TWU Offers Little Chapel Wedding Package
Redbud Theater To Be
DENTON — Texas
Woman’s University will retire Redbud Theater later this year,
following a facilities assessment that identified the need for a
new performance space. The assessment is part of an aggressive building
and renovation program that includes a new campus in Houston, construction
of new student housing and renovation of the Old Science Building
in Denton and improvements to the Dallas-Parkland campus.
Cost is the primary factor
in the decision to close the 45-year-old building. Plans for replacing
the theater are in the early stages. Drama classes and performances
will be held at other locations on campus to ensure that the program
remains strong and is a vital part of the School of the Arts.
“TWU is committed
to providing state-of-the-art facilities to support its excellent
academic programs, including drama” said Dr. Carolyn Gunning,
interim provost. “Holding productions in other venues will
allow audiences to experience TWU theatre in new ways and take the
program to new audiences.”
Faculty and administrators
are determining other locations on campus where set design, costuming
and lighting classes currently taking place in Redbud can be held.
Some off-campus production venues already have been secured.
suitable alternative performance sites on campus, in Denton and
in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,” said Sharon Benge, TWU drama
program director. “Locations at TWU could include the gardens,
Margo Jones Performance Hall, the Patio Building and the amphitheatre.
Creative Denton sites include an old farm property, a Victorian
house and even a bowling alley. Additionally, we have secured the
galleries in the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art and a small thrust
theater in downtown Fort Worth for productions in the late fall.”
For Further Information
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456