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10/23/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Carmella Cuomo, Dance Major
"The most rewarding part about being a dancer is the feeling you get after you know you did your personal best at something. That is when I feel the most alive."
10/18/2017 Dance Alumnus Returns to Campus to Host Master Classes with Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Meet James Gowan, a 2015 B.F.A. in dance alumnus.
10/12/2017 Point Park Students Share University Experience With Their Parents at Family Weekend 2017
“This was my first time participating in Family Weekend. I was so excited to show my mom around the city so that she can see just how mesmerizing it is,” said student Princess Winder.
9/29/2017 Dance Department Hosts The Renfrew Center to Educate Students About Eating Disorders
"Our dancers total well-being is important to us, and we want to ensure that our students are provided with access to resources to be truly successful at Point Park," said Garfield Lemonius.
9/26/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Daymon Long, Cinema Production Major
"I chose Point Park because I knew I wouldn’t just be a number in a room - I'd have the opportunity to have true relationships with the people who are educating me."
9/15/2017 Theatre Production Alumnus Installs Stage Rigging in New Pittsburgh Playhouse
Irvin earned a B.F.A. in theatre production and is a stage rigging installer for Pittsburgh Stage, Inc.
9/8/2017 Accounting and Dance Alumna Working for Ministry of Health in New Zealand
Meet Kiri Richards, 2010 accounting and dance graduate and principal advisor for the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
9/6/2017 B.F.A. in Dance Program Ranked as One of 10 Best in the Country
Point Park University is ranked No. 8 on this year’s OnStage Blog list.
9/1/2017 Conservatory Dance Company 2017-18 Lineup
Student Choreography Project opens the season Oct. 13.
8/24/2017 Alumnae Ali Geroche and Anaya Bobst Land Prestigious Dance Internship with The Yard
"Many of The Yard's former staff and interns have come out of the dance and theatre programs from Point Park," said Holly Jones, director of artist services. "We absolutely love Point Park alumni for their strong work ethic, discipline and creativity."
8/22/2017 Playbill Ranks Point Park as a Top 10 College on Broadway
Conservatory of Performing Arts ranked No. 8 on the Top 10 list.
8/16/2017 High School Students Visit Point Park University for Sound Camp for Musicians, Filmmakers
Students explored the fundamentals of sound, audio recording and sound design for film at the 2017 Sound Camp for Musicians and Filmmakers.
8/9/2017 Artistic Producing Director at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center is a Point Park Alumnus
"In my opinion, Point Park University offers unparalleled training for young artists," said Justin Fortunato, B.F.A in musical theatre alumnus.
8/4/2017 Behind the Scenes at WQED Multimedia with Alumni Alisyn Blackwell and Zak Boyle
Blackwell and Boyle discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success at WQED.
8/3/2017 From Point Park to Pittsburgh CLO: Summer Season Casts Students, Alumni On-and-Off Stage
Fifteen students and alumni are working on-and-off-stage in Disney's Newsies, In the Heights and Mamma Mia!
7/27/2017 Student Spotlight: Lauren Gerlowski, Dance and Global Cultural Studies Double Major
Learn about the opportunities Gerlowski has on and off campus as a double major in dance and global cultural studies.
7/21/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Annie Brewer, Cinema Production Major
"Find what you’re skilled at, but more importantly, find what makes you happy. College is a better experience when you’re doing something you love."
7/17/2017 Versatility of Point Park's Dance Program Prepares Ahmad Simmons for Broadway
Ahmad Simmons resume includes Eisenhower Dance, River North Dance Chicago, Parsons Dance, CATS and the remake of Dirty Dancing on ABC.
7/7/2017 Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
Season to celebrate artistic journey as Playhouse prepares to move into new facility next year.
7/5/2017 Musical Theatre Alumnus Connor Russell Stars as Flounder in Disney's The Little Mermaid
"My four years at Point Park were integral to my growth as an artist, so having the opportunity to come back years later to this city that has so many memories for me is very special," he said.
