The November production of “Hamlet” showcased three alumni — Tyler Haugen ’14 directed, Jessica Smith ’11 directed fights and choreographed dances and Adam Raine ’09 designed lighting for the show.
The production was part of the School of the Arts’ new Creative Arts Series created to highlight the school’s departments — Art, Music and Theater and Film Studies — and showcase the variety of artistic expressions being created at St. Cloud State.
The series debuted fall semester 2014. The inaugural Creative Arts Series features 11 events and performances both on and off campus.
“The purpose is to highlight and promote the School of the Arts as a hub for creative arts in our community and to highlight the opportunities we provide for both our campus and broader community to experience the wide variety of artistic expression in multiple mediums,” said Dan Huwe, experimental learning and outreach coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts and the School of the Arts.
The series gives the School of the Arts a chance to celebrate well-known St. Cloud State productions such as “Music at St. Mary’s,” “Her Story, Her Song” and the “Film Studies Student Film Festival.”
It also gives the school a chance to highlight the unique strengths of the students and faculty that members of the St. Cloud and campus community might not otherwise get a chance to experience, Huwe said.
“The goal is to create an identity for the School of the Arts, to create a sense of belonging for our students, faculty and staff, to serve our community throughout and to bring another artistic voice to this area,” he said. “We want to involve our community as much as possible to broaden their experiences.”