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 performers dancing on stage
Arts and Culture | November 28, 2023

The campus community can enjoy this special 3 p.m. performance before heading into the weekend!

two actors hugging
Arts and Culture | November 6, 2023

British director Laura James leads the creation of this reimagining of the classic fairy tale.

female performing ballet outside
Arts and Culture | October 5, 2023

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.

close up of lips with rainbow colored paint on them
Arts and Culture | September 20, 2023

Ten strangers' sexual encounters reveal how primal human instincts can shatter the social constructs that bind one person to another.

upper half of woman in red dress with hands under chin doing cute pose
Arts and Culture | August 30, 2023

Time, marriage, disappointment, and existence collide in Samuel Beckett's absurdist tragicomedy masterpiece.

collage of six colorful works of art
Arts and Culture | August 7, 2023

Join us for a season that is innovative and adventurous — with a dash of absurdity! Single ticket sales begin Sept. 3.

Theatre In The News

October 17, 2023

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

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.

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.

Recent Theatre Accomplishments

December 4, 2023
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…
August 16, 2023
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…
April 6, 2023
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…
February 28, 2023
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…
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…