15, 2024

For the past two years, an Augustana student has worked to perfect their one act play. Junior Jean Tegtmeyer has finished “The Queen of Greeks” and is thrilled get the opportunity to showcase their...

Following the announcement of a new Film major, Augustana College equips students with cameras and iMac lab space in Sorensen.

Action! Film at Augie finds a new home

Sylvia Hughes February 28, 2024

Augustana has set the stage for student filmmakers with new state-of-the-art production spaces located in Sorensen Hall.  On Feb. 16, Augustana held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the film...

“Dracula: a feminist revenge fantasy” sinks its teeth into October

“Dracula: a feminist revenge fantasy” sinks its teeth into October

Fatima Martinez Gallegos October 13, 2023

With comedy, vampires and fake blood, “Dracula: a feminist revenge fantasy” intends to make you laugh, cry and enhance the power of women.  This play is an adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel “Dracula,"...

Alpha Psi Omega disbands

Zain Shrestha November 17, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 5, Alpha Psi Omega, the national honors fraternity, was disbanded. Without Alpha Psi Omega, this could mean an end to the existing fundraisers these groups host and a lack of safe space...

Junior Jonathan Quigley, Junior Jonathan Meir, and Sophomore James Wheeler rehearse their lines for the Crucible.

Fall preview of Augie drama

William Sikich September 13, 2018

This fall, the Augustana Theater Department promises entertainment for a wide variety of theatergoers. On September 28th, director Shelley Cooper will treat fans of musical theater to Augustana's production...

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Students in the Theatre Department rehearse the spring play, dressed as hippies in the Vietnam Era. This year, Augustana Theatre’s spring production, directed by Jennifer Popple, is a twist on a classic Shakespeare play. “As You Like It” combines Vietnam with Shakespeare’s wit, to tackle modern issues of identity, gender and love.

Students explore identity in 'As You Like It'

April 30, 2015

Shakespeare’s famous words and 1960s second wave feminism are two things that can be expected of the spring production of “As You Like It.” The application of the Vietnam War era brings a new spin...

Jennifer Popple brushes her daughter, Anya’s hair while eating breakfast and getting ready for school. Popple has two children with Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department.
Photo by Madison Rodgers.

A Look Behind the Stage: Popple leads in theater and gender studies

March 26, 2015

Mother, wife and professor: Jennifer Popple holds all of these titles. Popple is married to Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department at Augustana College. They have been married for five years...

Hilton-Morrow to release textbook

October 12, 2014

Wendy Hilton-Morrow has two faces: one as a dean at Augustana and the other an author. Her latest book, “Sexual Identities and the Media: An Introduction,” was sent to press. The textbook, which is...

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