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.

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...

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...

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

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...

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.

Marci TurnerA glimpse of Marci Turner, Costume Assistant and Wig Mistress for the Red Mountain Theatre Company, at work on wigs for 42nd Street.

Alana Jordan in MISSING PIECESSome UAB theatre and film alums can now be seen on Hulu, thanks to the web distribution of Birmingham filmmaker Kenton Bartlett's film Missing Pieces. Among the local folks visible in the film are Alana Jordan, Judson Entrekin, and Hadley Wells. The entire film is online here.
huebnerHey, who's that model showing off the newest fashions at Why, it's our own recent grad Leah Huebner.  We assume the "Blazer green" top in this photo is a shout-out to us.
UAB Theatre Alumni Skye Geerts is currently designing costumes for the American Premier of Polly Stenham's "Tusk, Tusk" at Piven Theatre Company in Evanston -- and the show is featured in the September Issue of American Theatre Magazine.  We can't wait to see it, Skye!
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!
trophyCongratulations to Theatre UAB's Natalie Kinsaul and Music major Kevin Peek on receiving 2nd Place in the National Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in Sound Design! Their collaborative compositions for The Caucasian Chalk Circle received this honor at the KCACTF National Festival on April 21st.
jasonhudsonDepartment alum Jason O'neil Hudson is at work playing "Cord" in the feature film Gordon Family Tree, currently in production.  The film is slated for release in 2013.  We'll be watching for you, Jason!
Much Ado About NothingGrassroots Shakespeare Alabama is the newest addition to Birmingham's theatre landscape, and it's chock-full of Theatre UAB alumni and students: Rebecca Harper, Alora King, Kyle Hulcher, Taylor Richardson, Allison Shackelford, Markeitra Gilliam, Daniel Martin, Jared Funderburg, Julia Spring, and Elliot Cleverdon!  Their first show is Much Ado About Nothing and it runs now through July 6th in various Birmingham venues.  Here's the complete schedule: