Carol Odess and Kelly Allison in Sitka This summer our beloved benefactor Carol Odess (seen here with Department Chair Kelly Allison) brought several of our people to Alaska's Sitka Fine Arts Camp. The Camp offers opportunities for University students to work with younger aspiring theatre artists in perfect environment for experiential learning.

Theatre UAB students who participated this year included Angela Carstensen and Natalie Kinsaul. "The level of talent among the camp instructors is simply extraordinary," Kelly Allison says. "Expectations are extremely high for the participants." And, he adds, the other staff members at the camp raved about the work Natalie and Angela did this summer.

Angela, Kelly, and Natalie in Sitka

Kelly also says that in the near future, we may send students from Engineering as well as Theatre. Some of the facilities of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp have been ignored for too long but are now in demand as the camp continues to grow. Engineering students from Yale worked on the buildings last year, so we need to show these Yale folks what UAB people can do.

Read Angela's personal recollections of the Sitka camp


Words of Wisdom

"The most critical thing when you’re directing is paying attention to the actors. If you don’t get life in the performances and the characters, then you’re not going to have it in the film."
-- Caleb Deschanel

Fall Season Auditions:
Aug 25, 6:00 PM
Musical Theatre BFA Auditions:
Apr 11, 10am at UAB