Theatre group rehearses Gianni Schicchi on stage.

Department of Theatre News

The department of theatre offers programs in performance, production, and technology taught by a diverse group of experienced faculty. Our in-depth programs and hands-on training provides students a strong foundation and comprehensive knowledge of theatre studies, design, performance in stage and screen, and technology and stage management.

Current Theatre News

group of people stand in front of the Sphere
Arts and Culture |

Students receive scholarships while their artwork is run in rotation throughout the summer on the world's largest LED screen.

colorful artwork on utility box in front of apartment complex
Business and Community |

Designs on utility boxes at The Degree were created by College of Fine Arts students.

art illustration that shows a wolf, train, and other elements
Arts and Culture |

From classic plays to exciting new voices in American theatre, the season promises to be thrilling, thought provoking, joyous, and immediate.

man on stage surrounded by lights in a kaleidoscope effect
People |

After 28 years at UNLV, the retiring professor and faculty athletics representative will stay connected through Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

two couples dressed up in 19th century clothing
Arts and Culture |

This Jane Austen classic, adapted by Kate Hamill, runs through May 5 in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

exterior look of the composer showroom building
Arts and Culture |

Join NCT for this unique site-specific experience: five short plays told in and around cars will literally move you.

Theatre In The News


The visual and performing arts are in full swing throughout the state. Making good on its promises to bring more activity and people to Commercial Center, Clark County has just launched a program with UNLV, which will produce cultural events at the East Sahara complex.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas has long defied the myth that Las Vegas is a cultural wasteland, especially in recent years.

Nevada Independent

The first debate between the Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, is set for Oct. 18. The second, between Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a Democrat, and her Republican opponent, former attorney general Adam Laxalt, is scheduled for Oct. 20. Both are set to take place at UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theater and will be aired statewide by KLAS and Univision

Elko Daily Free Press

The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization introduces the newly crowned Miss Nevada, Heather Renner, and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen, Megan Dwyer.

Reno Gazette-Journal

Heather Renner of Reno was crowned Miss Nevada last weekend and will go on to compete at the Miss America competition later this year in Connecticut.

KRNV News 4

On Friday, July 1, 22-year-old Heather Renner was crowned the 72nd Miss Nevada. She was born and raised in Reno and is currently studying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas majoring in theater and double minoring in political science and vocal performance.

Recent Theatre Accomplishments

Stefano Boselli (Theatre) published the article “Deliberate Starvation: Hunger Artists in Kafka, Różewicz, and Sinking Ship” in Global Performance Studies 6, nos 1–2 (2023): Hunger. The article explowes how a negative action, the decision to abstain from food, can be enacted on stage. Examining hunger as a conscious choice to avoid food for…
On June 22, Stefano Boselli (Theatre) presented the paper “Invisible Assemblages Made Visible: Hostile Actors and Dis-Connected Shows in Paris, 1970-1993" at the PSi Performance Studies international Conference #29 “Assemble! in London, UK. French theorists Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari describe the assemblage as follows: “a…
Stefano Boselli (Theatre) published the chapter on controversial French author Jean Genet in The Routledge Companion to Absurdist Literature, “the first authoritative and definitive edited collection on absurdist literature. As a field-defining volume, the editor [Michael Bennett] and the contributors are world leaders in this ever-exciting genre…
Stefano Boselli (Theatre) published the chapter “Latin America” in the collection Pirandello in Context, edited by Patricia Gaborik for Cambridge University Press. Boselli speaks about the introduction of Pirandello’s plays to Latin America, which started after the controversial Italian success of Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921), then…
Stefano Boselli (Theatre) published the chapter, “Echoes of Theatre Past: Blasco Ibañez's El comediante Fonseca and Cozarinsky’s El rufián moldavo,” in the The Routledge Companion to Theatre-Fiction edited by Graham Wolfe. Boselli’s chapter examines El comediante Fonseca (Fonseca, the Actor, 1924) by Spanish author Vicente Blasco Ibañez (1867–1928…
Adam Paul (Film) published a paper and standalone podcast episode titled, "The Voice Actor and Their Double: Working as a voice actor and teaching voice acting in the age of AI voice cloning," in Volume 1, Issue 1 of Tradition-Innovations in Arts, Design, and Media Higher Education, a new peer-reviewed open access eJournal investigating artificial…