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 | November 28, 2022

This heartwarming memory play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage runs in the Judy Bayley Theatre on Dec. 9-18.

two ballerinas and one ballerino dancing together
Arts and Culture | October 10, 2022

Co-presented by philanthropist Susan N. Houston, the College of Fine Arts hosts the free annual Art Walk to honor the Las Vegas community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

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Arts and Culture | October 5, 2022

The theatre professor on the current political parallels, misunderstandings surrounding Chekhov's works, and what it's like to collaborate with Fine Arts faculty.

cherry blossoms on a branch
Arts and Culture | September 27, 2022

The last of the great Chekhovian canon, The Cherry Orchard examines the lives of an aristocratic Russian landowner and her family at the turn of the 20th century.

 

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Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

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Arts and Culture | May 18, 2022

Theatre MFA candidate Skylar Schock and theatre and film professor Adam Paul executive produce the event, an evening of stand-up comedy, followed by a talk-back with the comics aimed at opening up conversation and sharing resources for mental health.

Theatre In The News

Nevada Independent
August 1, 2022

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
July 4, 2022

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

Reno Gazette-Journal
July 4, 2022

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
July 3, 2022

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.

KOLO TV
July 1, 2022

She says she will use the roughly $30,000 in scholarship money she earned with her Miss Nevada title to pay for her education at UNLV where she is majoring in theater.

Broadway World
April 13, 2022

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers the College of Fine Arts, one of the largest fine arts colleges in the nation.

Recent Theatre Accomplishments

October 27, 2022
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…
October 26, 2022
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 — literally…
October 10, 2022
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 executives in…
July 6, 2022
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 -…
October 19, 2021
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 creators working in…
November 3, 2020
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…