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

Two women hold flourescent lights in front of a crowd
Arts and Culture | October 18, 2021

Co-presented by philanthropist Susan N. Houston, the College of Fine Arts hosts the free annual Art Walk to honor the Las Vegas community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

The Alta Ham Fine Arts building
Arts and Culture | October 8, 2021

Director Kevin R. Free returns to direct and curate an evening of short new works by a diverse, international group of playwrights.

poster for "Season 2 POD 115 Las Eterellas"
Arts and Culture | September 30, 2021

Named one of the Top 20 Sci-Fi Podcasts of 2020, season two of POD115 returns with "Las Estrellas."

A classical style drawing of the moon
Arts and Culture | September 23, 2021

Mistaken identities, unrequited love, reunited school chums, and a whole pot of noodles add flavor to this quick-paced romantic comedy that will delight the entire family.

A student smiles against a colorful pink background
People | June 30, 2021

Theatre and hospitality major Darian Fluker shares the value of getting an education in our iconic city.

The Judy Bayley Theatre seen from above
Arts and Culture | May 4, 2021

The season is a joyous celebration of theatre with a hopeful return to in-person audiences.

Theatre In The News

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.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
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.

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?

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...