5/31/2017 Spring 2017 Issue of The Point Now Online
News about the Rowland School of Business, new Pittsburgh Playhouse, student athletes and much more!
5/17/2017 2016 Musical Theatre Alumna Viveca Chow Makes Broadway Debut in Miss Saigon
"All of the classes at Point Park gave me a solid foundation for technique (especially acting), and built my confidence up so I started to feel like I could be competitive in this field after graduation," Chow said.
5/2/2017 National High School Dance Festival Returns to Point Park University Feb. 28 - March 4, 2018
More than 1,500 high school dance students will participate in auditions, master classes and concerts, and make new friends from around the world at Point Park University.
4/28/2017 Point Park University Celebrates its Outstanding Students at 2017 Awards Banquet
Students were recognized for their academic excellence, talent and leadership April 21 at the Fairmont Pittsburgh.
4/25/2017 Pioneer Records Premiers Official Chase and the Barons Music Video by Cinema, SAEM Majors
Students taking the Music Video Workshop class this semester were tasked with creating a music video with strong marketing and entertainment value for Pioneer Records' newest band, Chase and the Barons.
4/24/2017 Point Park University Seniors Land Jobs in Their Fields Before Graduation
From NBC Universal and WHIRL Magazine to Ernst & Young and the Orlando Magic, learn how Point Park and its faculty have successfully prepared students to step right into the workplace after graduation.
4/21/2017 Pittsburgh Police Chief, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer to Speak at 2017 Graduation Ceremonies
Graduate hooding, undergraduate commencement is Saturday, April 29.
4/14/2017 Pioneer Records and COPA Collaborate for Concert at Playhouse to Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault
Point Park University's record label, Pioneer Records, and the University’s Title IX Office hosted a concert March 31 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse with national recording artist Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties to kick off April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
4/11/2017 CBS Executives Present "Student of the Business" at Point Park University
Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i, executive vice president of diversity, inclusion and communications, and Fern Orenstein, senior vice president of casting, presented the workshops.
3/20/2017 Alumna Gabriella Sorrentino is a Dance Captain for Hamilton | Broadway in Chicago
"I teach current cast and future replacements the show, take notes throughout the week (which are given out to the cast), run rehearsals and collaborate with the creative team," she said.
3/20/2017 Students to Develop, Produce and Perform New Works with Pallas Theatre Collective
The new partnership with the musical theatre program brings new works to campus each year.
3/13/2017 Grip/Electric Workshop Exposes Students to Equipment Used on Motion Picture Film Sets
At 31st Street Studios, students checked out and demoed Arri M40's, 18K Arrimax's, Kino Flo Celeb's, Quantum's, Mole LED Fresnel's, among others.
3/2/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Nikki Morath, Dance Major
"I’ve been able to take master classes with world-renowned choreographers and guest artists, as well as perform amongst peers and professionals."
2/24/2017 Faculty Profile: Meet April Daras, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
"I feel lucky every day to be on this path with my students — working together toward a common goal: their growth and their resilience as artists," said Daras.
2/9/2017 People of Point Park: Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin '11, First Impressions and Finding Love
Alumni couple Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin reflect on finding love at Point Park and life after college.
2/6/2017 Musical Theatre Major Tony Lorrich Performs in The Royale at City Theatre Company
"The idea that Point Park's program could mold me into a triple threat excited me and pushed me to apply, audition and eventually attend," Lorrich said.
2/3/2017 Highlights from the Winter Issue of The Point Magazine
Check out the latest happenings at Point Park University!
1/25/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Adam Rossi, Acting Major
"I chose Point Park because I absolutely loved the campus, professors and atmosphere. After auditioning I remember talking with the professors and then walking around campus thinking, “This is where I need to be."
1/20/2017 Alumna Sarah Meahl Performing in Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR on Broadway
"I had incredible teachers who taught me the skills I needed to thrive in New York City," said Meahl.
