Dustin Fresh from his success in assistant-directing R.U.R. off-Broadway, department alumnus Dustin Cañez is stage-managing Opera Birmingham's production of The Magic Flute.  This production of the opera will be sung in German, so we imagine the managements of the show presents some unique challenges ... Meanwhile, Dustin continues to be the general factotum for the multimedia phenomenon The Amandas ...
Daniel MartinPopular Birmingham production company Theatre Downtown has named Department alumnus Daniel Martin as their new Artistic Director.

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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!
Hannah HughesRecent grad Hannah Hughes is one of the stars of the horror film V/H/S/2 in theatres now! She plays Clarissa in the segment "Phase I Clinical Trials." Hannah seems to have an affinity for horror films -- she's acted in many, including a few made here in Birmingham. Stay safe, Hannah!

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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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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Department alum Amanda Mattes has been hired as assistant to longtime BBC production designer Rod Stratfold, working in the Art Department for the the Sky 1 series The Cafe. This September she will be starting the second and final year of her MFA in Performance Costume Design at The University of Edinburgh's College of Art. Cheers, Amanda! 
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Everywhere in Chicago, anyway -- Department alum Hannah Hughes is the new face of apartment-finding service Domu.com's current ad campaign in the Windy City.  Congratulations, Hannah! (Click the image below to see a larger version of the ad.)
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hannahA big deal all around for Department alumnus Hannah Hughes -- she's appeared in a lot of films, but now she's starred in one that was screened at the prestigious Sundance Festival and won a coveted distribution deal as a result.  The film is called S-VHS and will be in select theatres in October. Get all the details on the IMDb News Page ...

anthony-ironsChicago actor and Second City alum Anthony Irons returns to Birmingham July 6 to perform a play he created while he was one of our students.

The play is a one-man show called "Passage," a series of vignettes touching on different phases of African-American history and heritage.

Long-time fans of Theatre UAB will remember Irons as "Puck" in our 1999 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the first show we produced in the Alys Stephens Center.

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Jonida BeqoTheatre and poetry lovers in Atlanta will want to know that Department alumnus Jonida Beqo (known on the international slam and performance poetry scene as Gypsee-Yo) will perform her intense semi-autobiographical monodrama Harabel January 10-13, 2013...

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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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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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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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