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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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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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