Hesston College to host summer theatre camps for community students

Young actors can switch up the typical summer activities and hone their thespian skills, techniques and creativity during one of Hesston College’s two separate workshop-style summer theatre camps. Students ages 14 to 18 can participate in “Broadway in the Black Box,” June 19 to 24, and students ages 11 to 14 will be “Wandering the […]

First playwriting festival to feature seven original plays

This spring, Hesston College will debut a play writing festival entitled “From Pen to Paper to Performance,” that features seven original plays by local writers. It’s the first of what Hesston College Theatre Director Rachel Jantzi hopes will become an annual tradition. “I was pleased with the number of submissions we received for this first-time […]

Pen to Paper to Performance: Script writing contest deadline extended to Feb. 22

This spring, Hesston College Theatre, led by Rachel Jantzi, is hosting a script writing contest called Pen to Paper to Performance that encourages creativity – both on-campus and in the wider community. Submissions are due By Wednesday, Feb. 22. Eight selected submissions will be chosen to be produced in the final showcase event on April […]

Hesston College to present a fall performance filled with laughter

The Hesston College Theatre Department will present four public performances of the fable “Fools,” directed by Rachel Jantzi, Oct. 27 to 30, in the Helmuth Studio Theatre in Keim Center on the Hesston College campus. “Fools,” by Neil Simon, set in the small village of Kulyenchikov, Ukraine, during the late 19th century, tells the story […]

Music and theatre performances part of Commencement Weekend

Arts enthusiasts can enjoy several performances to close out the 2014-15 academic year during Hesston College’s Commencement Weekend May 8 to 10. Students in the college’s Directing class will direct one-act plays in two performances during the weekend – at 7 p.m., Friday, May 8 and at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9. Both performances will […]

Theatre program to host summer theatre camp for middle school students

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s summer theatre camp June 1 to 6 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp. Students ages 11 to 13 are invited to participate in the weeklong workshop. The […]

Little Women to allow audience to reconsider the definition of success

Hesston College Theatre will present three showings of the musical Little Women March 27 to 29 at Hesston Mennonite Church. The show will be at 7 p.m., March 27 and 28, and 3 p.m., March 29. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women is the well-known tale of the four imaginative March sisters […]

Hesston College performing arts to close year with music theatre showcase

Performing arts students in Hesston College’s Music Theatre Workshop will present a music theatre showcase at 7 p.m., Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, in the college’s Northlawn Studio Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure a seat. Six […]

College to host summer theatre camp for middle school students

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s first summer theatre camp June 2 to 7 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp along with recent Hesston College theatre graduates. Students ages 11 to 14 are […]

Hesston College Theatre weaves famous comedy into a circus

by Quinn Kathrineberg Hesston College Theatre will present five performances of Molière’s seventeenth century comedy, “Tartuffe,” directed by Laura Kraybill, Feb. 26, 28, March 1 and 2 in the Northlawn Studio Theatre on the Hesston College campus. The play, first performed in 1664, follows the story of a wealthy household who gets tricked by an […]