Steven Kent, who recently retired from his position as the University’s director of theater, died July 12 in his Los Angeles home. He was 74.
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The College of Arts and Sciences recognized faculty members for their commitment to excellence Friday at the Alumni Awards in the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center.
Steven Kent, director of theater, gave students, faculty and community members his last “storytelling” rendition of the theatrical and educational work he has done throughout his life Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room.
The theater department’s production of “Three Sisters,” by Anton Chekhov, is an adaptation of a 20th century Russian classic that began its run Tuesday.
Issues such as eating disorders, divorce, single motherhood, victim blaming and alcoholism were portrayed Wednesday through Saturday as the final projects of the Theatre and Community course taught by Steve Kent and Alma Martinez in Jane Dibbel Cabaret.
Campus and community arts events for the week of May 15, 2015.
Campus and community arts events for the week of May 8, 2015.
When theater and community collide, the motifs are endless. Taught by Steve Kent and Alma Martinez, the University of La Verne’s Theatre in Community class looks to explore just some of the surrounding communities’ most poignant social issues.
Dead babies and dysfunctional families color the comedy “The Marriage of Bette and Boo.” The University of La Verne Department of Theatre Arts cast performed the black comedy with intelligence and vulnerability as they dealt with issues regarding alcoholism, postpartum depression and verbal domestic violence.
The theater department’s production of Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” brings the black comedy to new dimensions.