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Broadway Actor Gives Musical Theatre Masterclass

Phillip Boykin was in Charlotte for the tour of Once On This Island.
   November 15, 2019

Broadway actor Phillip Boykin was in Rowe Recital Hall on November 14 to lead a masterclass in the Musical Theatre Workshop. Boykin, a bass-baritone, was a lead cast member in the 2017 Broadway production of Once On This Island and was in Charlotte for the touring production of the show at the...

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Faculty Direct and Design Cape Fear Regional Theatre Production

"No Child" directed by theatre professor Kaja Dunn, with set by Tom Burch.
   November 4, 2019

Two members of the Department of Theatre faculty have directed and designed a new production at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, N.C. No Child..., a play by Nilaja Sun, is directed by Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn, with a set by Assistant Professor of Scenic Design...

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Theatre Faculty Present “Doctor Faustus” Production at Warehouse PAC

Cartage Theatre was founded by Assistant Professor of Theatre Aly Amidei.
   October 29, 2019

Cartage Theatre, a local theatre company founded by Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei with her husband, Brian Amidei, will present An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered  By Doctor John Faustus On This His Final Evening at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius, November 1-17....

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Theatre Students in University Title IX Instructional Videos

Students from the theatre department are actors in "bystander intervention" videos.
   October 16, 2019

Department of Theatre students recently participated in the making of official UNC Charlotte Title IX instructional videos for the "Niners Know" course. This past summer, Ariana Arocho, Cydney Wallace, Dylan Ireland, Isabel Gonzalez, James Michels, Kenneth Quiroz, Michael (Drew) Coley, Amberlin McCormick, Jocelyn Cabaniss, Migdalia Ramirez, and Joel Vincent worked with Dr. Michelle Reinken,...

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Theatre Professor Co-develops Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intimacy Initiative

Kaja Dunn has co-developed the initiative for Theatrical Intimacy Education.
   September 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn and Brian Eugenio Herrera, an associate professor of theatre at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, have together developed the The Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Intimacy Initiative (EDIII)  to address inequities in theatrical training spaces. The initiative is led by Theatrical Intimacy Education, a consulting group...

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Theatre Chair is Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta

Dr. Lynne Conner will travel to Edmonton, Canada, this month.
   September 10, 2019

Dr. Lynne Conner, chair of the Department of Theatre, has been named a Distinguished Visitor at the University of Alberta at Edmonton, one of Canada’s premiere research universities. She will visit the campus for five days, giving a keynote Town...

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Acting Professor Publishes Essay in Theatre Symposium Series

Kaja Dunn has published an essay in Volume 27 of the Theatre Symposium Series.
   September 6, 2019

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn has published an essay in Volume 27 of the Theatre Symposium Seriesissued by The University of Alabama Press. The book, edited by Sarah McCarroll, explores bodies and embodiment in theatre. Dunn's essay is entitled, "Hidden Damage: When Uninformed Casting and Actor Training Disregard the Effect of Character Embodiment on...

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Faculty Present at Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference

Dean Adams and Kaja Dunn presented research at the national conference in Orlando.
   August 23, 2019

Dean Adams, associate dean of performing arts services, and Kaja Dunn, assistant professor of acting, presented at the national conference of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), which took place in Orlando, Florida, August 7-11. The 2019 ATHE conference theme was "Scene Changes: Working...

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Student, Professor, and Alum Participate in Children's Theatre New Play Development

The new play is part of the Children's Theatre of Charlotte's "Kindness Project."
   July 3, 2019

Three members of the College of Arts + Architecture family recently participated in the development of a new play at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Theatre student Ginger Duchi, theatre professor Kaja Dunn, and dance alumnus Alex Aguilar joined playwright L.M. Feldman and director David Winitsky for a week-long professional workshopping of Feldman's play, Tropical Secrets: Holocaust...

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Professor's Social Circus Project Finalist for National Theater Project Grant

The Nouveau Sud Project, founded by Associate Professor Carlos Cruz, is one of 24 finalists.
   June 27, 2019

The Nouveau Sud Project, a contemporary social circus initiative founded by Associate Professor of Theatre Carlos Cruz, is one of 24 finalists for a National Theater Project Creation and Touring Grant, awarded by the New England Foundation for the Arts. The finalists were chosen from...

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