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Theatre UAB will present “A New Brain,” “Sense and Sensibility,” “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” “Sanctuary City,” and “Into the Woods” for its 2022-2023 season.
This year, Theatre UAB alumna Skye Geerts Strauss earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern, won a USITT Merit Award and will begin teaching this fall at Baylor University.
Amanda Grace Waller, 22, was named a national finalist for the KCACTF’s Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design and was one of two students nationally given a special achievement award.
UAB faculty, staff and students are helping create, organize and perform in the massive opening and closing ceremonies, happening July 7 and July 17 at Protective Stadium.
Opportunities for UAB theater students and faculty are booming with Red Mountain Theatre in its new 60,000-square-foot Arts Campus in the city’s burgeoning Parkside District.
Lighting designer Bailey Dumlao and co-director Devin Ty Franklin are two of the artists behind the scenes of Theatre UAB’s “The SpongeBob Musical.”
When the Mount Humungous volcano threatens to annihilate the town, the citizens of Bikini Bottom must come together in this zany musical, which makes use of recycled and repurposed props, scenery and costumes.
The American period piece is entertainment “on a grand scale.” Alumnus Luke Harlan helped to shape the sumptuous new series and he credits the UAB Department of Theatre, where he learned many of his skills.
Inspired by the myth of Echo and Narcissus, the new work was created by alumna Rebecca Jones and shaped through a residency on her family’s farm, a 2021 UAB Department of Theatre staged reading, and collaboration with faculty, students and alumni.
“The funniest farce ever written” follows the misadventures of actors rehearsing a show set to open the next day and delights in physical comedy, witty dialogue and improvisation.
After a year of streamed performances due to the pandemic, the Department of Theatre is celebrating its return to live theater with comedy and laughs from one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies.
UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine and Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater will present this original work created with Birmingham community members affected by cancer.
Celebrate community and inclusion in this masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements.
Roy Lightner, MFA, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre, has received the Dorothy Schwartz Outstanding Educator Award.
“Godspell,” Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Noises Off,” an original play by a Theatre UAB alumna, and “The SpongeBob Musical” are set for the 2021-22 season.
The KCACTF awarded “Disconnect” with Special Achievement honors in directing, production design, ensemble collaboration and company-generated work, as well as a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Award.
Alivia Moore, who studied deception in the UAB Department of Communication Studies and graduates May 1, urges incoming students to take every opportunity seriously and plan their long-term goals.
David H. Parker will walk in UAB’s commencement, then head west to the University of California, Los Angeles, where they will pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Directing, with a full scholarship.
“The Way You Made Me” is a story of the connections between our family, our lovers and ourselves. Student Bailey Dumlao directs the play, which will be available for viewing on Vimeo.
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