College of Humanities and the Arts 2017 Distinguished Service Award Goes to Film & Television’s Dr. Kathie Kratochvil

Dr. Kratochvil with her son and husband

Congratulations to Theatre Arts lecturer Dr. Kathie Kratochvil, who was selected by Dean Vollendorf as the winner of the 2107 Distinguished Service Award from the College of Humanities and the Arts for her many contributions to our department and the community beyond our institution’s walls. 

Kathie received a $1,000.00 professional development award as well as a certificate of achievement from the Dean at the College of Humanities and the Arts Awards Luncheon in May. 

Thank you, Kathie, for making our department look good in the college! The Department. of Film, and Theatres extraordinary lecturers are a big reason for the quality education students are getting in our department.

TRFT’s Production of DEAD MAN WALKING and Yoshi Asai’s THE GHOST LIGHT

Dead-Man-Walking_poster_1-2Directed by Kathie Kratochvil, performances of Tim Robbins’s adaptation of Dead Man Walking will take place in the Todd Studio Theatre (HGH 103) beginning Thursday, March 5 at 7pm and continuing Friday and Saturday, as well as  Tuesday through Saturday of the following week. Make sure you turn out to see this wonderful production!

The ticket information of Dead Man Walking is in the following link:

For those who attend the opening night performance of Dead Man Walking, there will also be the  opportunity  to see Yoshi Asai’s first performance piece The Ghost Light, created for the class ART-173. (Asai is also a scenic designer for Dead Man Walking.) “Once upon a time, ghosts lived in theaters… well, they still do,” writes Asai. Based on theatre superstitions, his work features Peter Juarez, Cathy Tri, Emily Brouwer, Pandra Brown, and Lindsay Sporleder, with music by Philip Glass Dance IX. (No ticket is needed. Simply show up!) It will take place in Hugh Gillis Hall’s scene shop and  begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. (duration: approximately 20 minutes).

ghost light*** The Ghost Light will begin after Dead Man Walking ends. The scene shop is right next to the Hal Todd Theatre. Wait until the performance area is ready after Dead Man Walking ends. The audience for the performance will be led to the scene shop as the artists are preparing for the performance. Please wait in the hallway (use the entrance that faces San Fernando) until somebody lets you in.