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ISU Theatre: Creating a World for People to Step Into

A conversation between Dean Kandi Turley Ames, Professor Paul Yeates, and student Michelle Ludlow about the Idaho State University theatre program and the national award-winning production of Marisol. Paul also shares information about the upcoming Farm Bureau Summer Theatre production, High School Musical. 

Those who work on the technical and design components of a show are often the unsung heroes, those behind the curtain who are hardly ever seen. Paul oversees the work of students who are integral to the design process for productions, including the 2023 production of Marisol, which won numerous national awards. 

Paul shares some highlights of High School Musicalwhich will be performed June 9-10, 12, 15-17, 7:30 p.m. at the Bistline Theatre in the Stephens Performing Arts Center. 

The community is invited to help build sets, make costumes, and more. If you’d like to be part of creating a world that will immerse the audience during this production, please reach out to the Department of Theatre or Paul Yeates to find out how you can be involved!

Paul Yeates

The Department of Theatre and Dance at or (208) 282-3173. 

Kandi Turley-Ames began her journey at Idaho State University by graduating from ISU with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1990 and a Master of Science in Psychology in 1993. She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Washington State University in 1996. She is a graduate of the Higher Education Resource Service for women in higher education administration. Her academic area of expertise includes memory and cognition. She has published numerous papers with colleagues and students on how strategies impact memory and higher cognitive abilities.