CENTER FOR THEATRE & DANCE
Millikin officially broke ground on its new Center for Theatre & Dance during a ceremony held on May 18, 2018. Construction is fully-underway with a goal of completion by fall 2020.
Located at the former site of the Richards Treat University Center, Millikin’s new Center for Theatre & Dance will also incorporate four acting studios, two dance studios, two design classrooms and practice rooms as well as all-new modern theatre equipment and LED lights.
Gifts have been made to support fundraising efforts by our community of generous alumni, community leaders, and Board of Trustees. Fundraising efforts are ongoing, give now to help support the Center for Theatre & Dance. View the full Center for Theatre & Dance video playlist.
今年5月，大蓝参观了大苹果年度 School of Theatre & Dance 学生展示。行程亮点之一，受托人埃里克卓'97主持的晚间接待处 总裁帕特里克·怀特 和他的妻子，克里斯;校友和朋友参加了几个百老汇制作特色米利校友，其中包括斯科特·泰勒rollison '96和安东尼诺曼'15;和令人兴奋 Center for Theatre & Dance 建筑的更新在一年一度的戏剧和舞蹈校友接待共享。
During the reception, Trustee Zollinger also pledged to quadruple gifts made on or before June 28 in support of the Center for Theatre & Dance，最多共$ 25,000。如果你还没有贡献，或想提供额外的支持，我们邀请您利用这个有限的时间机会来让你的礼物四倍影响力。
Make your gift today to support the Center for Theatre & Dance, where student-artists, faculty and the surrounding community will join together and engage in the arts. This is the moment. Millikin is the place. 你是差.
In early March, Michael Maize ’96, Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre, returned to Millikin University to share his professional expertise with Theatre & Dance students. Michael is well-known for his accomplishments in both film and television, including roles in “National Treasure: Book of Secrets,” “Eagle Eye,” “True Blood,” “Castle,” “Charmed,” “Without a Trace” and “CSI: NY.” During his two days at Millikin, Michael spoke with students about his experiences as an actor in Los Angeles and New York and led a workshop in which he worked on camera scenes with students.
In all likelihood, the next time Michael visits his alma mater, the University’s new Center for Theatre & Dance will be bustling with student-artists, faculty, staff, and community members. This revolutionary, collaborative space will offer the School of Theatre & Dance a centralized location — one where Performance Learning can be taught, creativity can be fostered, and the craft of theatre can be transformed. The talents of both Millikin and local community artists can be brought to light as we work together to collectively commit to the development of this new cultural center in the heart of Decatur.
This is the moment. Millikin is the place. 你的差异。 Join us in making a gift to support the Center for Theatre & Dance, where future student-artists, faculty and community can join together to experience the arts. We need your financial support.
Construction on the Center for Theatre & Dance is fully underway. BLDD Architects Inc. and CORE Construction are setting the stage for a revolutionary, transformational building rising from the site of the former Richards Treat University Center.
Millikin University officially broke ground on the new Center for Theatre & Dance during a ceremony held on May 18, 2018. The new building will feature a 260-seat flexible theatre which includes an orchestra pit, balcony and tech gallery with a tension wire grid. The Center will also feature lighting and sound labs, a costume studio, a costume classroom, collaboration spaces, and offices and support facilities for current staff and room for growth.
Millikin's new Center for Theatre & Dance will also incorporate four acting studios, two dance studios, two design classrooms and practice rooms as well as all new modern theatre equipment and LED lights.
It’s the end of a year. And the beginning of a new era. Millikin’s new Center for Theatre & Dance is coming into focus.
As this revolutionary building will begin to resemble architectural renderings in 2019, the Center for Theatre & Dance promises new advancements for creativity to be taught, fostered, and displayed. Please consider a gift of lasting legacy. Contributions made on or before Dec. 31 qualify for a 2018 tax deduction.
We’ve seen great progress on the construction for the Center for Theatre & Dance this fall. The first concrete was poured on Oct. 3, 2018. It’s exciting to see foundation walls take shape, as seen from images provided by Trustee Emeritus Dr. Steven Huss’ airplane.
筹款工作正在进行; 制作一份礼物今天 and be a part of building the foundation for the Center for Theatre & Dance.
In May, we asked you to support the new Center for Theatre & Dance through the #buildingondreams，第二幕：我在！倡议。
结果： 我们超过250个捐助者我们的目标，确保从每亩受托人慷慨的$ 10,000个挑战礼物 埃里克·卓 97年！感谢大家谁帮助做到这一点的sotad！
Your support of Millikin, the 戏剧和舞蹈学校, and the new Center for Theatre & Dance is incredible. Together, our energy, love, and giving make the Center a reality for all of us.
结果： 今天的捐赠仍然是在即将到来的总站在更超过62,000 $ - 你344上升到呼叫，会议这样做$ 10,000匿名匹配的挑战。平出惊人的。谢谢！
With your support, you made a strong statement about the critical need for a new building ASAP. And you clearly had some fun, as seen by the great response to the T&D faculty and staff video shenanigans of last week.
April 3, 2017: An Important Message from Eric Zollinger, Theatre & Dance Alumnus and Class of 1997
Dear Millikin Theatre & Dance Alumni and Friends,
No more waiting ... with great enthusiasm I can share with you the news of the proposed Center of Theatre & Dance. In a re-imagination of the project, 米利总裁帕特里克·怀特, 教务长杰夫预习, 院长劳拉·莱德福德， 随着 戏剧和舞蹈教师, have selected an architect to work with us on the 项目。 The proposed re-imagination is a newly constructed building incorporating changes in the industry, and the conceptual designs have been approved by T&D faculty as meeting the needs for a growing 戏剧和舞蹈学校. How exciting for a “NEW” building versus plans that repurpose existing space.
没关系量 - 这里的目标是捐赠者的数量。这是我们机构的遗产;你是丰富的传统和遗产的一部分！
- 做一个礼物：每一件礼物是很重要的，将让我们更接近目标（例如，$ 25 $ 50 $ 100，$ 10K！）。随意地 现在捐赠。校友捐赠者的百分比，以及给定的量，帮助我们充分利用更大的礼物。这将是一个强有力的信息，如果我们从戏剧和舞蹈校友学校的高比例获得支持。 使一次性或反复出现，现在礼品。所有礼物是免税的！
- 建立连接：你知不知道有兴趣支持有价值的投资项目为基础或慈善的企业？你工作的公司的提议进行慈善捐赠的比赛？请与您的雇主和/或接触 曼迪landacre podeschi '02在发展高级总监 email@example.com 带着疑问，想法，或匹配礼物通知。
- 参考学生: Millikin wants to continue attracting quality students for its internationally acclaimed T&D program and for Performance Learning in majors across the institution.
- 保持联系！ Tell us your stories. Your successes make up our best arguments for raising support for the Center for Theatre & Dance, whatever your career. How did your Millikin experience prepare you for the path you are forging?
Your participation is needed and appreciated! We welcome your engagement in the process and ownership of seeing this plan through fruition. As a T&D alumnus, your representative on the Board of Trustees, and chair of the new Theatre and Dance Advisory Council, I want to make sure your voice is heard. If you have any questions, concerns or thoughts, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 或917.763.9079。