In The News: Department of Theatre

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.

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?

Las Vegas Weekly
December 31, 2020

It’s been a doozy of a year for us all, and that’s especially true for the local arts community, which faced the outright cancellation of live entertainment in 2020. But the arts are all about resilience, finding hope and weaving gold from the most plague-infested straw. So we asked notables from Las Vegas’ creative community to share their thoughts and New Year’s Resolutions for 2021. Here’s to better times!

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.

May 9, 2020

Clarence Gilyard has been in the acting industry since 1982, but lately, you will rarely see him on television or film, although he prides himself as a Hollywood actor. He had even retired from the acting world in 2005 but returned in 2012. Still, his acting days are not behind him for good because he found another way to feed his passion for acting, without necessarily being on the screens.

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 12, 2018

The more things change, the more they stay the same.