In recognition of African-American History Month, the University of La Verne Department of Theatre Arts in conjunction with the Associated Student Federation (ASF) Forum and the Steven Kent Institute of Conscious Acting, present John O’Neal in “Stories from the Life and Writing of Junebug Jabbo Jones.”
Steven Kent, a theatre arts professor at the University of La Verne, has embarked on a beneficial journey to enhance students theatrical talents and abilities on stage.
Students at the University of La Verne are known to have close relationships with their professors but not many experience the controversy that threatens their professor’s livelihood and provokes sexual harassment accusations.
The Dailey Theatre at the University of La Verne has been the host of many theatrical productions, but now presents more than just a play.
Steven Kent, adjunct professor of theater arts, is more than just a professor at the University of La Verne. He is accredited as being a director, workshop leader and activist.
“No Exit,” by Jean-Paul Sartre showed for three consecutive nights in the Cabaret Theatre last week.
This past weekend I had the chance to see the musical “Inappropriate,” which is being called the next “Rent.” In it, eight teenagers, distraught, troubled and labeled inappropriate by society, express their fears, problems and emotions. Topics of rape, drug abuse, suicide, divorce and sexual identity are all expressed by the different characters.
It requires a warning label for explicit content. It questions sexuality and the meaning of its relations. It is a controversial and sensitive play that is sure to open the eyes of its audiences.
Philosophy. Existentialism. Theater. Criminal law. These four words do not seem to have much in common to most people, but to senior philosophy major Dustin Lorentz, they make perfect sense.
In the directing students class at the University of La Verne, students experienced their first project in their directing careers.