Day: September 22, 2022

‘Arabesque: The Art of Clement Yeh and Tomas Co’ Opens Friday

The Rozsa Galleries open their fall exhibit, “Arabesque: The Art of Clement Yeh and Tomas Co,” this Friday, September 23. Focused on dance and movement, “Arabesque” brings the works of Canadian artist Clement Yeh and local artist and Michigan Tech Professor Emeritus Tomas Co.

Yeh’s piece, “Movement in Time and Space,” is an immersive drawing environment stretching 56 feet long and six feet tall. A member of the Visual Arts faculty at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, Canada, Yeh’s practice focuses on drawing, sculpture and drafting. He is a passionate advocate for the supporting the role that art plays in personal growth, confronting social issues and uplifting the quality of life in society.

Co is a contemporary local artist whose work began as watercolor and sumi-e ink paintings and later expanded into sculptural and digital art. Although his primary career was as a chemical engineering professor at Michigan Tech, Co has kept an active parallel artistic endeavor. His work has appeared in local solo exhibits and a few juried shows nationally. His artistic motivation is to satisfy a need for personal expression and a need to make sense of the confusing, exciting, yet sometimes depressing current events and human conditions. His metal sculptures, featured in “Arabesque,” are symbolic representations of the fluidity of dance.

Inspired by ballet and dance, you can meet Yeh and Co during an artist reception that will precede the October 28 performance of American Ballet Theatre at the Rozsa Center. Plan to enjoy refreshments, meet the artists in a relaxed environment and learn about how they go from inspiration to the final pieces you see.


  • Exhibit: “Arabesque: The Art of Clement Yeh and Tomas Co”
  • Dates: Friday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Nov. 4
  • Location: Rozsa Galleries A-Space, lower level of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
  • Artist Reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct 28, in the Rozsa Galleries

This program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program, which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the state of Michigan’s King-Chávez-Parks Initiative.

A Christmas Carol Auditions!

Audition announcement for Tech Theatre’s, A Christmas Carol.

Audition details:
Students and Adult Community Members:
Monday or Tuesday, September 26-27, 6:30-8:00 or 8:00-9:30 pm
Walker 207 (McArdle Theatre)

Please do the following before you audition:
Sign up for a 90-minute slot on Monday or Tuesday
Fill out an audition form

You will be notified by email which audition time slot you are confirmed for by Sunday evening.

We will do introductions and a short warm-up, then we will have everyone read scenes from the play. A copy of the script can be found here: A Christmas Carol Script

Wednesday, September 28
Walker 210
4-6 years old – 5:00-5:45 pm
7-12 years old – 5:45-6:45 pm
13-17 years old – 7:00-8:00 pm
Parents – Please fill out an Audition Form and Release Form before your child auditions.

Production Details:
Production dates/times:
December 1-3, 7:30 pm, Rozsa Center
December 4, 2:00 pm, Rozsa Center

Rehearsal may begin as soon as Thursday, September 29

Rehearsals will generally be Sunday – Thursday evenings, 6:30-9:30, but that is subject to change depending on the responses to this audition form, and we may accommodate an earlier rehearsal for scenes with children.

We expect to release children as early as possible, except for the final dress rehearsals.

Once the production goes into technical rehearsal (beginning November 14th) rehearsals will take place every day beginning as early as 5:00pm and ending as late as 11:00pm. There may be rehearsals on the 18th and 27th of November (Friday, of the beginning of Thanksgiving Break and Sunday, the end of Break).

Following the final performance on December 4th, actors are expected to remain to help with striking the set, putting away costumes, cleaning the dressing rooms, and other tasks.

A Christmas Carol has a seemingly large cast with “named” roles. However, we plan to have some actors play more than one role, and all will be part of the ensemble. Some roles may be cast against the assumed gender in the script.

Roles for Adults:
Ebenezer Scrooge
Bob Cratchit
Fred (Scrooge’s nephew)
Marley (Ghost of . . . )
Julia (Fred’s wife)
Lucy (Julia’s sister)
Caroline’s Husband
The Ghost of Christmas Past
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Mr. Fezziwig
Mrs. Fezziwig
Fezziwig Daughters
Mrs. Cratchet
Peter (Cratchet’s son)
Belinda (Cratchet’s daughter)
Old man and woman in Park
Mr. Topper
Old Joe
Undertaker’s Woman

Roles expected to be filled by children (although youthful adults may be considered!):
Young Scrooge (12-14)
Boy Scrooge (8-10)
Boys at the Crossroads (8-12)
Fezziwig Daughters
Cratchet Children
Tiny Tim

For questions regarding the audition schedule and times, please contact the stage manager, Laurel Schmidt

For questions regarding the play, please contact the director, Trish Helsel