1/20/2017 #PittsburghMe: Meet Daniel Kelly, Cinema Production major from Texas
"I would say to live on campus for at least your first year. It’s a great way to get to know and network with other students. It will help you get the most out of your college experience."
12/13/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Mark Burrell, Assistant Professor of Dance
"Stepping directly off of the Broadway stage into a studio has been exhilarating while watching the young artists cling to every word and detail of my personal stories that have shaped my career," Burrell said.
12/2/2016 President Hennigan Signs Final Beam for New Pittsburgh Playhouse
"For the first time in 50 years, Point Park's entire physical campus will be in Downtown Pittsburgh," Hennigan said.
11/30/2016 Floyd Norman, Disney's First African-American Animator, Leads Master Class at Point Park
"I learned that a career in animation relies on perseverance, creativity and a deep passion for storytelling," said student Noah Ondik.
11/30/2016 Point Park University Alumni in Showbiz Reunite in Times Square for "Pittsburgh on Broadway"
"Point Park got me to Broadway by instilling a great work ethic, drive and a diversified sense of storytelling from all of my class work," said alumna Rachel Stevens.
11/28/2016 Award-Winning Actor, Writer and Director Bryan Cranston Visits Point Park University
"To be successful in this business you need talent, persistence, patience and luck," said Cranston.
11/15/2016 Pioneer Records Collaborates With Pittsburgh Playhouse to Produce Rocktoberfest
Pioneer Records produced its first Rocktoberfest at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, collaborating with students and staff from Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.
11/9/2016 Get to Know Tracey Brent-Chessum, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Point Park
"Students work to give 100 percent in the same way I do ... I’m in a place where we are all working towards the same goal and have a similar view of hard work and success," she said.
11/7/2016 Animation Students Sketch Side-by-Side Rob Rogers from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Students competed in a draw-off competition to sketch a cartoon of either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton alongside Rob Rogers.
10/26/2016 Point Park-Bred Nevada Color Named Best Pop/Rock Band by Pittsburgh City Paper
The five-person band includes Max Kovalchuk and Adam Valen (sports, arts and entertainment management alumni), Chris Cichra and Quinn Wirth (cinema arts alumni) and Jeremy Westhead.
10/18/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Colleen Hooper, Dance
"Students in my class take a very active role in their learning. I present them with ideas, readings, and performance goals, and I expect them to work individually and collaboratively to understand these concepts and to share their opinions and reflections," said Hooper.
10/12/2016 2016 Musical Theatre Alumnus Peter Hughes is a Mainstage Performer for Disney Cruise Line
"Point Park prepares triple threats ... The esteemed faculty teach a strong foundation for auditioning, focusing on maintaining a motivated and professional attitude," said Hughes.
10/12/2016 Fall 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
9/29/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Benjamin Jackson, Cinema Production Major
"No other film school that I looked at came close to the personal, experienced-based approach that Point Park offers."
9/27/2016 Screenwriting Major Learns the Craft of Writing a Script and Storytelling at Point Park
"The screenwriting program at Point Park has taught me so many important, intricate details on not only the craft of writing a script, but the craft of storytelling as a whole, as well as how the cinema industry works," said Staudt.
9/20/2016 #PittsburghMe: Meet Elise Dorsey, Musical Theatre Major
"I've already grown so much in my short time here, and I'm ready expand my knowledge further. Being able to take each bit of criticism and apply it to my development as a professional person/performer is very important to me."
9/13/2016 Conservatory of Performing Arts Receives National Recognition
Point Park University's Conservatory recognized by two top 10 lists.
9/6/2016 Troy Centofanto Recruits Top Talent for Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts
"Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts is one of the top conservatories in the country. Having the opportunity to work with the current and future leaders of the industry is very exciting and rewarding," Centofanto said.
9/1/2016 Advice to the Class of 2020 at Convocation: Set Goals, Get to Know Faculty, Classmates and the Community
Members of the Point Park community offered advice to help guide the Class of 2020 on their new path as college students.
