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Students Compete at Kennedy Center Festival

Theatre students compete at the KCACTF Region 4 in Spartanburg.
   February 5, 2019

Theatre students Jack Murphy and Amberlin McCormick, pictured here in last fall’s production of Twelfth Night, are competing at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 4 for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Now in its 50th year, the Kennedy Center American...

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Theatre Alum Wins Burman New Play Award

Stacey Rose (Theatre, 2008) has received the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award.
   January 30, 2019

Stacey Rose (B.A. in Theatre, 2008) has received the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, through a national contest at Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. Rose, whose play was chosen from nearly 500 submissions, will receive $25,000 and a production of her play at Barrington Stage.

Rose’s winning play, America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of...

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Professor Directs Steppenwolf Theatre Production

Robin Witt is directing a production at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
   January 29, 2019

Associate Professor of Theatre Robin Witt is directing a production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, one of the premiere ensemble theatre companies in the United States. The production runs January 31-March 17 and...

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Theatre Faculty Shape New Works for Charlotte Ballet

Two new dance works for Charlotte Ballet were created in partnership with theatre professors.
   January 24, 2019

Two new dance works on the Charlotte Ballet’s upcoming Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented program have been created in partnership with the Department of Theatre. Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley and Dr. Lynne Conner, chair of the Department of Theatre, have worked closely with choreographers Peter Chu and Stephanie Martinez to explore Shakespeare...

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Theatre Student to Perform in NC Black Repertory Company Reading

Theatre major Deandre Sanders will perform in a professional staged reading in February.
   January 22, 2019

Theatre major Deandre Sanders has been invited by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC) to perform in a staged reading of Run No More by New Orleans-based playwright Harold Ellis Clarke. The performance will take place on February 24 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sanders will read the role of Tuyen.

Founded in 1979, NCBRC...

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Theatre Department Presents Wali Jamal in August Wilson's "How I Learned What I Learned"

   January 1, 2019
In recognition of the Martin Luther King holiday, the Department of Theatre will present actor Wali Jamal in August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned on January 17 and 18.

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Department of Theatre Receives NCTC Award

   December 13, 2018
The Department of Theatre has received the North Carolina Theatre Conference's 2018 University/College Award.

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"Trikster" Designs Accepted for Costume Society of America Symposium

   November 13, 2018
Costume designs for the Department of Theatre's 2017 production of Trikster have been accepted for the Design Showcase of the 2019 Costume Society of America Annual Meeting and Symposium.

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Theatre Students Hired for Commercials

   November 12, 2018
Two current theatre students were recently booked for professional commercials that filmed in the Charlotte region.

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Scenic Design Professor Designs Burning Coal Theatre Production

   November 9, 2018
UNC Charlotte Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Thomas Burch has designed the set for the Burning Coal Theatre production of The Weir, a play by Conor McPherson.

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