Lecturer Rachel Engstrom Wins Local BroadwayWorld Award

Designs for "Spring Awakening" win "Costume Design of the Decade."
   February 9, 2021

Lecturer Rachel Engstrom has won the "Costume Design of the Decade" award in the 2020 BroadwayWorld Charlotte awards. Engstrom, who is the costume lab supervisor for the College of Arts + Architecture's Performing Arts Services, was recognized for her designs for the 2018 Theatre Charlotte production of Spring Awakening.


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CoA+A Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19.
   February 7, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor six Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 19, in the seventh annual celebration of alumni achievement. The event will be virtual and open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of alumni who demonstrate in their work the core themes...

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Acting Professor is Lead in Atlanta Play Festival Reading

Kaja Dunn plays the title role in Pearl in digital performance.
   January 21, 2021

Kaja Dunn, assistant professor of acting in the Department of Theatre, will read the title role in Sonhara Eastman's play Pearl in a virtual performance on January 28. The performance is the final event in The Graham Martin UNEXPECTED PLAY FESTIVAL 2021, a four-part series of...

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Faculty Projects Receive Arts & Science Council Grants

Five CoA+A faculty are among those newly funded by the Arts & Science Council.
   January 6, 2021

Five College of Arts + Architecture professors are receiving grants from the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in the most recent round of funding allocations. Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Audrey Baran, Assistant Professor of Architecture Rachel Dickey, and Associate Professor of Painting Andrew Leventis have been named Artist Support Grant recipients. Projects by Associate Professor...

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Musical Theatre Students Win NATS Auditions

Five UNC Charlotte students will advance from the state to the regional auditions.
   November 22, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture Musical Theatre Certificate program is pleased to announce that three students placed in the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Music Theater auditions, with two additional students advancing to the...

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Theatre Professor Interviewed for American Theatre Article

Kaja Dunn addresses training students of color.
   October 21, 2020

Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn was recently interviewed for an article in American Theatre, a publication of the national organization, Theatre Communications Group. The article, “You’ve Got to Be Taught: Cultural Competency in Theatre Training...

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Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Co-Edits New Book

“Shakespeare and Geek Culture” was published by Bloomsbury this month.
   October 16, 2020

A new book co-edited by Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley, with Peter Holland, surveys Shakespeare’s prevalence across popular culture. Published by Bloomsbury, Shakespeare and Geek Culture includes 18 essays that explore “geeky” enthusiasm for the Bard...

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Theatre Professor’s Project Wins National Theater Project Award

The Nouveau Sud Circus Project will address immigration in “La Bestia.”
   September 30, 2020

The Nouveau Sud Circus Project, founded and directed by Associate Professor of Theatre CarlosAlexis Cruz, has received one of ten 2020 National Theater Project Awards given by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Chosen from among 28 finalists, the award winners will receive Creation and Touring Grants, ranging from $90,000 to $...

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Professor Leads National Workshop on Accessibility in Costuming

Aly Amidei will present a workshop for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.
   September 21, 2020

Assistant Professor of Costume Design Aly Amidei led the workshop “Accessibility in Costuming” on September 21 as part of a series presented by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (UTSITT). The webinar presented methods to center accessibility in the costume process, sharing...

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Theatre Professor’s Article Addresses Training Students of Color

Kaja Dunn has co-written an article for the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training.
   September 11, 2020

An article co-authored by Assistant Professor of Acting Kaja Dunn appears in the current issue of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for research by practitioners, academics, creative artists and pedagogues. The article, “Training theatre...

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