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2014 CyranoCyrano
Directed by Greg Wise, based on the play by Edmond Rostand...

2014 Eye interrogationEye Interrogation: highbrow/lowbrow
Presented by Becky Phillips, an experimental documentary that captures...

2014 ArtArt by Yasmina Reza
Audiences will be taken on a tumultuous journey as a previously...

2013 Celestial SoundsChoir Winter concerts
Musical selection that capture the beauty of the human...

Becky Phillips - Higgs Boson CollectionBecky Phillips
Higgs Boson Collection Program and Reception...

2013-2014 Theatre Season2013 - 2014 Blinn Bryan Theatre Season
The season starts off with "A Piece of My Heart"...

2013 Blinn Choir2013 Blinn Choir Season
The Blinn Choir has two performances this Fall semester...

Study abroad in Canada2014 May Minimester - Study Abroad
Team and Blinn students have the opportunity to...

Fall 2013 AuditionBryan Speech and Debate Team
The Blinn College Division of Fine Arts is excited to announce the inception of ...

Fall 2013 Select Choral Ensemble AuditionAudition for the Select Choral Ensemble
MUEN 1154 will be the first week of class. Contact Director Chris ...

Fall 2013 AuditionOpen auditions for Theatre
Wednesday, August 28th @ 6pm in room E-121, Student Center...

Flier for art presentationBlinn Fine Arts Faculty, Becky Phillips
August 31st @ 7pm in the SEAD Gallery in downtown Bryan...

Sublime Encounter artBlinn Fine Arts Faculty, Becky Phillips
June 6th @ 6pm in the SEAD Gallery in downtown Bryan...

Shakespeare posterThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Apr 25-27, 2013 @ 7:30pm
A Comedic spoof by...


Cyrano


 

Flier for Cyrano

Directed by Greg Wise


Blinn College - Bryan Theatre presents Cyrano adapted by Jo Roets based on the play by Edmond Rostand.

When: April 24-26th, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Where: Barbara L. Pearson Banquet Room
          Blinn College - Bryan Student Center
Admission: Free


Eye Interrogation: highbrow/lowbrow


 

Flier for Eye Interrogation

Presented by Becky Phillps


An experimental documentary that captures the transition of language in select demographics. The project consists of vignettes that are performances as much as they are interviews. The artist is seen as personifications of consciousness to adaption of plance and space.

When: April 4th, 2014 @ 9:45pm
Where: 28th and Main St. Sale Park          
Admission: Free


As part of First Fridays Downtown Bryan, TX
Supported by Downtown Bryan Association


 

Art by Yasmina Reza


 

Poster for ART Presentation

Blinn College play raises questions about art, friendship

Tony Award-winning ‘Art’ runs Feb. 27 – March 1 on College’s Bryan campus

 

The Blinn College Theatre Arts Program will take audiences on a tumultuous journey as a previously solid 15-year friendship is tested over a painting


When: Feb 27th - March 1st, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Where: Barbara L. Pearson Banquet Room (Student Center - map)         
Admission: Free

 

A 1998 Tony Award winner written by Yasmina Reza, the comedy raises questions about art and friendship. When Serge buys a large, expensive painting, he expects his friends to admire it, but his friends don’t agree that the piece is worthy of being considered “art.”

 

“The largest theme is obviously friendship, but it’s more than that,” said Weston Annis (Houston), a second-year student who plays Serge. “It’s about the maturing of a friendship. How these three old friends react to the painting addresses a deeper issue as they grow and their friendship is tested.”

 

Marc, played by T.C. March (Abilene) is open about his dislike of Serge’s purchase, while Yvan, played by Braden Baumbach (Katy), is caught in the middle of their conflict. As the three square off about the painting, their arguments turn from theoretical to personal and risk ruining their friendship.

 

“Art does identify us,” said Jean Daniels, Bryan campus theatre instructor and director of the play. “The things we have in our home are indicative of our personalities. Each of these characters looks at the painting through different perspectives. We want our friends to agree with us, to think what we think, but that doesn’t always happen.”

