Accomplishments: Department of Theatre

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…
Tradition-Innovations in Art, Design, and Media Education Panel Kimberly G. James (Music), Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Phillip Zawarus (Architecture), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), Adam Paul (Film), Julian Kilker (JMS), Timothy Jones (Music), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Alethea Inns (OIT), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) presented on "tradition…
Trauma-Informed Performing Arts Education Workshop Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Alethea Inns (OIT), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) facilitated the most requested workshop for the 2022 Art Schools Network national conference. Trauma — an emotional response to disturbing events —…
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts…
Jenn Chandler (Theatre) has been cast in the ensemble of the world premiere of Mr. Holland’s Opus: The New Musical, at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Written and directed by the Tony award-winning BD Wong (Jurassic Park, Father of the Bride, Mulan), with music by Tony-nominated Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher), it will be performed Aug. 12 -…
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…
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…
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.…
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…