Arts News

Ode to the Poets

Carmen Gimenez Smith
Even before internationally acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni joined the Virginia Tech faculty three decades ago, poetry has been an enduring strength of the university, surprising and delighting generations of Hokies. This fall, Virginia Tech poets are continuing to shine, with a range of re...
Troy Fujimura
On a night where Virginia Tech’s best qualities were displayed on stage, it was a product of them helping cast the spotlight. “The biggest takeaway from my time here that I use every day on the job is the techniques of problem solving I learned,” said Troy Fujimura, a Hokie who graduated with deg...
Ceruti String Quartet
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts has announced its upcoming 2019-20 season of performances by students, faculty members, and guest artists. The season begins on Aug. 30 with a faculty/guest artist recital and will continue through May. Many of the more than 100 events are free. ...
Costumer designer and graduate student Laura Vitale makes an adjustment on a costume for the upcoming production of “As You Like It.”
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts’ production of “As You Like It” opens April 23 for eight performances in Squires Studio Theatre. One of William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, “As You Like It” follows Rosalind into the Forest of Arden as she is banished from the court by he...
Heather Massie recently brought her one-woman show, “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr," to the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. Massie, a Blacksburg native and Virginia Tech alumna, wrote and performed in the play.
In the opening scene of “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr,” the eponymous actress once dubbed “the most beautiful girl in the world” answers a landline telephone ring. It’s 1997, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation is calling to tell her that she will receive the organiz...
Students rehearse a scene from “The Foreigner.” Pictured, from left, are Gideon Nelson, Joey Barth, Grant Batdorff, Sarah Hogan, Caleb Smith, and Leah Alpaugh.
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts presents the comedy “The Foreigner,” opening Feb. 26 for eight performances in the Squires Studio Theatre. Susanna Rinehart, faculty chair of theatre and cinema, directs the play, which won two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as ...
Anthony Kwame Harrison teaches a class, “Foundations of Hip Hop.”
This exhibit documents and celebrates the academic and extracurricular history of hip hop at Virginia Tech.
Annie Stevens (left) and Andrea Venet make up the percussion duo “Escape Ten.”
What do you think of when you hear the word “percussion”? Drums? Marching? Someone striking something? For Annie Stevens, director of the Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, percussion is storytelling involving a sonic and visual feast showcased by a variety of instrument combinations. “A Night...
The artwork of visual arts faculty member Meaghan Dee alludes to the style of shadow puppetry that can be seen in the “Poe’s Shadows” installation.
“Poe’s Shadows,” an immersive theatrical installation inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, will open on Halloween in the Cube of the Moss Arts Center and continue through Nov. 4. “Poe’s Shadows” uses the 360-degree cyclorama and spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, a state-of-the-a...
Angels in America graphic with crying eyes
Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches” opens in Squires Studio Theatre on Nov. 7 and will run through Nov. 14 for a total of seven performances.