Daniels said she has been considering “Art” for a Blinn theatre performance for quite some time, and was set on it when Annis, March and Baumbach came along.

 

“They have good chemistry together,” Daniels said. “They understand the vibes of the characters, their friendships. Each of them are as unique as the characters in the play. They’re truly a dynamic trio.”

 

The Blinn Theatre Program, part of the Division of Visual & Performing Arts, hosts at least eight performances each year in Brenham and Bryan and offers a quality educational foundation through study, application and experience. For more information, visit: www.blinn.edu/finearts/theatre.


Choir Winter Concerts


 

Flier for Celestial Sounds

Celestial Sound: Musical selections that capture the beauty of the human voice and inspire us to reach for the stars.


The first half of the program contains wonderful choral staples, including Victoria's "Jesu dulcis memoria," Handel's "Hallelujah, Amen," David's "You Are the New Day," Stroope's "Cloths of Heaven," and Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata." The second half of the program features great pop selections, such as "Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek," Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," and others. Faculty members Doug Tomlin, guitar and Todd Quinlan, drums will join us for these selections.

When: December 5th, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Where: Barbara L. Pearson Banquet Room (Student Center)         
Admission: Free


Then on Sunday, December 8, 5:00 pm, at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, the Blinn Choir joins the musicians of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra in their annual Holiday Pops concert. This will be the second year in a row that the group has been invited to sing with the symphony for this performance. They will be singing Pinkham's "Christmas Cantata" for this concert- an epic piece of Christmas Choral repertoire. The Varsity Women's Choir of College Station High School and the Chancel Choir of Christ United Methodist Church will also join. Tickets can be purchased by going to www.bvso.org. This is a fantastic concert to celebrate the season.


 

The Pianist and the Painter: Passion for Science
Flier for art presentation



Blinn Fine Arts faculty, Becky Phillips art reception.


When: November 7th, 2013 @ 4:30pm
Where: SRPH Administration Building Lobby         
Admission: Free

 

Presenters: Dr. Peter McIntyre, Physicist Texas A&M
Dr. Stephen Caffey, Art Historian Texas A&M

Q & A to follow with Becky Phillips

 

Exhibit runs through February 1, 2014.

2013 - 2014 Blinn - Bryan Theatre Season



The Star Chamber

The star chamber
by Nol Coward

 

This fast-paced, one-act, ensemble British comedy takes place at a backstage committee meeting to endorse improvements to the Garrick Haven Home for Destitute Actresses. The joke here is that professional actors simply cannot stop playing, so any meeting of thespians must devolve (literally, in this case) into a performance.

                                                                  November 14, 15, 16, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.

Art

ART

by Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton

 

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. “My friend Serge has bought a painting…”So begins the belligerent and outraged Marc, self appointed voice of common sense, as he and his two oldest friends – the emerging aesthete Serge and the ever insecure Yvan – discover that their views on art, status and relationships don’t match up. Could the purchase of an extravagant piece of modern art trigger the deconstruction and destruction of a friendship built up over fifteen years? ART is a hilarious play centered on perceptions and perspectives filled with beautifully crafted dialogue and characters.
            

February 27, 28, March 1, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

Cyrano

Cyrano

an adaptation by Jo Roets from the play by Edmond Rostand
translated in English by Audrey Van Tuyckom

 

Cyrano de Bergerac, a swashbuckler straight out of 17th century France, is a master of swordplay and wordplay, but a “magnificent Mount Everest of a nose” blocks his path to true love—quite literally. From the ivy-twined balconies of Paris to the blood-soaked fields of the Thirty Years War, handsome, tongue-tied Christian borrows Cyrano’s words to woo the beautiful Roxane. But is she falling for Christian’s looks or Cyrano’s soul? A cast of just three actors triangulates Rostand’s classic love story into a charming, lightning-paced romance laced with duels, panache, hopeless sacrifice—and an enormous schnoz.

 April 24, 25, 26, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please click here.


Blinn Choir Performances


Blinn Choir has two performances for the Fall 2013 semester:

 

Blinn Choir Concert: "Celestial Sounds"
Thursday, December 5, 7:00 pm
Room E-121, Student center

 

Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Concert
Sunday, December 8, 5:00 pm
Christ United Methodist Church in College Station

 

Please contact Chris Hoffman for more information about joining the Choir.


