Theatre group rehearses Gianni Schicchi on stage.

Department of Theatre News

The department of theatre offers programs in performance, production, and technology taught by a diverse group of experienced faculty. Our in-depth programs and hands-on training provides students a strong foundation and comprehensive knowledge of theatre studies, design, performance in stage and screen, and technology and stage management.

Current Theatre News

two couples dressed up in 19th century clothing
Arts and Culture |

This Jane Austen classic, adapted by Kate Hamill, runs through May 5 in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

exterior look of the composer showroom building
Arts and Culture |

Join NCT for this unique site-specific experience: five short plays told in and around cars will literally move you.

two men and one woman standing on a dim covered porch that looks out onto a farmyard
Arts and Culture |

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre is proud to present the 40th anniversary of MUD by María Irene Fornés; the show will run through March 31 in the Black Box Theatre. 

three individuals sitting on stone porch dressed in period costumes for play
Arts and Culture |

In this uncompromising drama about a people living in bleak poverty, a hopeful young woman is determined to overcome insurmountable circumstances.

colorful illustration of a person with a beard in a nun's outfit
Arts and Culture |

This UNLV Opera production of Le Comte Ory is a collaboration with the UNLV Department of Theatre/Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

empty performance stage with background that reads the composers room
Arts and Culture |

The series, 'Arts in the Center,' will run Feb. 28 to June 5 at Historic Commercial Center and will highlight works from CFA schools and departments.

Theatre In The News


The visual and performing arts are in full swing throughout the state. Making good on its promises to bring more activity and people to Commercial Center, Clark County has just launched a program with UNLV, which will produce cultural events at the East Sahara complex.


University of Nevada, Las Vegas has long defied the myth that Las Vegas is a cultural wasteland, especially in recent years.

Nevada Independent

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

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

Reno Gazette-Journal

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

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.

Recent Theatre Accomplishments

Adam Paul (Film) published a paper and standalone podcast episode titled, "The Voice Actor and Their Double: Working as a voice actor and teaching voice acting in the age of AI voice cloning," in Volume 1, Issue 1 of Tradition-Innovations in Arts, Design, and Media Higher Education, a new peer-reviewed open access eJournal investigating artificial…
Dana Moran Williams (Theatre), is the first recipient representing the Fine Arts to have been named the Barrick Distinguished Scholar recipient in 23 years. This award recognizes faculty members who have established a record of distinguished research or demonstrated excellence in the area of creative activity. 
On October 26, Stefano Boselli (Theatre) presented the paper, “The Balcony, The Pope, and The Screens: Jean Genet’s Unsettling Perspectives on the Society of the Spectacle,for the “Drama and Society I” session at the PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) Conference “Shifting Perspectives” in Portland, Oregon. In his plays The…
Stefano Boselli (Theatre) published his monograph Actor-Network Dramaturgies: The Argentines of Paris, which provides key critical tools to significantly broaden the readers’ perception of theatre and performance history. In line with posthuman thought, each chapter engages Actor-Network Theory and similar theories to reveal a comprehensive range…
Stefano Boselli (Theatre) published a research article titled, “And May the Best… Thing Win!’: Posthuman Actor-Networks in RuPaul’s Drag Race,” in the journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture. Over the past 14 years, the highly successful reality TV competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race has popularized drag as the male performance of…
MFA Lighting Design candidate and graduate research assistant Jordan Z. Hall (Theatre) was recently awarded the Mabel P. Robinson Artist Award by the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). The award was offered through a partnership with NC Black Rep and the Black Theatre Network. Winners attend the 2022 National Black…