This marks the “lucky 13th” year of original plays written, directed and acted by the UAB Department of Theatre’s own students, staff and faculty.
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Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater will present free workshops to students, patients and the community, with a grand finale performance at 2 p.m. March 5.
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Sam Shepard’s 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning dissection of a Midwestern family, “Buried Child,” ranks with “The Glass Menagerie” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” as an evocative, haunting American masterpiece.
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Students and faculty earned more than two dozen award nominations and were invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region IV Festival. A free matinee of the production is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in UAB's Alys Stephens Center.
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Skip the mall by shopping for an array of UAB goodies, all while helping support the university’s programs, scholarships, departments and faculty.
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A reimagining of “The Seagull” by playwright and director Aaron Posner, “SFB” is an edgy, irreverent and very funny new play being performed by professional companies across the country.
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The memory play, a masterpiece of Irish dramatic literature set in rural Ireland in 1936, was picked for its five complex and strong female character roles for Theatre UAB students.

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Theatre UAB commissioned playwright Robert Earl Price to write a play instead of hosting a competition for the Ruby Lloyd Apsey Play Search. The free reading will feature a talkback with the playwright.
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Each year the UAB Department of Theatre presents a new season featuring five main-stage plays, performed in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
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A double music and theater major, Nole Jones will compete against 13 semifinalists selected in the NATS National Student Auditions in the College Music Theatre Men division.

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“Avenue Q” is hilarious, irreverent and definitely not for children. “Muppet”-style puppets, alongside human actors, star in this sweetly satiric coming-of-age parable.
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Holden will work with students as they prepare for the department’s production of “Avenue Q” and will give his one-man performance, “The Joshua Show.”
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10 minute2This year the festival includes six new plays written by students, plus one written by Shackleford commemorating the Voting Rights Act’s 50th anniversary.
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A compassionate and stimulating study of sexuality and intimacy, the Tony-nominated play is set in late 19th century, middle-class America, when “female problems” often were dismissed as “hysteria.”
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January 30, 2015

McLernon, Dennis

Associate professor of theatre, head of performance

Areas of expertise: acting, directing

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In this retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, all the beloved characters appear to help Scrooge in his journey toward redemption and enlightenment.

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Recent graduate Rebecca Harper of Valley Head wrote the play with Professor Karla Koskinen. Now she is directing the work, which evolved out of Euripide’s “Trojan Women.”
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Burgeoning singers, actors, musicians, and production and technical students will take to the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, for the free showcase.
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An exploration of race, a student’s original take on women and war, a stimulating study of hysteria, the annual short play fest, and a heart “felt” Tony Award-winning comedy are in store this season.

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Registration is open now for ArtPlay’s fall session, with a variety of arts education classes for all ages set to begin Sept. 2.
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