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Looking behind the scenes of “La Divina”

Abigail Larson April 16, 2021

“La Davina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” is a one-woman show, written and performed by Shelley Cooper, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts at Augustana. The play details the life of Maria Callas,...

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Natalie McMillan April 17, 2020

The upheaval in Augustana students’ and faculty’s life can be distressing to some of the community's mental health. Despite the changes in classrooms and pushed back graduation, Augie’s community...

Theatre Department announces changes with semester switch

Jackson Mainellis April 16, 2019

Big changes are on the horizon for Augie as next year’s monumental semester transition draws closer to of program and department changes. The switch from trimesters to semesters puts Augustana in uncharted...

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...

Shelley Cooper is the newest addition to the theatre department at Augustana. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann

Musical theatre professor brings unique experiences and enthusiasm

September 7, 2017

Shelley Cooper, Augustana’s newest professor in the theatre department, had a fairly roundabout trip before arriving in the Quad Cities.  With the experiences she has gained in her travels and the enthusiasm...

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