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Department of Drama Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Several hundred alumni, students, and guests gathered April 26 and 27 at the Hartke Theatre for a gala weekend celebrating the 75th anniversary of Catholic University’s Department of Drama (CUADrama) and honoring the department’s contributions to theatre and screen. The department is among the earliest university drama programs in the nation, founded in 1937 under the guidance of Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P. Helen Hayes Award-winning actress Halo Wines and former CUADrama Chair William H. Graham Sr. served as honorary co-chairs, with CUADrama veteran and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer serving as honorary chair.