Author: Austin Davidson

Follow-up: Trinity Theatre for Social Change

In late September, I watched the first showing of this semester’s Theatre for Social Change project. This is an ongoing project by Roberto Prestigiacomo, associate professor of theatre and human communication, to bring to light and discuss difficult issues such as sexual assault, depression and abuse. It was a honest and brutal performance and the actors did great in their roles, really bringing to life the emotions and consequences that follow domestic abuse. The show incorporated the audience, asking them to intervene when they felt it necessary and, by doing so, giving the audience a medium to test the...

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What great productions you have! A review of “Into the Woods”

I had the great pleasure of going to see the preview showing of Trinity University Theatre Department’s fall musical production of “Into the Woods.” To put it simply, I was blown away. From its magical set and awesome direction to the incredible individual performances, it could be one of Trinity’s best shows and is by far the best I’ve seen at the school. I wasn’t alone in this flowing of praise for the musical. “I loved it,” said Jess Jennings, a sophomore urban studies major. “Every time Kerry Madden was on, it was even more wonderful.” Madden, a junior,...

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How multi-talented students maintain momentum

Everyone at Trinity University is busy. Whether this is due to school, athletics, extracurriculars, Greek life or maintaining a social life, none of us seem to have enough hours in the day to get everything we want done. While the normal and, some might say, sane student should take 15 hours, the majority of students pile on the workload — they pack their schedules with 18 hours, retain membership in three student organizations, play intramural sports on the weeknights, all while having the constant pressure of homework. This is an insane amount of work, but some people are even...

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Distinguished organist performs at Trinity

It was a cool 65 degrees fahrenheit as I entered the Parker Chapel. The aisles next to me were sparsely filled with people of all ages, and a couple of younger kids squirmed in their seats as their parents settled in for the performance. I truly had no idea what to expect from the most recent guest of the Parker Chapel Recital Series, Jean-Baptiste Robin, a highly distinguished French organist. Robin’s accomplishments include a 2010 appointment as organist at the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, appointment as professor of organ at the Conservatory of Versailles, an artist-in-residence...

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Fall Concert a choral delight

I had a really wonderful time at the choir’s Fall Concert in Parker Chapel last Tuesday. I am in no way qualified to give an actual “review” of the choir concert, but what I can say is that everyone should attend Trinity choral performances. The chapel itself is beautiful and yet not too overpowering. It doesn’t distract from the performers, but it is quite a stunning building. I was surrounding by a surprisingly large crowd. Each pew in the church was filled with people, a honest blend of students, faculty and parents. We all clapped for a very long...

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