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The making of 'Too Much Unhappy': a hybrid theatre experience that tackles the complex emotions of the past year

(04/03/21 9:48pm)

“I’m really hoping that this show will let folks process and really feel where we’re at right now,” said Rebecca Bailey, the stage manager for the Department of the Performing Arts’ newest production, “Too Much Unhappy.”

Scenes that Stick: best friend betrayal in ‘The Social Network’

(09/26/20 7:53pm)

Picture this: You and your best friend start a company together. Sure, your friend can be conceited, but he’s also a genius, and you know that you’re both doing something important that supersedes ego. You two have started a company called Facebook, and it’s taking over the country. So you’re willing to overlook some of his worse qualities; it’s all cool.  

‘The High Note’ is a sweet but unremarkable story about the music industry

(06/08/20 3:53pm)

In a time when the coronavirus has completely upended life, including the movie industry, the movie “The High Note” offers a nice escape from reality. This is a world where you can still attend concerts, meet cute someone by bumping into them at the grocery store (masks not included) and go to parties without thinking of the health hazard. 

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh honored at Icons of D.C. event

(10/02/19 1:47pm)

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh urged AU students to get involved in local politics at an event honoring her on Sept. 25 in the Doyle-Forman Theater, hosted by the AU Public Relations Student Society of America, the Kennedy Political Union and the School of Communication. Cheh was this year’s recipient of the second annual Icons of D.C. award. 

Students want change from AU’s film program, and faculty say it’s on the way

(03/21/19 6:00pm)

While the film and media arts program in the School of Communication has only been around for about 40 years, the young program has managed to produce award-winning alumni, including SOC alumnus Charlie Wachtel. Wachtel earned his first Academy Award on Feb. 24 for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”