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Warner, McLernon Earn Promotions
- Published on June 10, 2013
Cliff Simon, Inspired Teacher
- Published on May 20, 2013
Shackleford play in NYC
- Published on September 24, 2012
The off-Broadway production of R.U.R. opened January 9th at the Beckett Theatre on 42nd Street, produced by the Resonance Ensemble. The run continues through February 2nd. Read more about this adaptation of R.U.R. on Lee's website here...
UPDATE: Read the NY Theatre Scene review here ... and praise from legendary columnist Liz Smith here...
- Published on July 26, 2012
Altanta Show with Vessela Warner as Dramaturg
- Published on April 03, 2012
Alliance Theatre's production of the rock musical Next to Normal is now running, thanks to dramaturgical help from Theatre Department Assistant Professor Vessela Warner. The multiple-award-winning play will run through November 11 at Atlanta's Woodruff Arts Center. Next to Normal concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. The Broadway production was nominated for eleven 2009 Tony Awards and won three (Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Alice Ripley). The script received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, becoming just the eighth musical in history to receive the honor.
Award Nominations for Play by Cheryl Hall
- Published on March 27, 2012
Theatre UAB Assistant Professor Cheryl Hall's play Dowager Daughters of Transcendence (DDT’S) had its world premiere this summer at eta Creative Arts in Chicago. Click this image for a better look at the poster!
Now that production has been nominated by Chicago's Black Theatre Alliance for Best Drama or Comedy, Best Dramatic Script, Best Direction, Best Featured Actress, Best Sound Design, and Best Set Design. Read the Chicago Sun-Times piece about the nominations here. We wish Cheryl and her play every success!