8/30/2016 2016-17 Pittsburgh Playhouse Season Announced
Tony award-winning musicals, original choreography, modern twists to classic pieces and more.
8/25/2016 Musical Theatre Students Spend Summer Performing for Music Theatre Wichita
Jacob Wasson and Jared Roberts spent the summer of 2016 in Wichita, Kan. as resident ensemble members for Music Theatre Wichita.
8/17/2016 Point Park Welcomes 14 New Full-Time Faculty
Meet new faculty who bring real-world experience into the classes they teach.
8/16/2016 High School Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Digital and Traditional Animation Camps
During the intensive workshops, students were introduced to character development and movement, learned the basics of 3D computer modeling, as well as the basics of compositing visual effects and live action
8/10/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Zeva Barzell, Associate Professor of Theatre
"One of the most important messages I try to convey to my students is to have a taste for excellence in their work and to really know and understand their craft," said Barzell.
7/18/2016 Students Tour iHeartMedia, August Wilson Center and More at SAEM High School Workshop
The annual All-Access SAEM High School Summer Workshop once again immersed students into the real-world business operations of the sports, arts and entertainment industries.
7/13/2016 Alumna Taylor Goska Discovered Dual Passions for Dance and Psychology at Point Park
Meet Taylor Goska, a 2015 dance and psychology alumna who now works for Bel Air Dance Academy and Jewish Community Services.
7/5/2016 Cinema Arts Student, Spain Native Interning for The Fred Rogers Company
"I work on children’s cartoons that air on PBS to select small clips and images for the website, transcribe videos and files from DVDs, as well as any other tasks as assigned," said Pamies.
5/31/2016 Spring 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the latest edition of the magazine for alumni and friends.
5/24/2016 Point Park Students Awarded Scholarships from the Pittsburgh NAACP
Blaine King, Rikkilee Rose, Sonya Rudolph and Maricca Spencer were honored May 5 at an awards dinner.
5/17/2016 Dance Majors Train with Sought-After Choreographers for Signature Spring Concert
The concert featured choreography by Sonya Tayeh, Matthew Powell, Larry Keigwin and MADBOOTS Dance.
5/12/2016 Alessia Ruffolo Selected as Dancer at Tanztheater-Staatstheater Kassel in Germany
"This is my first real job, so I feel as though I am constantly learning what it means to be an artist; to take classes, rehearse, communicate and express my ideas in a professional manner," Ruffolo said.
5/10/2016 Variety of Summer High School Programs Offered at Point Park University
Check out programs in animation, forensic science, multimedia and more.
5/5/2016 Point Park University's 56th Annual Commencement Celebrates Academic Accomplishments
More than 500 undergraduate students took part in Point Park's 56th annual commencement ceremony, held April 30 at the CONSOL Energy Center.
4/26/2016 Outstanding Student Awards Banquet Recognizes Academic Excellence and Leadership
Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff and family members enjoyed an elegant evening at the Fairmont Pittsburgh hotel to recognize student accomplishments.
4/25/2016 People of Point Park: Casey Landon, '16 and Cassandra Hershberger, '17 are Strong Women for Stronger Girls
As members of the Point Park chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls, Casey Landon, '16 and Cassandra Hershberger, '17 support the growth of girls in low-income communities throughout the region.
4/22/2016 M.F.A. Graduates Host Festival of New Work
Fourteen screenwriters and playwrights will present a compilation of their work May 17-21 on campus.
4/21/2016 Screenwriting Major Lands Internship at Pittsburgh CLO with Help from Professor
"My professors helped me land my internships and are constantly invested in my development as a writer. Their input is invaluable and I am so thankful for their support," Rick said.
4/19/2016 Broadway Veteran Tony Yazbeck to Speak at Commencement
Yazbeck will also receive an honorary degree at Commencement April 30.
4/19/2016 Broadway's Tony Yazbeck to Give Commencement Address, Receive an Honorary Degree
"My message to the Class of 2016 is about how to be successful in life. I've learned that success comes from who are you are as a person," said Yazbeck.
