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Andrew Bullard (’17) | Theatre

Andrew Bullard (’17) | Theatre

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Andrew Bullard considers himself more of a sidekick than a leading man — more Donald O’Connor than Gene Kelly, to use one of his favorite movies, Singin’ in the Rain, as an example. But he’s selling himself short. The junior theatre major from Colleyville exudes a light from within, his passion for his craft so […]

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Savannah Ochran (’18) | Theatre

Savannah Ochran (’18) | Theatre

By on June 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments

When Savannah Ochran (’18) added ACU to her list of schools to visit, her mother raised a simple question: “Why would you go to West Texas to study theatre?” The teenager from Tyler, Texas, wasn’t looking for just any theatre program, however. The quality it produced and opportunities it offered mattered to her, of course. […]

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Alumna finds success as New York City casting director

Alumna finds success as New York City casting director

By on January 10, 2018 in ACU News, Alumni News with 0 Comments

In a move that took her from Abilene Christian University to the bustling streets of New York City, theatre graduate Ally (Bonneau ’14) Beans has stepped from her spotlight on stage to a career behind the scenes. In April, Ally joined her former boss, casting director Daryl Eisenberg, to form their own company. Eisenberg/Beans Casting […]

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Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

Theatre alum Lara Young to headline Lights Up!

By on October 22, 2017 in Campus News with 0 Comments

ACU Theatre graduate Lara (Seibert ’06) Young will light up the night at the Lights Up! Cabaret event Lights Up on Lara at The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene on Nov. 4. Young has starred on Broadway in Chicago (as lead Velma Kelly), Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz, Pippin, A Christmas Story, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein and recently as a swing in War Paint. All proceeds […]

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Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

Homecoming 2017: The Cats are Back!

By on October 18, 2017 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Homecoming 2017 will take place Oct. 19-22, featuring favorite events as well as new traditions, including tailgating and the first Homecoming game in the new

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Theatre major uses African dance in outreach to children

Theatre major uses African dance in outreach to children

By on June 21, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Passion for theatre, passion for kids and a passion for her cultural heritage. Alisha Taylor found a way to combine all three as she led an African dance workshop for local children that emphasized more than just style and technique. More than 20 children attended the workshop, many of whom were from Treadaway Church of […]

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Theatre alum strives to stay true to her faith

Theatre alum strives to stay true to her faith

By on September 22, 2016 in ACU News, Alumni News

Jasmin Richardson (’09) transforms into many characters as she presents herself on international musical tours, cruise ships and most recently as the face of Clinique. But while she takes on each role, Jasmin stays genuine – faithful to herself and her convictions in the ever-changing world of performing arts. “Acting is just honesty in the […]

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ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

ACU Remembers: Gayle Taylor

By on October 14, 2014 in ACU Remembers with 2 Comments

A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. in Abilene Christian University’s Chapel on the Hill for Linda Gayle Taylor, 68, who died Oct. 12 in Abilene. Taylor, who endeared herself to tens of thousands of students while working at ACU for 20 years, was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Abilene. She graduated […]

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10 Questions with Dawne Meeks

10 Questions with Dawne Meeks

Life sometimes comes full circle. That’s something  Dawne (Swearingen ’95) Meeks, director of this year’s Homecoming musical Big Fish, can tell you about. Meeks came to ACU as a freshman in 1991, the same year Adam Hester (’77) became chair of the theatre department. After graduating from Abilene Christian in 1995, she went on to […]

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10 Questions with theatre chair Adam Hester

10 Questions with theatre chair Adam Hester

By on September 16, 2013 in Academic News, Campus News with 1 Comment

Longevity was probably not on the mind of Adam Hester (’77) when he took the reins in 1990 of the Abilene Christian University Department of Theatre from his ACU mentor, icon Dr. Lewis Fulks (’48). But Hester, now professor and chair, and the late Fulks have largely been the face of ACU’s esteemed program for […]

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