Engaging the students of Arizona State University
Campus Connections at ASU Gammage is an ongoing series of social and cultural events designed to engage the ASU student community. ASU Gammage is partnering with campus departments and organizations such as Residential Life to enrich the student experience. Students are invited to participate in these free events, enjoy one of the most historic buildings on campus - designed by Frank Lloyd Wright - and learn more about cultural and artistic opportunities offered by ASU Gammage. ASU Gammage welcomes and encourages the student community to expand their cultural understanding and education by experiencing the fantastic Broadway shows and world-class artists available through ASU Gammage.
Each year, ASU Gammage awards scholarships to Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts students in the area of theater or dance. The scholarship includes access to ASU Gammage performances as well as career mentoring and networking opportunities with touring performing artists and Gammage staff. For more information please contact the Herberger Institute at 480.965.6536.
Jeremy Gillett is a graduate student in Arizona State University’s M.F.A. in acting program. He is the recipient of several acting scholarships and also received a travel grant from ASU to present his one man show "Black & 25 in America." He returned to the University of Kentucky his alma mater to debut his own work, "Black & 25 in America." The play, explores issues of race, class, gender and identity. Through the life stories of his characters, Big Man, Joshua Thomas Northington III, Darron and Marcy, Gillett gives his audience insight on what it is like to be a young black adult. Using a series of vignettes, the play looks at how each character feels invisible and without voice. The playwright, a Lexington native, began his acting career as a student at Bluegrass Community and Technical College and appeared in their productions of "The Boys Next Door" and "Blessed Assurance." At UK, Gillett was featured in three productions, "The Grapes of Wrath," "A Doll’s House" and the "The African Company Presents Richard III." He also performs with the Lexington-based Agape Theater Troupe. He played Andy in The Phoenix, a movie trailer produced and directed by Jason Epperson. The trailer is available at www.thephoenixmovie.com. He was also in Stray Cats production of "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" and Arizona State University’s main-stage production of "House of Sprits".