Inspired-Teaching-USITT Our own Associate Professor Cliff Simon is one of a favored few whose essays appear in Inspired Teaching, a collection of essays and articles from USITT, written by some of the most highly-respected educators in the field of theatre design & technology. It will come as no surprise to you that such a list had to include Cliff! You can order the book from the USITT web site here.
Amanda MattesDepartment alum, Photographer, and Costume Designer Amanda Mattes, who signs her work "Amanda Manhattan," is featured in an excellent UAB NEWS story. Read it all here! For those who don't know, Amanda has been living, working, and studying in the UK since shortly after graduating UAB ... Now she has, among other things, just completed her Master's in Performance Costume Design at the Edinburgh College of Art.

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liv-von-oelreichRecent grad Liv von Oelreich has been cast in a guest-starring role in a Showtime series that will premiere this September ...

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normanfergusonWe congratulate multitalented Department alum Norman Ferguson on the publication of his article "Twitter Meets Polonius" in The Chronicle of Higher Education ...

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kirstie Recent grad Kirstie Gothard (nee Crumley) has been appointed Operations Coordinator for the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Florida International University...

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huebnerHey, who's that model showing off the newest fashions at ModCloth.com? Why, it's our own recent grad Leah Huebner.  We assume the "Blazer green" top in this photo is a shout-out to us.
Charles Eddie Moncrief IIICharles Eddie Moncrief III, whose design talents have graced our stages many times, has not only been offered a place in the Scenic Design MFA program at the University of Maryland's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies -- he's been recruited with a full scholarship. Way to go, Eddie!
stephen-webb-by-leah-huebner Our own multiple-award-winning playwright Stephen Webb has been wooed by several excellent MFA Playwriting programs, but one finally won him...

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Kevin AllinderSenior Kevin Allinder -- recently named 2013 Outstanding Student in the Department of Theatre -- has accepted an offer from Purdue University's coveted MFA Lighting program...

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Luke HarlanDepartment alum Luke Harlan is riding high: he's directing a show that just opened off-Broadway -- and he's just learned he's been accepted into the Yale School of Drama...

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Tobie Windham and Shinelle AzorohDepartment alums Tobie Windham and Shinelle Azoroh are lighting up stages and screens -- and each other's lives as well.  Individually they've starred in a plays and films all over the West Coast, and together they are not only husband and wife, but a creative team living in West Holywood and working as writers, producers, actors, and teachers.

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kelseyDepartment major and stage manager extraordinaire Kelsey McClure has been named as First Runner-Up for the prestigious KC/ACTF Stage Management Fellowship.  Far from being a "second prize," this is an extraordinary national-level honor, given the huge number of competing stage managers from across the country.  Way to go, Kelsey!

Patrick JohnsonUAB Department of Theatre alumnus Patrick Johnson was recently elected Vice-President of City Equity Theatre, Birmingham's sole professional theatre operating under agreement with Actors' Equity Association. 

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Daniel MartinPopular Birmingham production company Theatre Downtown has named Department alumnus Daniel Martin as their new Artistic Director.

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