4/18/2016 People of Point Park: Jonathan Trueblood is Animating the Future
Assistant Professor Jonathan Trueblood gets the most satisfaction when his animation students take their skills into the real world.
4/14/2016 People of Point Park: Becki Dennis, '06 Followed Her Heart to Film and Television
COPA grad Becki Dennis, '06 has discovered that there is no road map to success. She hopes her story will inspire others to chase their dreams.
3/22/2016 Faculty Profile: Meet Jason McDole, Assistant Professor of Dance
"I love walking into class knowing that my students are there to learn about what they love. I find so much joy teaching young people who really want to commit to what's in their hearts," McDole says.
3/16/2016 2013 Alumna Madison DeCoske Lands Stage-Management Roles on Broadway's Sylvia, Wicked
"Sylvia was my Broadway debut! It's hard to describe what it feels like when your dreams come true," said DeCoske.
3/6/2016 Hundreds of Scholarships Awarded to High School Dancers at NHSDF Closing Ceremony
More than 300 students received scholarships at the NHSDF closing ceremony to help them pursue their dreams of a career in dance.
3/5/2016 Alumni in Parsons Dance Company Host Master Class at Point Park for NHSDF 2016
Dance alumni Ian Spring and Ahmad Simmons led the master class on March 4. Check out photos from the class.
3/4/2016 NHSDF Brings High School Dancers from Around the World to Point Park's Downtown Campus
From Australia and Bermuda to South Carolina and California, 1,300 dancers from 78 high schools traveled from near and far to Downtown Pittsburgh for the 2016 National High School Dance Festival hosted by Point Park University.
2/29/2016 Point Park Welcomes 1,300 High School Dancers to Downtown Pittsburgh for NHSDF, March 3-6
High school students will converge on campus this week from across the country and around the world for the 2016 National High School Dance Festival. Follow updates on social media: #NHSDF2016.
2/23/2016 International Faculty Come to Point Park From Around the Globe
Meet Point Park's faculty who hail from various countries around the world.
2/12/2016 Meet Matt Pelfrey, M.F.A. Low-Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor
"I love working with students and helping them articulate their vision, so the chance to interact with both young and mature writers is a thrill," said Pelfrey.
2/2/2016 Conservatory Dance Company Presents World Premiere of 'Five'
'Five' is a collaborative work by Ruben Graciani and Kiesha Lalama, Feb. 5-14 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
1/22/2016 Cinema Alumnus Alex Tracy is an Associate Producer at Method Studios in New York City
"I began producing films for Point Park during my first year in the program. That prepared me more than anything," said Tracy.
12/23/2015 Students Train with Industry Professionals to Stage Contemporary Choreographers
Choreography by Gregory Dolbashian, Ori Flomin, Jessica Hendricks & Septime Webre.
12/22/2015 People of Point Park: Sierra Zellmer, '18, found her artistic family in COPA
Musical theater student, Sierra Zellmer, '18 attributes much of her success and passion to the supportive family atmosphere within the Conservatory of Performing Arts.
12/22/2015 Transfer Student Designs Wigs, Makeup, Special Effects Prosthetics for 'Into the Woods'
"I really do love everything about being a design major at Point Park; every day excites me! Being able to put what is in my head into an actual performance is both unreal and fascinating to me," said Dilla.
12/1/2015 World Cultures Dance Week Exposes Students to a Variety of Styles and Techniques
Irish Step Dancing, West African Drumming, Buddhist Meditation, Salsa and more were taught during the week.
12/1/2015 SAEM and Dance Programs Help 2015 Alumna Land Role as a Company Dancer
Meet Christina Cairns, a 2015 graduate of the Point Park's sports, arts and entertainment and dance degree programs.
11/19/2015 Freshman Dance Majors Perform at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Anniversary Gala
Six weeks into their first semester, 60 freshman dance majors performed at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
11/10/2015 Entire Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's 'Altar Boyz' Features Point Park Students and Alumni
“Working with Point Park alumni and another current student is a dream come true,” said Mason Alexander Park, a B.A. in theatre student.
