Carlos Cruz Receives Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement

Theatre professor and MFA program director recognized for arts-based work in the community.
   April 11, 2023

CarlosAlexis Cruz, associate professor of theatre and the program director for the forthcoming Master of Fine Arts in Community Centered Practice, has received the 2023 Bonnie E. Cone Professorship in Civic Engagement. Formerly the Provost's Faculty Award for Community Engagement,...

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Theatre Department Presents Original Play for Young Audiences

Dr. Beth Murray and her students adapted the book of zany poems, "A Hatful of Dragons."
   April 10, 2023

By Rayden Leeder

What do you get when you take a zany and imaginative poetry book for children and put it in the hands of passionate and creative theatre education students? Well, you get UNC Charlotte's newest traveling show, A Hatful of Dragons.

This month, the Department of...

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University Joins Charlotte SHOUT! as Ideas Pillar Sponsor

Faculty, students, and alumni contribute to festival programming.
   March 16, 2023

For 17 days this spring, Charlotte SHOUT! will invigorate Uptown Charlotte, bringing performances, installations, food trucks, interactive art and engaging conversations to plazas and venues in the center city. The annual festival aims to inspire Charlotteans with creative and culinary innovation, turning the center of town into a forum for new ideas and experiences. And for the first time,...

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College of Arts + Architecture Announces 2023 Distinguished Alumni

Six Distinguished Alumni will be honored at a ceremony on March 30.
   February 1, 2023

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Thursday, March 30, in the ninth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

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Theatre Professor Shifts Site-Specific Focus to Charlotte

Fresh off a Florida production, Laura Waringer co-teaches site-specific Shakespeare.
   January 20, 2023

Assistant Professor of Directing Laura Waringer has returned to campus after a “reassignment of duties” last semester allowed her to finally bring her pandemic-delayed production of Into the Woods to fruition in November. Presented by Waringer’s company, Wanderlust, which puts musicals “on location” in site-specific,...

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Dean Muller to Depart CoA+A

Dr. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will serve as interim dean.
   January 19, 2023

Dean Brook Muller has announced he will depart the University effective June 30. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will become interim dean.  

"I would like to thank UNC Charlotte for giving me the opportunity to lead the College of Arts + Architecture,” Muller said. “I have learned so much from its magical constellation of...

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Theatre Students Perform with Charlotte Symphony

Logan Pavia and Sam Pomerantz sang on Holiday Pops program.
   December 20, 2022

Theatre students Logan Pavia and Sam Pomerantz were featured performers recently at the 2022 Holiday Pops concert presented by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The annual program took place December 16-18 at the Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte.

Pomerantz, who graduated the same weekend, and Pavia are both participants in the College of Arts + Architecture’s Musical Theatre...

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Faculty Receive ASC Cultural Vision and Artist Support Grants

Five current CoAA professors are among the grant recipients.
   December 15, 2022

Five current College of Arts + Architecture faculty members and one retired professor are among the recent recipients of grants from the local Arts & Science Council (ASC). Associate Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2023 Cultural Vision Grant; Professor of Art Maja Godlewska, Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, Professor of Theatre...

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Theatre Student Joins Major Artists in Music Festival to Get Out the Vote

Sam Pomerantz will perform in the virtual #iVoted Festival on Election Day.
   November 7, 2022

Theatre major Sam Pomerantz is among a group of big-name artists performing on November 8 in the #iVoted Festival, celebrating the privilege and right to vote. Founded in 2018 with more than 150 performances in 37 states, the biannual “IVoted” festival gained a greater presence when it went virtual in...

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Musical Theatre Students Win A1 Auditions

Nine students were selected to attend the conference in January.
   October 12, 2022

Nine UNC Charlotte students, including singers, dancers, and actors, have been chosen to attend the All-In-One (A1) Conference, where they will attend classes and workshops, meet with industry professionals, and audition for top casting agents and producers...

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