Creative Showcase Raises Money for All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre!

This year’s creative showcase was a huge success and included juggling, singing, student films, and more. We want to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to all of our performers and everyone to donated to All-of-us Express!

Roial raised just over $200 for the children’s theatre! That money will be going into their scholarship fund for those kids who want to participate, but need a scholarship to do so.

If anyone in Roial is ever interested in working or volunteering for AECT, they are always looking for crew heads to help teach our youth about various crew aspects in theatre and summer camp instructors! If you want to learn more about us, Amelia is always happy to answer questions. Or call the office at 517-319-6957.

Thanks again for sharing your talents and supporting children in theatre!

Staged Reading of Code Blue by Kate Snodgrass

Roial is looking forward to an exciting addition to its season this semester taking place on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm. In partnership with the RCAH Center for Poetry and their Fall Writing Series, Roial will be putting on a staged reading of Code Blue, a one act play by award-winning playwright Kate Snodgrass. There will be a talk-back with Kate following the reading.

Additionally, Kate will be giving a talk in the Lookout! Gallery in Snyder Hall at 3:00pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2 entitled “The Birth of a New Play: How a Play is Developed, Reworked, and Born on the Stage.” On November, 3rd, there will be a screening of Kate’s play Haiku in Snyder Classroom C303 followed by discussion with Kate and haiku poets Francine Banwarth and Michele Root-Bernstein.

2014-03-11-SNODGRASS KATE SNODGRASS is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights' Theatre.  - Photograph By Kalman Zabarsky
KATE SNODGRASS is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre.
– Photograph By Kalman Zabarsky

Kate Snodgrass is the Artistic Director of Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and the Boston Theater Marathon, which she co-founded. She heads the MFA in Playwriting Program at Boston University and was designated a StageSource “Theatre Hero” in 2001, a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company in 2005-07, and a Milan Stitt Outstanding Teacher of Playwriting in 2010 by the Kennedy Center. She was awarded Boston’s Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence in 2012. The author of the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award-winning play Haiku and the winner of two IRNE Awards and a Gertrude Steinberg nomination, Kate is the recipient of a 2015 Tanne Foundation Award for her passion and commitment to the Theatre. Kate studied acting at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts and in NYC and is a proud member of the Dramatists’ Guild. Her short plays Bark’s Dream and The Last Bark were produced by Sleeping Weazel in 2015 and 2016, respectively.