Theatre group rehearses Gianni Schicchi on stage.

Department of Theatre News

The Department of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts offers programs in performance, production and technology taught by experienced faculty, while taking advantage of the entertainment richness of Las Vegas.

Current Theatre News

the UNLV flashlight
Arts and Culture | April 7, 2021

Michael Lugering directs this production based on the script by Charles L. Mee.

Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall
Arts and Culture | March 24, 2021

The concert continues a series of student performances live-streamed from Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall.

A silhouette of a man on a bicycle
Arts and Culture | February 3, 2021

NCT is pleased and extremely proud to present this production, made possible by interdisciplinary collaboration with UNLV Film.

Arts and Culture | January 12, 2021

This year, the university honors both 2020 and 2021 recipients - and the line-up of Las Vergas luminaries couldn't be brighter!

man in costume
Arts and Culture | November 12, 2020

This special WebEx conversation is open to the UNLV community.

two portraits
Arts and Culture | October 26, 2020

In the second of the PAC series of student performances, "Letters Home" features letters, cards, and articles written by soldiers who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan (and their families).

Theatre In The News

FOX 40
January 4, 2021

It’s a debate that has divided friends and family, with a fierce but fun question: Is the action classic “Die Hard” really a Christmas movie?

Las Vegas Weekly
December 31, 2020

It’s been a doozy of a year for us all, and that’s especially true for the local arts community, which faced the outright cancellation of live entertainment in 2020. But the arts are all about resilience, finding hope and weaving gold from the most plague-infested straw. So we asked notables from Las Vegas’ creative community to share their thoughts and New Year’s Resolutions for 2021. Here’s to better times!

Discover Pods
June 9, 2020

College is typically an incubator for new ideas and concepts promoted by young adults who are guided by seasoned professors. For colleges, podcasts are relatively inexpensive to produce as compared to other more established media and they offer students a more open welcoming ecosystem.

May 9, 2020

Clarence Gilyard has been in the acting industry since 1982, but lately, you will rarely see him on television or film, although he prides himself as a Hollywood actor. He had even retired from the acting world in 2005 but returned in 2012. Still, his acting days are not behind him for good because he found another way to feed his passion for acting, without necessarily being on the screens.

Las Vegas Weekly
February 13, 2020

It’s the eve of Hurricane Katrina, and 16-year-old Marcus is entering a storm of his own. The “sweet” or gay boy is struggling with his identity, his relationships and some overarching secrets. Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet is a coming-of-age-tale told in an innovative way by Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney. It runs at Nevada Conservatory Theatre February 14-23.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 30, 2020

Clark County Public Arts’ recent open call for abstract art produced more than 42 works by local artists. Judged by guest curator and artist Valentin Yordanov, the pieces can be viewed in “Existing in Thought” through March 4 at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.

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Recent Theatre Accomplishments

November 3, 2020
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones (both Music), Louis McDonald (Art History), Olga Townsend (BFA student), Francisco Menendez (Film), Adam Paul (Theatre), Joshua Vermillion (Architecture), Phil Zawarus (Landscape Architecture), Sean Slattery, Michael Fong (both Art), Gil Kaupp (Music Technology), Julian Kilker (Journalism & Media Studies), and...
August 13, 2020
Judy Ryerson (Theatre),  resident costume designer for Nevada Conservatory Theatre, recently collaborated on the book Introduction to Theatrical Design and Production: A Collaborative Journey published by Waveland Press.  "UNLV developed an Intro to Design and Production class for all majors about 11 years ago," Ryerson said....
March 2, 2020
Student Diversity & Social Justice hosted the second annual Black Carpet Awards, an event designed to recognize the contributions of black students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The following individuals and organizations were award recipients: Pre-law student Candace Mays, the Audre Lorde Student Leadership Award Film and theatre...
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...
April 15, 2019
Johann Heske (Theatre), a UNLV senior and former campus recreation lifeguard, recently used his UNLV lifeguard training to help save a life while on a plane. While on a flight from Germany to Las Vegas, a passenger had been drinking, and could not be awakened. Heske, seated two rows back, jumped up and offered help. He put the passenger's seat...
February 11, 2019
Marcus Civin (Art), Pete Reyes (Academic Resources), Clarence Gilyard (Film), and Nevada Conservatory Theatre (Theatre) all were recognized by Desert Companion/NPR in their "Best of the City 2019" issue in February. All were included in the Arts + Entertainment section. Civin was selected as "Best Figure in Local Culture," while Reyes was selected...