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Western Illinois University Faculty to Perform at Ozark Actors Theatre in July

June 5th, 2021
Western Illinois University Faculty to Perform at Ozark Actors Theatre in July

A trio of Western Illinois University Department of Theatre and Dance faculty have been contracted to do a summer production of “Always…Patsy Cline!” at the Ozark Actors Theatre in Rolla, MO, July 8-18. Theatre and Dance Chair Tammy Killian, Associate Professor and Musical Theatre Director Lysa Fox and Professor Emeritus Bill Kincaid will perform the show on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Friday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The faculty group performed the show at WIU as part of the September 2018 Faculty Showcase. Kincaid is the play’s director, while Killian... Read More

Woods Honored with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

December 3rd, 2020
Woods Honored with Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Western Illinois University Theatre Professor Emeritus Jeannie Woods was recently presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. Woods retired from WIU in May 2018, after serving as an actor, stage director and theatre historian and chair of WIU’s Department of Theatre and Dance for more than a decade. “Of course, it is wonderful to be so honored, but I must say that the support and encouragement from my husband, Dan Woods, and my colleagues in theatre and education were essential ingredients in my success,” said Woods. “I... Read More