If you heard a radio commercial recently that made you hungry for Hooters’ chicken wings, it may have been Morgan Meadows’ oratory skills that triggered your food urges. The 22-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University Theatre student has won a $100,000 voice-over contract with Virginia Beach-based Studio Center in the company’s first Next Great Voice Talent competition. Read more.
It is easy to be indifferent about things a world away when they don’t affect us personally. One Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts professor is trying to change that. Bob Paris, an associate professor of kinetic imaging, has developed a website featuring experimental video to raise awareness of a global issue that affects thousands of lives every year. Read more.
Kirk Kjeldsen, assistant professor in the Cinema Department of the VCU School of the Arts, has published his first novel, “Tomorrow City,” a bullet-paced crime story set in New York City and Shanghai. Kjeldsen lives most of the year in Shanghai, while teaching writing workshops and other cinema classes online and during extended visits to Richmond. Read more.