Engaging the students of Arizona State University
Campus Connections is an ongoing series of social and cultural events designed to engage the ASU student community. ASU Gammage partners with campus departments and organizations, such as Residential Life, to enrich the student experience. Students participate in free events to expand their cultural understanding and experience through opportunities offered by ASU Gammage.
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ASU Gammage believes in connecting to the ASU student population and wants to ensure students are aware of its events and opportunities. ASU Gammage partners with campus departments and organizations such as Project Humanities, Lyric Opera Theater, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Residential Life, Barrett, The Honors College, Changemakers Central and numerous others to enrich the ASU student experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the mailing list.
ASU Gammage Herberger Scholarship
Each year, ASU Gammage works directly with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts to award two outstanding students for the ASU Gammage Herberger Scholarship in the fields of theater and/or dance. The scholarship allows the recipients to receive mentoring and career opportunities with ASU Gammage staff and touring Broadway and/or BEYOND company members. For further information about this scholarship, please contact the Herberger Institute at 480.965.6536.
2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients:
Michael Alexander is a second year MFA candidate at ASU with a concentration in performance. Alexander is from New Orleans, Louisiana and received his BA in Theatre at LSU where some of his favorite roles included performances in Stick Fly, Dutchman, A Free Man of Color, and Dionysus of the Holocaust. Here at ASU, he has performed in a stage reading of Upon the Fragile Shore, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, De/Ascending, Addison and the Black Hole, and She Kills Monsters. Alexander has also collaborated with the Black Theatre Troupe on a small project and has worked on several student films along with a professional commercial with Adobe. He will be performing in a graduate production in the fall of 2016 and is currently finishing some short films as well as assisting undergraduates in their capstone projects. He believes that through performance we can critique ourselves through comparisons.
Erika Moore has danced professionally with Debbie Allen in Los Angles and with several other LA based dance artists. Moore’s desire to pursue her undergraduate degree in Dance and Bio Engineering drew her to Arizona State University (ASU), but after an unexpected knee injury and the passing of her grandmother, Erika made the decision to focus her studies on Nonprofit Leadership and Management. After graduating with her B.S., Moore began work with Valley of the Sun United Way, leading programs under their Hunger and Homelessness initiative. As rewarding as her job was, she was never fully satisfied and decided to pick up where she left off at ASU and became a MFA in Dance candidate. Since making the decision to return to ASU, Moore has been able to find her niche in performance, teaching and dance theater. Moore is also a student worker at ASU Gammage focusing on coordinating the BEYOND series artist residencies. Moore’s current roles mixed with her previous experiences in non-profit social services is paving the way for her to achieve her future goals in the arts as an artist and administrator.
The Broadway League/ATPAM Broadway Diversity Initiative
ASU Gammage, ATPAM (Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers) and The Broadway League, give ASU students the chance to participate in The Broadway League/ATPAM Diversity Initiative. This program allows students from diverse backgrounds to intern and gain invaluable knowledge and working within the touring Broadway industry by both shadowing and working with a Broadway touring company’s management team. If you are interested in applying for this program, please email email@example.com.
Open Mic Night
ASU Gammage opens its doors and the ASU Gammage stage to ASU students and faculty, local artists, musicians, dancers, singers, spoken word and slam poets to share their talents with a supportive audience from on and off campus. Don’t miss your opportunity to shine on the ASU Gammage stage! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.