Department of Theatre Receives Full NAST Accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has granted full membership to UNC Charlotte.
   April 9, 2019

The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has granted full membership to UNC Charlotte’s Department of Theatre. Gained through an intensive peer review process, membership is granted only to institutions that meet all of the rigorous accreditation standards established by NAST.

Founded in 1965, the National...

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Theatre Students in "Atkins Out Loud"

Theatre students will perform on April 2.
   March 19, 2019

Students from the Department of Theatre will perform THEATRE SHORTS: Scenes, Monologues and Dramatic Storytelling from the Department of Theatre on April 2 from 5 to 6 pm in the Halton Reading Room of J. Murray Atkins Library. This program, hosted by theatre major Isabel Gonzales, is part of Atkins Out Loud, a program presented by the library each semester.



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Theatre Professor Publishes New Textbook

Professor of Theatre Mark Pizzato has a new book.
   March 13, 2019

Professor of Theatre Mark Pizzato's new theatre history textbook, Mapping Global Theatre Historieshas recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book begins its survey of theatre with a look at the development of the brain's "inner theatre" and continues its exploration through ancient,...

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Theatre Professor Designs Children's Theatre Production

Scenic design professor Tom Burch has designed Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds."
   February 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Tom Burch has designed the Children's Theatre of Charlotte production of Bob Marley's Three Little Birds. The production runs February 8-24 at the McColl Family Theatre. 

Burch, who has had an extensive career in Chicago, has designed numerous Children's Theatre...

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Students Compete at Kennedy Center Festival

Theatre students compete at the KCACTF Region 4 in Spartanburg.
   February 5, 2019

Theatre students Jack Murphy and Amberlin McCormick, pictured here in last fall’s production of Twelfth Night, are competing at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 4 for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Now in its 50th year, the Kennedy Center American...

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Theatre Alum Wins Burman New Play Award

Stacey Rose (Theatre, 2008) has received the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award.
   January 30, 2019

Stacey Rose (B.A. in Theatre, 2008) has received the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, through a national contest at Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts. Rose, whose play was chosen from nearly 500 submissions, will receive $25,000 and a production of her play at Barrington Stage.

Rose’s winning play, America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of...

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Professor Directs Steppenwolf Theatre Production

Robin Witt is directing a production at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
   January 29, 2019

Associate Professor of Theatre Robin Witt is directing a production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, one of the premiere ensemble theatre companies in the United States. The production runs January 31-March 17 and...

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Theatre Faculty Shape New Works for Charlotte Ballet

Two new dance works for Charlotte Ballet were created in partnership with theatre professors.
   January 24, 2019

Two new dance works on the Charlotte Ballet’s upcoming Innovative Works: Shakespeare Reinvented program have been created in partnership with the Department of Theatre. Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Andrew Hartley and Dr. Lynne Conner, chair of the Department of Theatre, have worked closely with choreographers Peter Chu and Stephanie Martinez to explore Shakespeare...

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Theatre Student to Perform in NC Black Repertory Company Reading

Theatre major Deandre Sanders will perform in a professional staged reading in February.
   January 22, 2019

Theatre major Deandre Sanders has been invited by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company (NCBRC) to perform in a staged reading of Run No More by New Orleans-based playwright Harold Ellis Clarke. The performance will take place on February 24 at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sanders will read the role of Tuyen.

Founded in 1979, NCBRC...

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Theatre Department Presents Wali Jamal in August Wilson's "How I Learned What I Learned"

   January 1, 2019
In recognition of the Martin Luther King holiday, the Department of Theatre will present actor Wali Jamal in August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned on January 17 and 18.

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