Study Abroad
Canadian Flag over niagra falls


An opportunity for Team and Blinn students to study abroad in Canada.


When: May Minimester 2014
Itinerary

6 days in Montreal, Quebec
Festival Transameriques
http://www.fta.qc.ca/


4 days in Stratford, Ontario
Stratford Festival
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/

 

4 days in Niagra on the Lake, Ontario
Shaw Festival
http://www.shawfest.com/

 

Core classes

Receive up to 6 hours credit by enrolling in:
DRAM 1310 (Fine Arts Credit)
DRAM 2362 (International Cultural Diversity)

 

For more information please click here.

Bryan Speech and Debate Team
Bryan Speech and Debate Team



The Blinn College Division of Fine Arts is excited to announce the inception of its speech and debate team!

If you ever wanted to take speech classes to the next level, polish your presentation skills or compete against some of the best speakers in the country, this is the program for you!

 

The speech and debate team is planning to enter competitions as early as September. Events include prepared speeches, limited preparation speeches, interpretive programs and parliamentary debate. For more information, contact Fine Arts Instructor Kathryn Kelly at 979-209-8964 or kathryn.kelly@blinn.edu.


Select Choral Ensemble Auditions
Select Choral Ensemble logo



Open audition for Fall 2013 Select Choral Ensemble, MUEN 1154 will be the first week of class. Contact Director Chris Hoffman at chris.hoffman@blinn.edu for more information.

 

Chris Hoffman, B.A., M.M., Vocal Performance Director, Choral Department CPC 219 Blinn College Bryan, TX chris.hoffman@Blinn.edu


Theatre Auditions
Flier for Theatre Auditions Fall 2013



Open audition for Fall 2013 Theatre productions.


When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Room E-121, Student center


A Piece of My Heart by Shirley Lauro
A Vietnam War drama based on the true story of
women’s experiences before, during and after their tour of duty.
Roles for 6 women (1 singer/guitar player), 1 man.


The Star Chamber
by Noel Coward
A 1930’s British one-act comedy about actors and their egos!
Roles for 5 women, 5 men and 1 canine.

 

All actors should come early to fill out audition forms.  Will be doing cold readings from the scripts and strongly encourage all women to prepare song (guitar self-accompanied if able) 16 bars of a late 1960’s/ early 1970’s song of choice). 

 

Contact greg.wise@blinn.edu for more information or an audition packet.

 

For more information please click here.



The Pianist and the Painter: Passion for Science
Flier for art presentation



Blinn Fine Arts faculty, Becky Phillips art reception.


When: August 31, 2013 @ 7pm
Where: The SEAD Gallery

          216 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Tx. 77803
Admission: $7.00

 

For more information please click here.



Sublime Encounters: Science & Art Collide
Sublime Encounters



Blinn Fine Arts faculty, Becky Phillips art reception.


When: June 6, 2013 from 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where: The SEAD Gallery

          216 W. 26th Street, Bryan, Tx. 77803
Admission: Free

 

For more information please click here.



The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged

Performance of Shakespeare


Blinn Fine Arts Theatre department will present "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield:


When: April 25 – 27, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Barbara Pearson Banquet Room (Student center)
Admission: Free

Cast:

     TC March
     Molly McIntyre
     Alan Freeman

 

THERE WILL BE ONE FIFTEEN-MINUTE INTERMISSION.
The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.


PRODUCTION
Director.........................Greg Wise
Technical Director...........Jean Daniels
Stage Manager...............Geraldine Butler
Props & Backstage Crew...Shelby Edge, Kyle White
Dressers........................Miriam Felder,Alicia Vivero
Costumer.......................Jennifer Patrick
Light Board Operator........Mitch Roberts
Sound Board Operator......Dan Martinez
Load-In Crew.................TC March, Stephanie
                                   Hoxie,Andrew Densmore
Concessions...................Julian Sonnier
Media............................Brandon Webb
Poster Design.................Charles Kelm