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Jheneay Watkins ‘24 (The Ringmaster), Rachel Lamarre ‘25 (Prince Ferdinand), and Ysabel Cardona ‘25 (Miranda) during a scene of “The Tempest.” (photo by Karesha Graham)

Theatre Department Kicks Off 2022-2023 Season with “The Tempest”

Nicole Lemire, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2022

The MCLA Theatre Department put on their opening performance of “The Tempest” on November 4 at 8pm, kicking off their 2022-2023 season. “The Tempest” is a play by William Shakespeare which...

Artist Jake Blount uses his music to tell the stories of black and indigineous communities, and emphasizes the importance of learning the history behind the songs. (photo by Johnluke Kunce)

Black and Queer Artist Jake Blount Gives Historically Inspired Concert

Lily Richard, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

A journey through historically inspired music was led by one artist, his violin, and his banjo at the Church Street Center. There was a positive student and community turnout for instrumentalist,...

Wang Chen is MCLA’s artist-in-residence for the next nine months, and recently gave a lecture describing their art and to give advice to aspiring artists. (Photo by Johnluke Kunce)

Artist-in-Residence Wang Chen Gives Advice to Student Artists in Lecture

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

Wang Chen, MCLA’s artist-in-residence for the next nine months, held a lecture in Murdock 218 on Thursday, October 13th to talk about some of their work and give advice to aspiring artists. Chen,...

Dance Co. recently held their auditions for the year and are looking to improve their numbers as COVID restrictions ease and enrollment increases.

MCLA Dance Co. Jazzed for New Opportunities

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2022

MCLA’s Dance Co. has only just started this semester’s work, but they already know that their final performances are going to be bigger and better than before.  “It is a lot of overall excitement...

Students Reflect on Dream’s Face Reveal, Tom Brady’s Divorce, and more

Students Reflect on Dream’s Face Reveal, Tom Brady’s Divorce, and more

Jillian Currier, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 14, 2022

In a world where so many people are glued to their phone’s all day, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of doom-scrolling, and knowing way too much information about random celebrities and...

Theatre Department Begins Work for Upcoming Production of The Tempest

Theatre Department Begins Work for Upcoming Production of The Tempest

Chloe Golebiewski, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

The Theatre Department has announced its upcoming production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Tom Truss, along with plans for other upcoming productions.    Laura Standley, Associate...

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