Website Departments — Theatre

Digging in

As the earth around BPAC is being dug up to make way for the new elevator, I thought it would be interesting to dig a little into the past of Theatre Simpson. The college archivist, Cyd Dyer, sent me a paper written in 1965. The paper, “A History of Dramatics at Simpson College,” was by Neil Bys ’65 who wrote it for a speech course. The paper tracks the development of the academic programs in speech and theatre while also looking at the plays that have been produced on campus. More…

An Empty Space

Yes, Simpson College now has a beautiful empty space south of Blank Performing Arts Center. With the two houses on Detroit removed and tons of dirt hauled away, there is an open expanse from the street to the south side of the building. It is a stunning sight. Of course the space will not be empty for long. In a matter of months the addition will begin to fill that space. More…

The work has begun

Blank Performing Arts Center will be “under construction” during the 2010/11 academic year. The addition will improve both the academic and performance programs at Theatre Simpson. With the tearing down of two houses on Detroit Street the work has begun. More…