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

collage of two women
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.

painting of a Black woman with a ponytail
Arts and Culture | May 10, 2022

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

illustration of donkey head
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.

woman in red top
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).

A drawing of a murderous, carnivorous plant
Arts and Culture | November 17, 2021

In this homage to B movies, the creative team behind beloved Disney classics such as "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" give us the story of Seymour, a meek flower shop assistant who pines for his co-worker Audrey.

A man in a faun costume peers through a 3D printer
Campus News | November 10, 2021

Lied Library’s Makerspace has let students dive into DIY projects. With more facilities on the way, UNLV is creating a pipeline for students to take their ideas from dorm-room dream to mass-produced products.

Theatre In The News

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.

Current
November 18, 2021

Nevada Public Radio News Director Joe Schoenmann uttered those final words the night of Oct. 26 as ominous music began. Schoenmann and Crazy Tom, a former physicist, had just come face to face with a mysterious alien.

Las Vegas Weekly
October 7, 2021

After the seeming eternity of the pandemic lockdown, UNLV’s Nevada Conservatory Theatre returns to live performances with a celebratory season that includes Little Shop of Horrors and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Las Vegas Weekly
August 26, 2021

Culture: Art exhibits, theater productions, and more.

LiveDesign
July 29, 2021

ETC continues its long-standing tradition of connecting driven students with industry mentors as the company begins the 2021 Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program.

Yahoo!
April 22, 2021

As we wait to see who will take home the Oscar for best picture, students at UNLV are hoping to be future filmmakers.

Recent Theatre Accomplishments

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…
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…