April 3, 2012
There is no curtain call at the Fountain City Auditorium because there is no curtain.
January 24, 2012
Originally broadcast on Sounds of Cinema, here are Nathan Wardinski’s picks of the best and worst films of 2011 with abridged arguments for each film. For further information, including full arguments for each film and lists of honorable mentions and trends from the past year, click
March 31, 2011
Before the curtain rises, hundreds of hours of work is logged to create the showpieces that allow actors to fully get into character--through their costumes
March 30, 2011
Members of the Winona Senior High School Drama Club will perform their annual spring play April 1 and 2
While actors get their moment in the spotlight on stage, the time to shine for the stage crew of the Winona Senior High School spring play takes place when the auditorium is empty.
November 24, 2010
The fourth and final piece in the series following the cast and crew of the WSU production "Sylvia"
As the last audience members trickled out, giving final praise to the four actors who walked off stage and rushed around to the exit doors of the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box theatre to greet the crowd, the muffled sound of hammers and shuffling began emanating from behind the pristine faux apartment walls.
November 20, 2010
The cast of Winona State University's production of "Sylvia" finally put their hard work to the test: It's show time
It’s just before 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19 and a single bank of make-up lights remains switched on for any last-minute touchups in the basement of Winona State University’s Performing Arts Center. The rustling of an actor can be heard in the restroom as final costumes are donned and Alex Jung, assistant stage manager for WSU’s production of “Sylvia,” bolts into the room.
November 5, 2010
With about three weeks until the curtain opens, pressure begins to take its toll on the cast and crew of "Sylvia"
The Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box theatre is nearly silent, despite the fact that participants in rehearsals have just about doubled in numbers. The three main actors of “Sylvia” huddle not as a group running lines, but individually, murmuring to themselves and clutching their over-highlighted and worn scripts in hand.
February 23, 2010
July 25th, 1 p.m.: It Goes Without Saying
Bill Bowers, actor and mime, shares hilarious, heart-breaking, and unbelievable true stories from both his career and his lifelong exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives.
Location: Performing Arts Center at Winona State University
All seats $10