College Arts Scholars renamed the
Miller Arts Scholars

On the 17th of October supporters of the Arts at U.Va. gathered for a reception in the Drama building to honor Sandy Miller and his wife Vinie, whose generous gift led to the creation of the J. Sanford Miller Family Fund for the Arts Scholars.  Now known as the Miller Arts Scholars, the entire cohort of students was present with several of the Arts Scholars presenting and/or demonstrating for all in attendance some of the creative projects that they are working on.

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Katie-Bell Springmann wins Jeff Award

Katie-Bell Springmann Jeff Award

The Department of Drama congratulates Katie-Bell Springmann, MFA Scenic Design 2013, who was awarded the Jeff Award for Scenic Design at the Equity Jeff Awards gala October 13, 2014 in Chicago.  Her winning design was for the Profiles Theatre production of Cock by Michael Bartlett.  Writing for Centerstage, Colin Douglas said, “The audience’s first impression is how extraordinarily Katie-Bell Springmann has gone beyond mere scenic design for this award-winning play – she’s created a completely immersive environment for both actor and patron.”  Chris Jones, of the Chicago Tribune, wrote in his review, “In essence, Springmann did not so much design a set as build a whole new theater inside a theater.”
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