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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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NSF Grant Will Further Development of Professor’s Webcam Lighting Studio

David Fillmore is developing high-quality, ready-to-use lighting packages for virtual productions.
   September 5, 2022

As a lighting designer for both theatre and dance, Professor of Theatre David Fillmore specializes in “large, environmental storytelling.” Consider, for example, the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s production of Dragons Love Tacos, in which he made fire-breathing dragons burn down a house.

But while he loves “bringing imagination to life,” Fillmore also knows how to make...

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Students Excel at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Logan Pavia and Charity Williams participated in the professional development program.
   August 9, 2022

Musical Theatre Certificate students Logan Pavia and Charity Williams had the opportunity this summer to participate in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, a prestigious, international professional development program for emerging artists. Now in its 17th season, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival offers...

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Professor Directs Chicago Theatre Production

Robin Witt is an acclaimed director in Chicago.
   August 2, 2022
Associate Professor of Directing Robin Witt is the director of the successful production of the U.S. premiere of Simon Stephens’s play “Light Falls.” The play, which runs at Chicago’s Steep Theatre through August 13, received a stellar review in the Chicago Tribune...

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Book Co-edited by Theatre Department Chair Examines the Audience-Performance Relationship

Dr. Lynne Conner is among four editors of a new Routledge Companion.
   May 26, 2022

Dr. Lynne Conner, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, is one of four editors of the new Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts, a thorough and multifaceted exploration of audiences and the...

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