Accomplishments: Department of Theatre
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 professor Clarence Gilyard, the Dr. Bert Babero Sr. Faculty/Staff Award Nu Eta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, the Blackprint Award Community...
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 graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
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 back and his checked breathing and pulse. The passenger had a pulse but was not breathing so Heske started ventilations. When a crew member came out of...
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 as "Best New Sound." The Beast, which featured a lead performance by Gilyard, was recognized in the "Best Local Film Production" category. Nevada...
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 Award - Neal Smatresk (former UNLV president) Outstanding Impact Award - philanthropist Christina Hixson Classified Dedication Award - Monica McNeely...
August 1, 2013
Brackley Frayer (Theatre) is designing the lighting for the musical Sugar, which is being directed by Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Glenn Casale (Theatre) at the California Music Circus in Sacramento. The show opens Aug. 23.
June 1, 2013
Jonathan Deans (Theatre) recently was nominated for a Tony Award for his sound design for Pippin on Broadway.
February 1, 2013
Dana Moran Williams (Theatre) in November designed the scenery for the world premiere of Josh Ravetch's new play, One November Yankee, at the NoHo Arts Center in Los Angeles, starring Loretta Swit and Harry Hamlin. Reviews from the major national arts periodicals and newspapers have been very favorable. They include: "... dominates Dana Moran Williams' excellent set" - Backstage "One November Yankee refers to the name of the crashed plane (stunningly recreated by set designer Dana Moran...
January 1, 2013
Michael Lugering (Theatre) is the author of The Expressive Actor: Integrated Voice, Movement and Acting Training, which has been republished in a second edition by Routledge Theatre and Performance in the United Kingdom. This second edition has been restructured and reorganized completely and contains 30,000 additional words and numerous new illustrations. Voice and Speech Review describes the book as "An excellent blueprint for instruction...This book challenges the way in which most actor...
July 27, 2012
Dana Moran Williams (Theatre) recently designed Rainbow Connections in Los Angeles, a New Works Festival celebrating the work of LGBTQ artists. The three-cycle, nine-week program was sponsored by the Knightsbridge Theatre and funded in part by the National American Shakespeare Company with a grant from the office of cultural diversity from the city of Los Angeles and the National Diversity Project.