The Nevada Conservatory Theatre opens its 2023-24 season with Samuel Beckett's Happy Days on Sept. 8-17 in the Black Box Theatre. The play is directed by Stebos.
Buried waist-deep in a mound of earth, the ever chatty, seemingly optimistic, and resilient Winnie reminisces about happier days. Time, marriage, disappointment, and existence collide in Samuel Beckett's absurdist tragicomedy masterpiece. This dazzling one woman tour-de-force production is a relentless existential search to find meaning in relationships that bind one person to another and to times past, times present, and the future. Featuring the effervescent Kymberly Luke Mellen as Winnie, Happy Days is produced in partnership with Vegas Theatre Company.
Stefano “Stebos” Boselli is a theatre and performance scholar, stage director, and dramaturg who enjoys combining theory with practice. At UNLV, he is assistant professor of Theatre History and Dramaturgy in the theatre department and resident dramaturg for the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. He also serves as Theatre and Performance Editor for PSA, the journal of the Pirandello Society of America.
In his monograph Actor-Network Dramaturgies: The Argentines of Paris, forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan, he illustrates how the study of theatre history can be significantly enriched through the lens of actor-network and assemblage theories, focusing on a group of Argentine artists who moved to France and dominated the Parisian scene between the 1980s and 90s. His peer-reviewed articles have been published in several academic journals.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, online, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787). Discounts are available.
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation's largest fine arts colleges, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Music, School of Architecture, Entertainment Engineering & Design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
We illuminate the power of the arts amidst breathtaking advancements in science and technology. In doing so, we are creating a global destination at the forefront of transforming arts and design. To accomplish this we encourage agency, inventiveness, problem-solving, and big-idea thinking in our students, faculty, and staff. We make education relevant through evolving curriculum and effective learning outcomes.