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Theatre Professor to Receive Kennedy Center Medallion

Kaja Dunn is being recognized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
   May 7, 2021

Assistant Professor of Theatre Kaja Dunn will receive a Kennedy Center Medallion from the National Committee of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in a ceremony on May 22. A project of the Education Division of the Kennedy Center...

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UNC Charlotte Student Receives Diversity in Arts Leadership Internship

Theatre major Alex Gomes is one of just 25 recipients of the prestigious national internship.
   April 2, 2021

UNC Charlotte student Alex Gomes has been accepted into the 2021 Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) internship program established by Americans for the Arts....

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Two Students Advance to NATS National Auditions

Migdalia Ramirez and Sam Pomerantz will compete in the Music Theater category.
   March 30, 2021

Two UNC Charlotte students who competed at the state and regional levels of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions have advanced to the national level of the competition in the Music Theater category. Sam Pomerantz (student of Assistant Professor of Voice Sequina DuBose) and Migdalia Ramirez (student of...

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Trio of Theatre Faculty Co-author Chapter on Decolonizing Shakespeare

New Shakespeare "Research Handbook" includes chapter by Andrew Hartley, Kaja Dunn, and Chris Berry.
   March 27, 2021

Three professors in the Department of Theatre have jointly written a chapter for The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance, a new book published this month by Bloomsbury. Andrew Hartley, Kaja Dunn, and...

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Theatre Alumna Lands Leading Role in Children’s Theatre Production

Isabel Gonzales will perform in "Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba.
   March 8, 2021

Isabel Gonzales, who received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in 2019, will play the female lead in the upcoming Children’s Theatre of Charlotte production of Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba. Adapted from the book by Margarita Engle, Tropical Secrets (pictured above) explores the World War II-era...

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Theatre Chair Produces Audio Play

Dr. Lynne Conner has released an audio production of her play, "The Mother."
   February 17, 2021

Dr. Lynne Conner, an award-winning playwright and chair of the Department of Theatre, has released an audio production of her play, The Mother.

The play, which was a 2018 and 2019 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist, received its world premiere by ...

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Student Wins Sound Design Award at Regional Theatre Festival

Gianna Agostino was recognized for her sound design for The Corona Caesar podcast.
   February 11, 2021

Student Gianna Agostino has received “Top Honorable Mention,” in the sound design category of the Design, Technology, and Management competition at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).  Agostino, a senior music major and theatre minor, was recognized for her sound design for the Department of Theatre...

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Lecturer Rachel Engstrom Wins Local BroadwayWorld Award

Designs for "Spring Awakening" win "Costume Design of the Decade."
   February 9, 2021

Lecturer Rachel Engstrom has won the "Costume Design of the Decade" award in the 2020 BroadwayWorld Charlotte awards. Engstrom, who is the costume lab supervisor for the College of Arts + Architecture's Performing Arts Services, was recognized for her designs for the 2018 Theatre Charlotte production of Spring Awakening.

 The...

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CoA+A Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19.
   February 7, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19, in the seventh annual celebration of alumni achievement. The event will be virtual and open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Acting Professor is Lead in Atlanta Play Festival Reading

Kaja Dunn plays the title role in Pearl in digital performance.
   January 21, 2021

Kaja Dunn, assistant professor of acting in the Department of Theatre, will read the title role in Sonhara Eastman's play Pearl in a virtual performance on January 28. The performance is the final event in The Graham Martin UNEXPECTED PLAY FESTIVAL 2021, a four-part series of...

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