Reduced Shakespeare Company comes to Xavier Professional performers visit Xavier to lead an improvisation workshop

By: Patrick E. Phillips The Department of Music and Theatre welcomes the acclaimed Reduced Shakespeare Company to Xavier University to lead students through comedy and improvisation workshops. The group is coming during a visit to Cincinnati for the run of its upcoming show “The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)” at Playhouse in the Park. The most jaw-dropping trait of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s productions is that they are performed by only three actors: Dominic Conti, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor. The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a three-man comedy troupe that performs reduced, shortened versions of major literary works and broad … Continue reading Reduced Shakespeare Company comes to Xavier Professional performers visit Xavier to lead an improvisation workshop

“Go Forth, Spread Positivity”

By: Patrick E. Phillips The coming of November marks the final stretch of the semester. For college students, this means cramming for final exams, wondering why we procrastinated on our final papers and wishing that winter break would get here sooner. Xavier University Department of Art’s 2D Design class decided to alleviate this anxiety with its campus-wide project “Go Forth, Spread Positivity.” Using chalk, yarn, finger-paintings and leaves, 2D Design students displayed encouraging messages to motivate students through the final stretch of the semester. 2D Design professor Jonathon Gibson led the class through the project. “The project was initially about … Continue reading “Go Forth, Spread Positivity”

Celebrating Halloween with MAD style

By: Patrick E. Phillips Student Activities Council (SAC) ushered Halloween with Muskies After Dark (MAD), offering free caramel apples, Halloween arts and crafts and a free haunted house set up on the Xavier Yard.   SAC also brought in Comedian Melissa Villasenor. Clubs like the Student Organization of Latinos and Xavier Players participated in MAD by working craft stations and manning the haunted house. Many students came to enjoy the event.           Continue reading Celebrating Halloween with MAD style