Special Events & Opportunities


Theatre Department Community Fall Gathering

Tuesday, September 22, at 5:30 PM | Virtual Event

At this gathering of majors, minors, faculty and staff we’ll share information about our B.A. in Theatre (including how the Concentrations work), upcoming special events (workshops, etc.), and our 2020-21 season.


The Corona Caesar: A Digital Production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

September 8-9, at 6 PM | Virtual Event

For more information on how to sign up and prepare check the audition page on our website: https://coaa.uncc.edu/theatre/productions/audition-information


Bridging the Gap in Theatre: Working with African American Hair and Makeup for the Theatre with Jerrilyn Lanier

Friday, October 16 | Virtual Event

More information on signing up coming soon!

Workshop participants will dive into African American hair & makeup techniques: covering use of tools and products for designing hair & makeup for the stage. The issues that performers of color face in this industry will be discussed as part of the workshop process. 

Jerrilyn Lanier holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design and Production from the University of Alabama. Roll Tide! She was fortunate to train under Martha Ruskai in the makeup and hair design areas, and to help the Ben Nye company reformulate their African American stage makeup kits. She has designed costumes for theatre, dance and film and does freelance wig design work. She started Bridging the Gap in order to open up conversations in the theatre and film industries with other theatre artists on how to work with African American hair and makeup. This work is a true passion project for her.


Career Center Arts, Media, and Design Career Community Work

November 9 - 13, 2020 

An entire week dedicated to the career development of creative students with intentional career meet ups, a Career Trek, and the week concluding with our CreativeCONNECT event. This event will be virtual and run through a platform called HopIn, so faculty and students can network in the comfort of their homes! More information about this event will be shared soon.

College of Arts + Architecture Career Expo: Creative CONNECT

Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11 AM | Virtual Event

Our 4th annual networking event for creatives and will include arts and design professionals who work in all five disciplines of the COA+A including Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, and Architecture. Students will have a valuable opportunity to mingle with these professionals and learn more about programs within these organizations where they can get more involved through volunteering, internships, part-time or full-time employment. A few of participating organizations include the Arts and Science Council, Charlotte Ballet, Little Diversified, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Opera Carolina, and many more! This year’s event will be virtual and run through a platform called HopIn, so faculty and students can network in the comfort of their homes! More information about this event will be shared soon.


Department of Theatre Portfolio Review

Friday, December 11 at 2 PM | Virtual Event

Sign-up and preparation information TBA.

Any student who is interested in designing, assistant designing, or holding a major production role for a department production must attend in order to be considered.  All students currently enrolled in a section of THEA 4610, or wishing to receive credit next spring, must present a portfolio. In addition, any student who is interested in trying to develop a design or technical portfolio is highly encouraged to attend in order to observe, ask questions, and gain valuable insight into what makes a successful theatre portfolio. Faculty and Students are welcome to observe.

Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase


This special showcase event features students in the Musical Theatre Workshop course and shows off their singing, acting and dancing skills in a range of repertoire from the Musical Theatre canon. 


December Grads Celebration and Winter Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6 PM | Virtual Event

It’s time to party! Theatre students and faculty gather to celebrate the year and to honor our graduating seniors with special commendations (delivered by the faculty) along with student-led awards and activities.


The PASSPORT Free Ticket Series offers UNC Charlotte Theatre majors the opportunity to attend a variety of professional theatre productions in Charlotte. Each semester we purchase tickets to wide variety of performances including plays, musicals, opera, children’s theater, and interdisciplinary/devised work. Participating students are encouraged to share their opinions about the shows with faculty and student colleagues.


UNC Charlotte Commedia Players

Under the artistic leadership of Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre, Carlos Cruz, Theater majors have the opportunity to audition for this special traveling performance company appearing each fall at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Over the course of eight weekend, our student commedia troupe performs for thousands of visitors to the festival. For more information on auditioning for the UNC Charlotte Commedia Players, please contact Professor Cruz at CarlosCruz@uncc.edu.