Playwrights’ Weekend Sunday, December 8 and Monday, December 9, 2013 Presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre in partnership with the University of Virginia Virginia Repertory Theatre Gym 114 West Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 23220 Virginia Rep and U.Va. are pleased to present four playwrights who will read from their new works in progress. This event is […]
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 […]
UVA DRAMA TO HOST PULITZER PRIZE WINING PLAYWRIGHT DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE ON NOVEMBER 6 AS PART OF KEENAN LECTURE SERIES CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – October 29, 2013 – The University of Virginia Drama Department will host Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire on November 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in an interactive Q&A session for the U.Va. […]
Parade -September 20, 2012
Epic American Musical Based on Sensational 1913 Murder Trial of Leo Frank CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – September 20, 2011 – The 2011-2012 U.Va. Drama season kicks off on October 6 at Culbreth Theatre with the epic American Musical Parade. Written by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy), with music from Jason Robert Brown, one of the […]
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
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.”