Performing Arts

Fine Linen Theatre grows into Rolla fixture — with plenty of help from Missouri S&T community members

Posted by on October 16, 2018

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Sixteen years ago, Dr. Keith Nisbett and his wife, Kim, didn’t set out to create an entrenched artistic home for amateur actors across south-central Missouri. As homeschool parents, they simply wanted to provide eldest daughter Amy, then a teenager, with the opportunity to perform on stage.That first show — From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, an adaptation of a popular children’s book — quickly became a full-fledged production. And as the nonprofit theater has laid down roots in Rolla, it’s evolved from a Nisbett family affair into a full-fledged community theater, with a healthy dose of participation by Missouri S&T students, staff, other faculty members and the community.

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S&T’s multicultural theater production promotes understanding, receives first-time grant funding

Posted by on October 9, 2018

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Missouri S&T’s commitment to inclusive excellence will be apparent in the university’s upcoming multicultural production of “Anon(ymous),” a contemporary play about a young refugee’s inaugural journey through the United States that’s been reimagined from Homer’s “Odyssey.”

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Student-run detective noir comedy keeps you guessing ‘til the end

Posted by on September 18, 2018

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Missouri S&T’s collegiate theater society presents its 2018 play this month – a comedic parody of classic detective murder mystery films. Performances of “Kill Me, Deadly” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Black Box Theatre in Room 143 Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

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STEM Monologues depicts hurdles for women in science, tech, engineering and math — in their own words

Posted by on November 7, 2017

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The challenges faced by women in the male-dominated fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are well-documented, and pervasive. While more than 56 percent of college students on U.S. campuses are female, the percentages of women earning degrees in the fields collectively known as STEM hover at less than half that rate. In the workplace, women represent nearly half of the U.S. workforce but account for just 28.4 percent of American scientists and engineers, according to the National Science Foundation.

Beyond those statistics, though, are countless personal stories: withering accounts of casual discrimination; demeaning remarks that continue to sting years later; diminished expectations by classmates, professors, coworkers and supervisors; and in the most severe cases, sexual harassment and sexual assault. Those personal stories are at the heart of “The STEM Monologues,” a new play being performed by the Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology over the next two weeks.

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Missouri S&T bands to make sweet music with the 399th Army Band

Posted by on February 10, 2017

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The 399th Army Band from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will join the Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony for a free concert in February. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

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Three Missouri S&T choirs to perform Nov. 14

Posted by on November 7, 2016

Hear an evening of music at Missouri University of Science and Technology’s fall choir concert this November. The Chamber Choir, Men’s Chorus and University Choir will all perform at the event, titled “Modern Choral Masterpieces.”

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Missouri S&T orchestras to perform fall concert in November

Posted by on November 2, 2016

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Symphony and Chamber Orchestras will perform their fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 17, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

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Missouri S&T bands to perform fall concert

Posted by on October 21, 2016

Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Concert Bands will present their fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 30, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

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Missouri S&T Jazz Bands to perform at Leach Theatre this month

Posted by on October 14, 2016

Two Missouri University of Science and Technology jazz bands will hold their fall jazz concert on Friday, Oct. 21. Preceding the concert, the Missouri S&T jazz combo will perform at 6:30p.m.

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The Capitol Steps to bring musical, political comedy to Leach Theatre stage

Posted by on October 11, 2016

Leach Theatre will welcome the musical parody of Capitol Steps on Oct. 24 as part of the 2016-17 Campus Performing Arts Series at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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