Author: Georgie Riggs

Behind the Big Red Curtain: An inside look at “Into the Woods”

The theatre department debuted “Into the Woods” last Friday, but preparation for this semester’s mainstage show has been ongoing since auditions were held in August. The production staff spent the past two months assembling a complicated, challenging, yet ultimately rewarding piece of theatre. “This year is different because ‘Into the Woods’ is such a well-known show,” said Casey Deal, junior theatre major and assistant costume designer. “To make it different from what has been done before and what people have seen before is more challenging.” With costume sketching starting at the end of August, Deal worked under the tutelage...

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Trinity prepares for traditional holiday concerts

Though our thermometers might not show it, the Yuletide season is upon us and it is high time for some cozy Christmas music to figuratively warm us up. This weekend, the Trinity music department will host their two annual Christmas performances to provide you with some much-needed holiday musical entertainment. Both concerts provide a different aspect of Christmas music to ring in the season. The Christmas Concert will be held Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Laurie Auditorium. This concert aims to provide contemporary holiday cheer. With 13 songs and two sing-alongs, the concert will contain performances by...

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Diwali delights with dance and more

Saturday, Nov. 4, the South Asian Student Association (SASA) celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with its annual performance. This year’s celebration, comprised of dance, song, acting and tons of food, told the origin story of the iconic Indian landmark, the Taj Mahal. The skits detailing this history provided interludes between dance performances, but they also served to educate viewers on an important piece of Indian history. The story of the Taj Mahal included all of the historical drama Trinikids may have come to expect: royalty, romance, 14 children and O-Phi fraternity members testing out their comedic chops....

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Mabuhay celebrates Filipino culture on Trinity’s campus

Trinity’s Filipino Student Association (FSA) hosted the 12th annual Mabuhay festival last Friday in celebration of Filipino-American History Month. The event honored both traditional and contemporary elements of Filipino-American heritage through dance and food. “I think it’s important to have these cultural performances in order to bring to light the different backgrounds and traditions that people grew up with,” wrote senior neuroscience major and FSA president Erika Salarda in an email interview. “This show gives people from different backgrounds the opportunity to participate and learn these very cool dances that they may have never been exposed to, and to...

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Virginia Grise’s 4-minute master cleanse

Trinity continued the Latinx Heritage Month celebrations with a reading by playwright, director and performer Virginia Grise on Oct. 12 in the Holt Center. Grise grew up in San Antonio and earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. Connecting elements of Chicano and queer identity in her work, Grise creates art that both critiques systems of oppression and personalizes them. Her latest work “Your Healing is Killing Me” combines parts of performance art, poetry, lecture and even therapy. Framed around the concept of Mao Zedong’s “4 Minute Workout,” Grise synthesizes scenes from her own life into...

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