Troy is Burning may be the first play written by an undergraduate to make it into the UVA Drama Department’s main-stage season in 25 years, but its first step toward production was just another day in the undergraduate grind for fourth-year student Matthew Minnicino.
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A surprising play opens Thursday night at the University of Virginia: a real life story of how one small town decided to execute an elephant from the circus. Audio story: http://www.radioiq.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1357%3Aelephants-graveyard&catid=48%3Awvtf-news&Itemid=119
Not all musicals are the same. If you doubt that, check out “Parade,” the University of Virginia Department of Drama’s season opener, now running in the Culbreth.
The department boasts a nationally known resident faculty with solid experience and an understanding of the demands of the professional theatre in its many manifestations. Guest artists often augment the resident faculty, so there is an ongoing professional presence which gives the student immediate experience of the ideas and practice in today’s theatre. All of the faculty spend significant time outside of the classroom working personally with serious theatre students…
The Charlottesville Newsplex covers Elephant’s Graveyard…
LaVahn Hoh admits he has sawdust in his veins. “That’s what circus folk say,” he confesses with an impish smile that belies his age, “when you’re infatuated with the big top—with the sheer spectacle and intricate logistics of the ringmasters, clown acts, lion-tamers, and dare devils all sharing space in today’s circus.”