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Musical Theatre Students Win NATS Auditions

Five UNC Charlotte students will advance from the state to the regional auditions.
   November 22, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture Musical Theatre Certificate program is pleased to announce that three students placed in the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Music Theater auditions, with two additional students advancing to the...

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Theatre Professor Interviewed for American Theatre Article

Kaja Dunn addresses training students of color.
   October 21, 2020

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn was recently interviewed for an article in American Theatre, a publication of the national organization, Theatre Communications Group. The article, “You’ve Got to Be Taught: Cultural Competency in Theatre Training...

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Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Co-Edits New Book

“Shakespeare and Geek Culture” was published by Bloomsbury this month.
   October 16, 2020

A new book co-edited by Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley, with Peter Holland, surveys Shakespeare’s prevalence across popular culture. Published by Bloomsbury, Shakespeare and Geek Culture includes 18 essays that explore “geeky” enthusiasm for the Bard...

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Theatre Professor’s Project Wins National Theater Project Award

The Nouveau Sud Circus Project will address immigration in “La Bestia.”
   September 30, 2020

The Nouveau Sud Circus Project, founded and directed by Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz, has received one of ten 2020 National Theater Project Awards given by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Chosen from among 28 finalists, the award winners will receive Creation and Touring Grants, ranging from $90,000 to $...

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Professor Leads National Workshop on Accessibility in Costuming

Aly Amidei will present a workshop for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
   September 17, 2020

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei will lead the workshop “Accessibility in Costuming” on September 21 as part of a series presented by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (UTSITT). The webinar will present methods to center accessibility in the costume process,...

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Theatre Professor’s Article Addresses Training Students of Color

Kaja Dunn has co-written an article for the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training.
   September 11, 2020

An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn appears in the current issue of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for research by practitioners, academics, creative artists and pedagogues. The article, “Training theatre...

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Professor's Young Adult Book Series is Optioned for Animation

Andrew Hartley's "Steeplejack" trilogy has won attention and awards.
   August 17, 2020

The animation studio OddBot Inc. has optioned the three books of theatre professor Andrew Hartley's Steeplejack trilogy for development as a limited TV series or movie. The trio of young adult fantasy/adventure novels are set in the 19th century in a fictional land similar to South Africa and feature a courageous teen-aged...

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Theatre Students Question Justice

A special topics theatre course challenged students to think deeply and create courageously.
   July 31, 2020

Last spring's applied theatre course, The Questioning Justice Project, took on even greater urgency when COVID interrupted the semester (and life), and the murder of George Floyd activated national protests. The course, taught by professors Beth Murray and David Fillmore, challenged the 17 students to ask: What is justice? What are the many forms of...

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Theatre Professor Delivers Keynote at Conference on Theater Education

Kaja Dunn discusses "Teaching In Trauma."
   July 14, 2020

Assistant Professor of Theatre Kaja Dunn delivered the keynote address at the Emergency Conference on Undergraduate Theater Education presented by George Mason University, July 13-17. The conference, held virtually, was organized in response to the challenges to teaching and performing that are the result of the COVID-19...

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Theatre Professor’s Social Circus Project is NEFA Finalist

Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz founded the Nouveau Sud Circus Project.
   June 26, 2020

The Nouveau Sud Circus Project, founded and directed by Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz, has been named a 2020 National Theater Project finalist by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Chosen from among 90 applicants, the 28 finalists...

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