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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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Theatre Department to Host Costume Society of America Regional Symposium

The Costumes Society of American Southeastern Region Symposium will occur in Charlotte Nov. 7-10.
   June 25, 2019

The UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre will host the Costume Society of America 2019 Southeastern Region Symposium & Annual Meeting in Charlotte, November 7-10. Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei is the symposium chair.

The symposium, entitled "Fashion Queens," will present original scholarship on the history of dress, adornment, and the future of...

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Reviews in for Witt's Latest Chicago Production

Theatre professor Robin Witt has been directing in Chicago this academic year.
   June 10, 2019

The reviews are in for Associate Professor of Directing Robin Witt's most recent work in Chicago, where she has spent the past semester on a reassignment of duties. Witt directed W. Somerset Maugham's play, For Services Rendered (pictured), which is at the Griffin Theatre Company through July 6. 

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Theatre Education Professor and Team Research Collaborative Productions

Dr. Beth Murray is researching a project by two local professional theatre companies.
   April 29, 2019

Associate Professor of Theatre Education Beth Murray, with Associate Professor of Psychology Lori Van Wallendael and Jeanmarie Higgins of Penn State University, have been conducting research for...

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