Theater

ASU theater students join nationwide effort to bring awareness to gun violence

In the wake of recent mass shootings, many may feel helpless about creating change. But Arizona State University graduate student Marissa Barnathan believes that doesn’t have to be the case.

Barnathan, who is pursuing an MFA in theatre directing in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, said everyone can use their skills to raise awareness. 

Puppet master: MFA theater student lands semester-long gig at the Met

Chris Ignacio, a first-year MFA student in theater with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media performance at Arizona State University, spent the spring 2022 semester in New York working with the Metropolitan Opera as a cover puppeteer.

“I got offered the job, and ASU was flexible and nice enough to let me come up and do it,” Ignacio said. “I'm fortunate to even be gaining some internship credit.”

Honors College student uses double major in theater and philosophy to help create connection out of conflict

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Chandler, Arizona, native Cory Drozdowski is a Barrett, the Honors College student at Arizona State University with a double major in theater and philosophy who is passionate about helping people better understand each other. 

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