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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Theatre Professor is Co-author of Bilingual Play

Tatas Tales/Los Cuentos de las Tatas tells breast cancer survivor stories.
   May 3, 2022

Associate Professor of Theatre Education Beth Murray has collaborated with local playwright and Certified Applied Poetry Therapy Facilitator Irania Macias Reymann to create a bilingual play in Spanish and English. Tatas Tales/Los Cuentos de las Tatas is based on the writings, drawings, ideas, and conversations of Charlotte...

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Theatre Professor Choreographs Intimacy for Broadway and TV

Kaja Dunn is a national leader in a new field in the theatre, film, and television industry.
   April 27, 2022

In the past three years, Assistant Professor of Theatre Kaja Dunn has developed a national career in the new field of intimacy choreography.

Dunn, who teaches acting at UNC Charlotte, is associate intimacy director for the Broadway production of A...

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Theatre Professor Receives Woodward Research Award

Kaja Dunn is one of three inaugural recipients.
   March 25, 2022

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn is one of three early-career faculty members who have received the inaugural ...

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Students and Faculty Create Art for Theatre Charlotte Production

“Love, Loss & What I Wore” will feature eight artworks by UNC Charlotte collective.
   March 24, 2022

The current Theatre Charlotte production of Love, Loss & What I Wore features eight artworks by stage tech/design students and faculty from the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts Services. The play by Delia and Nora Ephron runs through April 10 in various locations in Charlotte.

Based on the book by...

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Theatre Alumna Returns to Direct Play Highlighting Black Voices

Tina Kelley '18 directs the Department of Theatre production of "Jump."
   February 17, 2022

"To come back to my alma mater in a professional capacity to tell stories, and tell specifically Black stories, has been nothing short of amazing," says theatre alumna Tina Kelly '18. Kelly returns to UNC Charlotte this semester to direct the Department of Theatre production of contemporary playwright Charly Evon Simpson's 2020 play, ...

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Students Win Design and Director Awards at Regional Theatre Festival

Chloe Shade and Angeli Novio Take Home Awards at Regional Theatre Festival
   February 10, 2022

Theatre students  Angeli Novio and Chloe Shade received awards at the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)! Shade is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Concentration in Directing, and Novio is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre...

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CoA+A Announces 2022 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18
   February 3, 2022

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18, in the eighth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the...

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Shakespeare in Action Presents Semester-long Study of Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare and Inclusivity project includes lectures, readings, workshop and film screening.
   January 28, 2022

Shakespeare in Action, an interdisciplinary initiative housed in the College of Arts + Architecture and guided by faculty in the Theatre and English departments, has organized a semester-long case study of Shakespeare’s play, The Merchant of Venice. Beginning with a lecture on February 2 by Robinson Distinguished...

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Professor’s Audio Play Adaptation Begins Streaming for Halloween

Aly Amidei has adapted the novella Carmilla for Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre Company.
   October 25, 2021

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei has adapted the novella Carmilla as an audio play that the Chicago-based Lifeline Theatre Company will begin streaming on October 30. Written in 1871-72 by the Irish author J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla is an early example of vampire fiction and was an inspiration for...

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