Drama in the News

From the Cavalier Daily 11/10/2014 – When most students think of famous Drama Department alumni, Tina Fey comes to mind. But many students don’t realize there are multiple other distinguished alums who got their start within that same University department. With names ranging from Mark Johnson, producer of “Breaking Bad,” to Lear deBessonet, director of […]


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.

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

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.”