Arts & Culture

Temple acting students rehearsing on stage before the opening of Reggie Hoops.
The anatomy of a play
Temple students worked with a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright to bring 'Reggie Hoops', an original play, to Randall Theater.
February 1, 2017
Three opera singers wearing brightly colored costumes and wigs performing on stage.
Temple Opera in the spotlight: 'The Impresario' and 'La Canterina' photos
Temple presented two wildly bold and funny operas rolled into one: ‘The Impresario’ and ‘La Canterina.’
November 14, 2016
Lighting equipment on the sidewalk outside the Temple Performing Arts Center.
Owls want more silver screen time for Philly
Two alumni are working toward the creation of a Philadelphia-based union for film and television crews to continue luring productions to the city.
November 1, 2016
A female student in zombie makeup
Zombies take Temple
Through a theater makeup class, students get hands-on experience in applying different kinds of makeup for different settings—including a zombie apocalypse.
A group of people on a film set.
Faculty film to screen at Philadelphia Film Festival
Associate Professor Elisabeth Subrin’s experience writing and directing her feature film debut has had a positive impact on her teaching.
Actors in costume on the set of Temple Theaters's production of Hairspray.
Hairspray: behind the scenes
From costume and set design to choosing the perfect wig, take a look at how Temple Theaters brought the musical "Hairspray" to the stage of Tomlinson Theater.
Paintbrushes and a woman painting in the background.
Philly’s art scene powered by Temple
Graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and the Tyler School of Art are influencing the city’s art scene.
Dan Campbell performing on stage while wearing a Temple t-shirt.
Alumnus rocks the stage
Dan Campbell, EDU ’11, frontman of the band The Wonder Years, shaped his perspective at Temple.
Dancers lifting each other up on stage with purple lighting.
Temple alumna designs for Fringe Festival
Natalia de la Torre, TFM ’06, designed beautiful costumes—and clothing that can withstand being thrown across stage—for three different shows at this year’s Fringe Festival.
Coltrane sitting with his saxophone.
John Coltrane exhibit honors musical legacy
Temple will partner the Philadelphia Jazz Project to present a series of events celebrating John Coltrane.
Two women dancers embracing.
Monumental dance
Anywhere, choreographed by Kathy Westwater and commissioned by the Department of Dance, makes its debut at Temple this month.
The Pennsylvania Slave Trade historical marker at Penn’s Landing.
Historical marker recognizes slave trade
Charles L. Blockson, curator emeritus of the Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries, successfully submitted a proposal to designate a local slave port with a historical marker.
A colorfully painted DNC donkey representing Tennessee.
Temple artists design donkeys
As delegates flock to Philadelphia for the 2016 DNC, they’ll be greeted by a drove of Temple Made donkeys.