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

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Arts and Culture | September 27, 2022

The last of the great Chekhovian canon, The Cherry Orchard examines the lives of an aristocratic Russian landowner and her family at the turn of the 20th century.

 

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Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

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Arts and Culture | May 18, 2022

Theatre MFA candidate Skylar Schock and theatre and film professor Adam Paul executive produce the event, an evening of stand-up comedy, followed by a talk-back with the comics aimed at opening up conversation and sharing resources for mental health.

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Arts and Culture | May 10, 2022

The upcoming season celebrates theater with a variety of productions the entire family will love.

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Arts and Culture | April 12, 2022

In Shakespeare's enchanting comedy, misguided passions mix with magic spells to blur the lines between order and disorder, reality and illusion.

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Arts and Culture | February 3, 2022

This year's inductees include legendary songstress Dionne Warwick, iconic musician and performer Paul Anka, prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory, and actor and educator Michael Tylo (posthumously).

Theatre In The News

Nevada Independent
August 1, 2022

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
July 4, 2022

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

Reno Gazette-Journal
July 4, 2022

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
July 3, 2022

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.

KOLO TV
July 1, 2022

She says she will use the roughly $30,000 in scholarship money she earned with her Miss Nevada title to pay for her education at UNLV where she is majoring in theater.

Broadway World
April 13, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers the College of Fine Arts, one of the largest fine arts colleges in the nation.

Recent Theatre Accomplishments

July 6, 2022
Jenn Chandler (Theatre) has been cast in the ensemble of the world premiere of Mr. Holland’s Opus: The New Musical, at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Written and directed by the Tony award-winning BD Wong (Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride, Mulan), with music by Tony-nominated Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher), it will be performed Aug. 12 -…
October 19, 2021
Adam Paul  (Theatre) delivered a presentation on podcasting for creatives to the inaugural Humanities Podcast Network Symposium Oct. 16. The symposium is a program of discussions and workshops about using podcasts for teaching, learning and scholarship in the humanities. The event gathered instructors, scholars, and independent creators working in…
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…