11/9/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Balint Oltvai, Cinema Production Major
Learn what cinema production major Balint Oltvai loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
11/5/2015 Students Perform for Renowned Composer Stephen Flaherty at Pittsburgh Playhouse
"Singing in front of Stephen Flaherty was a dream. It was amazing to receive feedback from the man who composed what I was singing," said musical theatre major Jasmine Overbaugh.
11/2/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Ali Geroche, Dance Major
Learn what dance major Ali Geroche loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
10/26/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Janelle DeChancie, Cinema Production Major
Learn what cinema production major Janelle DeChancie loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
10/19/2015 People of Point Park: Kevin Kauffman, '09 - Making movies in L.A.
Kevin Kauffman, '09 on producing films, life in LA, and life-long learning
10/5/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Wesley Ehle, Acting Major
Learn what acting major Wesley Ehle loves about living and learning in Downtown PIttsburgh.
9/22/2015 Musical Theatre Major Studies Shakespeare at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
Jennifer Arfsten had the unique opportunity to study Shakespeare at one of the premiere performing arts conservatories in London.
9/22/2015 Dance Student Christian Warner Awarded Dizzy Feet Foundation Scholarship
"I am grateful for having come to Point Park. All of the experiences that I have had, good and bad, have taught me so many lessons that I am eternally grateful for," said Warner.
9/15/2015 Dance Alumnus Joshua Manculich Honored With Princess Grace Award
Joshua Manculich is the third Point Park grad to receive the Princess Grace Award.
8/31/2015 Conservatory Dance Company 2015-2016 lineup
The Student Choreography Project kicks off the season, Oct. 1-3.
8/24/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Musical Theatre Major Zane Wagner
Learn what musical theatre major Zane Wagner loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
8/17/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Musical Theatre Major Davion Heron
Learn what musical theater major Davion Heron loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh,
8/10/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Cinema Production Major Luke Griffo
Learn what cinema production major Luke Griffo loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
7/23/2015 High School Students Learn the Elements of Storytelling at Screenwriting Camp
"I learned how to enjoy the experience of writing and it's so much fun. I'm leaving this camp with two scripts to add to my portfolio," said Jonah Krause, a junior from Pine-Richland High School.
7/10/2015 Faculty Q&A: Meet Ruben Graciani, Chair and Associate Professor of Dance
"I love the energy when I come to work, not just from the students, but also from the city. It's really encouraging," Graciani said. Watch his video to learn more.
6/29/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Acting Major Eva Espey
Learn what acting major Eva Espey loves about living and learning in Pittsburgh.
6/29/2015 Conservatory Theatre Company Announces New Season
Into the Woods, The Wild Duck, The Bluest Eye and more this season at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
6/19/2015 2015-2016 REP season announced
The season runs Sept. 4 through April 24 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
6/18/2015 Dance and Accounting Double Major Studies Abroad at American University of Rome
Student Julia Grubbs talks about her experience studying abroad and why she recommends Point Park's dance and accounting programs.
6/17/2015 2013 Alumna Nicole Soriano Lands Leading Role in Berenstain Bears Live! The Musical
Soriano earned a B.F.A. in musical theatre and credits her Point Park experience for helping her find success in her career.
6/16/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Robin Walsh, Associate Professor of Theatre
Associate Professor Robin Walsh studied Acting at Point Park University and West Virginia University — earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. Her regional acting career is ongoing and helps keep her fresh as a teacher.
6/16/2015 2015 Cinema Grad's Photo Series 'Perception of Complexion' Gains National Attention
Brown created a stark series of photos that feature classic police mug shots of several of his fellow Point Park classmates.
6/15/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Cinema Production Major Bethany Barich
Learn what Cinema Production major Bethany Barich loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
6/5/2015 Point Park hosts 2016 National High School Dance Festival
1,200 student dancers from around the world visit campus, March 3-6, 2016.
