|Todd Ristau (left), Ernie Zulia of Hollins Theatre Department.|
I wrote a piece on the Hollins Theatre Department and its leaders, Ernie Zulia and Todd Ristau, for this month's Roanoker Magazine (found here and only available online) and I suspect you might enjoy reading it. Hollins, which has 613 students, ranks No. 18 in the nation among theater departments and recently put $3 million into its own theater.
Ernie's productions at the school have been the region's best for some time now, setting a new standard for theater here. Those productions have also raised the bar here and helped develop--especially with Ristau's deep involvement in community theater in Roanoke--the Star City's deep and wide talent pool.
Say "hello" to the kids when you pass them downtown and welcome them to Theatre Central, Roanoke VA.
(Photo by me for the Roanoker Magazine.)