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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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Theatre Major To Perform Leading Roles in Regional Productions

Amberlin McCormick has two big roles and graduate school on the horizon.
   April 15, 2019

Theatre major Amberlin McCormick will perform leading roles in two upcoming regional productions. Beginning Friday, April 19, she will perform the role of Eurydice in the Warehouse Performing Arts Center production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. The show runs at the Warehouse, in Cornelius, through May 4.

In July,...

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Department of Theatre Receives Full NAST Accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has granted full membership to UNC Charlotte.
   April 9, 2019

The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has granted full membership to UNC Charlotte’s Department of Theatre. Gained through an intensive peer review process, membership is granted only to institutions that meet all of the rigorous accreditation standards established by NAST.

Founded in 1965, the National...

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Theatre Students in "Atkins Out Loud"

Theatre students will perform on April 2.
   March 19, 2019

Students from the Department of Theatre will perform THEATRE SHORTS: Scenes, Monologues and Dramatic Storytelling from the Department of Theatre on April 2 from 5 to 6 pm in the Halton Reading Room of J. Murray Atkins Library. This program, hosted by theatre major Isabel Gonzales, is part of Atkins Out Loud, a program presented by the library each semester.

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