6/5/2015 Faculty Profile: Meet Jack Allison, Theatre
Jack Allison has directed at most of the major regional theatres in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has staged acclaimed productions in New York and has received prestigious awards for his direction.
6/3/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Acting Major Angela D'Occhio
Learn what acting major Angela D'Occhio loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/27/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Michelle Iglesias, Acting Major
Learn what Sophomore Acting major Michelle Iglesias loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/20/2015 #PittsburghMe: Meet Caroline Loeser, Dance Major
Learn what Junior Dance major Caroline Loeser loves about living and learning in Downtown Pittsburgh.
4/16/2015 Steve Tolin Hosts Special Effects and Blood Workshop with Theatre Production Majors
Using household items like corn syrup, chocolate fudge, food coloring and detergent, theatre production majors learned how to make fake blood and wounds.
3/31/2015 Internship at Sundance Film Festival Connects Students with Industry Professionals
Three freshmen and two seniors were selected as interns at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
3/26/2015 SAEM Senior Discusses Internship with Attack Theatre, Studying Abroad
Meet Töve Johnson, a senior sports, arts and entertainment management major and administrative/project-based intern for Attack Theatre.
2/23/2015 Sesame Street Live Features Alumnae Alexandra Zegar and Eileen Janesz
Zegar landed the role of Count Von Count and Janesz plays the role of Elmo. The alumni discuss how the education and training they received at Point Park prepared them for professional success.
1/28/2015 Alumnus Callan Bergmann Lands Role in Pippin, Hosts Q&A with Theatre Students
Bergmann plays Lewis and is Pippin's understudy in the first national tour of Pippin the Musical.
1/15/2015 ‘The Chair’ gets Directors Guild nomination
DGA nominates director Anthony Sacco; awards ceremony is Feb. 7.
12/12/2014 Hollywood Producer Mark Canton Offers Career Insights to Cinema Students
"Point Park has such a great reputation because the cinema program is very specialized in the process of learning your craft," said Canton.
12/4/2014 Point Park lifts curtain on new Pittsburgh Playhouse Project
President Paul Hennigan presided over a gathering of invited guests and the media on Thursday, Dec. 4, to unveil designs of the Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse, which will be located on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.
12/2/2014 2013 Alumna Heidi Schlegel Worked as a Unit Production Manager on "The Chair"
"Internships, working on other student films and working on projects that aren’t student films are all very important. Working with professionals is the best way to secure a job after graduating," said Schlegel.
11/19/2014 Conservatory Theatre Students Present World Premiere of "21"
Theatre students had the opportunity to train with award-winning director Richard Sabellico to stage "21."
10/2/2014 Acting major Luke Halferty tackles iconic role in his first REP show 'Of Mice and Men'
Luke Halferty landed a supporting role playing Curley in The REP's Of Mice and Men, a timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression.
5/21/2014 'The Umbrella Man’ to premiere June 22
The University-produced feature film will be screened at 1:45 p.m. at the Father Ryan Arts Center.
3/24/2014 Students Gain Hands-On Experience Crafting Set of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'
Several Point Park students worked with Michael Thomas Essad, scenic designer and adjunct instructor, to build pieces of the set.
3/19/2014 Alumnus Performing in Tour of West Side Story Hosts Master Class on Campus
2013 musical theatre alumnus Jonathan Freeland talks about his current role in West Side Story and his Point Park experience.
12/13/2013 Award-Winning Singer Ann Hampton Callaway Hosts Master Class at Point Park
Four musical theatre students had the opportunity to sing and receive feedback from Callaway.
12/6/2013 Tony Award-Winning Playwright Christopher Durang Visits Point Park
Conservatory of Performing Arts students had the unique opportunity to attend a conversation and reception with Tony award-winning playwright Christopher Durang.
12/3/2013 Internship Profile: Meet Animation Major Kaitlyn Colhouer, Animal Inc.
