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
NCT season made possible by an interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the UNLV Department of Film.
Some courses find themselves in unfamiliar environments as the logistics of social distancing require in-person classes get creative with their spaces.
Theatre and hospitality major Darian Fluker shares the value of getting an education in our iconic city.
The director-writer-actor, known for his "Naked Guy" role on TV, takes a queue from Orson Welles to launch podcast series with UNLV students.
Fueled by a long-time curiosity, this alumnus-turned-professor considers his role at UNLV not as a full-time job, but a full-time hobby.
The nine 10-minute episodes — titled 'POD115 - Kessel Run' — focus on the science in science fiction.
Theatre In The News
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.
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.
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.
Although most people know Driving Miss Daisy from the Oscar-winning 1989 film starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, the story of the bond between African-American chauffeur Hoke Colburn and his white employer Daisy Werthan began as a successful stage play by Alfred Uhry, which debuted Off-Broadway in 1987 (starring Freeman as Hoke) and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1988. Uhry’s play, the first of three he wrote inspired by his experiences growing up Jewish in Atlanta, has been staged numerous times in the past three decades, including on Broadway in 2010.
This collection of portraits celebrates Las Vegas’ dynamic and inspiring African-American community, which includes world-class entertainers and chefs, top-flight executives, and a 9-year-old who’s already eyeing a presidential run. Their backgrounds may be varied, but their messages of reflection, appreciation and hope are echoed in every image.
Like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Pippin is a prince — the son of the medieval king Charlemagne.