Roger Guenveur Smith with UNC Charlotte students, January 2017
Baltimore Post-Show Audience-centered Discussions
Wednesday, September 27 - October 1 | Post-show 7:30 PM and 2 PM (October 1) | Black Box Theater
Baltimore, by contemporary playwright Kirstin Greenidge, tells the story of a racist event and its aftermath in a college dorm. The play references recent events—including the riots in Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter movement—through the experience and perspectives of eight culturally diverse college students. Each of the five performances of Baltimore will be followed by an audience-centered discussion about the issues raised in the play. Please join us and share your voice.
A Conversation with Film & Television Actor Laura Linney
Thursday, October 19 | 2:15 PM | Anne R. Belk Theater
Join us for a moderated discussion/Q & A session with film, television and stage actress Laura Linney. A three-time academy award nominee, four-time Tony award nominee, and the winner of four Emmy awards, Linney is among the most versatile and successful actresses working today. Her stage credits include the 2002 Broadway revival of The Crucible (Tony award nomination) and the 2017 revival of The Little Foxes. Her film credits include You Can Count On Me, The Truman Show, Mystic River, and Love Actually. She is currently starring in HBO’s Ozark.
Women of Trachis Post-Show Conversation with Playwright Kate E. Ryan
Friday, October 27 | 7:30 PM | Black Box Theater
Using a kitchen sink full of contemporary references (think Xanax, computer games, and pop songs from the 60s), this updating of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis explores issues that just don’t seem to want to go away: gender trouble and the consequences of loving too hard. Playwright Kate E. Ryan and members of the production company engage in conversation with audience members about their experience both performing in and watching the production.
WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES
Acting Master Class with Film & Television Actor Laura Linney
Thursday, October 19 | 3:30-4:30 PM | Anne R. Belk Theater
Film, television and stage actress Laura Linney leads an acting master class for theater majors. More information about signing out for the master class is forthcoming via email.
A three-time academy award nominee, four-time Tony award nominee, and the winner of four Emmy awards, Linney is among the most versatile and successful actresses working today. Her stage credits include the 2002 Broadway revival of The Crucible (Tony award nomination) and the 2017 revival of The Little Foxes. Her film credits include You Can Count On Me, The Truman Show, Mystic River, and Love Actually. She is currently starring in HBO’s Ozark.
Actors from the London Stage Acting Workshops
Tuesday - Friday, October 31 - November 3 | Location TBA
Actors from the London Stage, a professional touring company featuring five British actors, will lead a series of special classroom workshops while in residence during the first week of November. One of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theater companies in the world, the troupe was co-founded by the renowned British actor Patrick Stewart.
THEATRE PASSPORT FREE TICKETS SERIES
The PASSPORT Free Ticket Series offers UNC Charlotte Theatre majors the opportunity to attend a variety of professional theatre productions in Charlotte. Each semester we purchase tickets to wide variety of performances including plays, musicals, opera, children’s theater, and interdisciplinary/devised work. During the spring 2017 semester, for example, we purchased 84 tickets to five different events: Fiasco Theatre’s Into the Woods, Black Violin, Theatre Charlotte’s A Raisin in the Sun, On Q Productions’ Miles & Coltrane: Blue, and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Bud, Not Buddy. At the end of the semester participating students share their opinions about the shows with faculty and student colleagues. More information about signing out for the Fall 2017 Passport shows is forthcoming via email.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
UNC Charlotte Commedia Players
Under the artistic leadership of Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre, Carlos Cruz, Theater majors have the opportunity to audition for this special traveling performance company appearing each fall at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Over the course of eight weekend, our student commedia troupe performs for thousands of visitors to the festival. For more information on auditioning for the UNC Charlotte Commedia Players, please contact Professor Cruz at CarlosCruz@uncc.edu.
College of Arts + Architecture Networking Fair
Tuesday, September 26 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Robinson Hall Front Lobby
ALUMNI AWARD CEREMONY
College of Arts + Architecture Distinguished Alumni Awards
TBA | March 2018 | Anne R. Belk Theater
2018 Department of Theatre Distinguished Alumni: TBA