Meet Kaitlyn Colhouer, a junior majoring in animation and visual effects. Her experience in the animation program has always been engaging and fun, and has helped her realize where she wants to go in her career as an artist.
12/3/2013 Stage Management Majors Work Side-by-Side with Broadway's Patrick Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy came to Point Park to direct the Conservatory Theatre Company's production of Oklahoma! at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
12/3/2013 Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne Directs Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company presented Hecuba at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Monica Payne.
12/2/2013 Acclaimed Alumnus Rob Ashford Directs NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live!'
The Sound of Music Live! will be televised at 8 p.m. on NBC, Dec. 5.
11/12/2013 Conservatory Dance Presents Contemporary Choreographers
Point Park dance students perform Nov. 15-24 in the George Rowland White Performance Studio.
11/11/2013 Famed Movie Star Shirley Jones Visits Pittsburgh Playhouse for Oklahoma!
Pittsburgh Playhouse alumna and Hollywood veteran Shirley Jones attended the Conservatory Theatre Company's opening performance of Oklahoma!, directed by her son Patrick Cassidy, a Broadway star.
10/16/2013 Broadway's Patrick Cassidy Directs ‘Oklahoma!’
Oklahoma! runs Oct. 18-27 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
9/18/2013 World Premiere of ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Features Students, Alumni and Staff
Directed by John Amplas, Soldier’s Heart runs Sept. 27-Oct. 13 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
9/16/2013 Point Park to Offer Low-Residency M.F.A. in Screenwriting and Playwriting
Beginning in the fall of 2014, the Conservatory of Performing Arts will be offering Downtown Pittsburgh's first low-residency Master of Fine Arts in screenwriting and playwriting.
8/23/2013 Pittsburgh Playhouse Launches New Website
Check out the new website to learn more about the upcoming season lineup, read the latest Playhouse news, view photos or purchase tickets.
8/21/2013 Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ Opens New Season at Pittsburgh Playhouse
Directed by Robert A. Miller (son of Arthur Miller), 'All My Sons' previews on Sept. 5 and runs Sept. 6-22.
8/16/2013 High School Students Gain Hands-On Experience at Traditional Animation Camp
During the interactive sessions, the group developed their cartooning skills as they learned classic hand-drawn techniques and the storyboarding process. As part of a production team, they explored stop motion animation to design and bring clay characters to life.
8/6/2013 High School Students Explore Careers in Technical Theatre and Stage Management
Area high school students spent two weeks on Point Park's campus to learn how to stage manage and call a dance performance, operate a light and sound board, hang lights and crew backstage.
7/1/2013 Playhouse Jr. Announces 2013-2014 Season
Conservatory of Performing Arts students have leading roles both on and off stage to help bring 'Wind in the Willows,’ ‘Hush,’ and 'Spelling Bee' to life.
6/26/2013 Broadway's Patrick Cassidy Directs 'Oklahoma' for Conservatory Theatre
Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including a special, student-devised production, a rock musical and a famous Irish play, in the 2013-2014 season.
6/5/2013 Alumni Profile: Meet Dave Droxler, Actor and Playwright
Droxler said the thing that piqued his interest the most at Point Park was the intimacy of the class size and the opportunity to learn from teachers who have an eclectic range of acting methods.
5/31/2013 The REP Announces 2013 - 2014 Season
The season opens Sept. 6 and runs through April 6 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
5/22/2013 Cinema Alumnus' Short Film Awarded Second Prize at Steeltown Film Factory Competition
2004 alumnus Glenn Syska's short film, "The Sketch," earned second prize at the 2013 Steeltown Film Factory competition.
5/22/2013 2012 Cinema Alumni Working on Second Short Film, Front Galley
2012 cinema arts alumni Mark Christian and Madeline Puzzo co-wrote their second film, Front Galley.
5/22/2013 Intercollegiate Film Fest Showcases Point Park Student Filmmakers
Seven of the 12 official selections in the first annual Shot for Shot: Student Film Festival feature the work of Point Park students.

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