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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Bread and puppets meet activism in VT

Bread and puppets meet activism in VT

Lucy Kelly, Features Staff Writer April 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated April 24 at 4:44 p.m. to correct the name of a river. Returning from their recent tour, “Finished Waiting” and approaching their 60th anniversary, Bread and...

Sophomore Jordan Barbour, first year Spencer Cook, junior Taylor Slonaker, first year Katie Ovitt, and first year Abbie Hazelton (left to right), during their performance of “The Origin of Annoyance” by Evan Dodge, a first year.

Students direct and perform plays at Fringe Fest

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer April 5, 2022

As the chandeliers in Ira Allen Chapel dimmed, colorful lights lit the stage for an evening of performances by the University Players. The University Players, a student-run theater club, began preparing...

The School of the Arts in CAS inspires creativity

The School of the Arts in CAS inspires creativity

Mary Kueser, Opinion Columnist February 23, 2022

I went to a high school called School of the Arts. It was sort of like Hollywood Arts from “Victorious,” unfortunately without the cool lockers. I spent my first two years in the theater program,...

Actors rehearse for their upcoming performance of An Enemy of The People in the Royall Tyler Theatre March 17. The play was live streamed March 18-20 and there was limited in-person viewing.

It’s six feet apart for the actors of UVM Theatre’s most recent production

Elizabeth Roote March 22, 2021

As the main lights dim, the only excitement filling the Royall Tyler Theater is from the actors, director and stage crew. The hustle and bustle grows backstage, as the company prepares to perform in front...

John Forbes, professor and resident lighting designer, monitors computer readouts during a rehearsal of the theater department’s “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 18. Forbes has a Master of Fine Arts in theatre lighting design from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Stage managers make magic backstage

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer February 27, 2020

While actors take the mainstage, stage managers are the movers and shakers of the UVM theatre department.  The department puts together three mainstage shows each academic year, and this month, they...

Theater department to present The Wolves and The Normal Heart

Theater department to present “The Wolves” and “The Normal Heart”

Anya Kauffman October 8, 2019

UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is putting on two fall plays, one that is an all-female cast, and one that is a mostly male cast.  Premiering Oct. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5-6 at 2 p.m., will be...

The cast of the UPlayer’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” strike a pose in rehearsal at the end of the opening number. There will be two matinees of the show at 2 p.m. April 14 and 15, with one evening performance at 7 p.m. April 14.

UPlayers present spring musical

Eleanor Webster, Staff Writer April 12, 2018

College students will throw it back to their middle-school days when they don thick-framed glasses, parachute pants and sweater vests for a musical coming to town this week. Don’t miss your chance...

The UVM Theatre Department will open its spring semester show “Peter and the Starcatcher” Feb. 22 in the Royall Tyler Theatre.

UVM Theatre Department Brings Creative Take on Classic Story

Ella Webster, Staff Writer February 21, 2018

Ever wondered how Peter Pan came to be? How Tinkerbell got her pixie dust? How Captain Hook became the marauding pirate we know today? “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the Tony Award- winning prequel...

Students to write and perform a play in a single day

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2017

Even with unlimited time, creating a play is an overwhelming task for most people. But, participants in this year’s Red Eye Drama festival have only 24 hours. The event will challenge small, randomly...

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