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 | October 14, 2020

NCT season made possible by an interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the UNLV Department of Film.

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Campus News | September 10, 2020

Some courses find themselves in unfamiliar environments as the logistics of social distancing require in-person classes get creative with their spaces.

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Campus News | August 20, 2020

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

Adam Paul trying to eat a microphone.
People | July 20, 2020

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.

Computer Science Faculty-In-Residence Jorge Fonseca by server racks.
People | April 27, 2020

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.

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Arts and Culture | April 17, 2020

The nine 10-minute episodes — titled 'POD115 - Kessel Run' — focus on the science in science fiction.

Theatre In The News

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.

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.

Las Vegas Magazine
January 27, 2020

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 26, 2019

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 30, 2018

Like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Pippin is a prince — the son of the medieval king Charlemagne.

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Recent Theatre Accomplishments

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...
September 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s...