U.Va. Drama alum Jack Cummings III’s off-Broadway production of I Remember Mama, for the Transport Group Theatre Company, was named in Ben Brantley’s New York Time’s Best Theater of 2014 list.    Mr. Brantley commented, “Using tables strewn with the kind of detritus you find at yard sales and a cast of actresses who will never […]

The Berlin Wall Symposium Dance Program YAA SAMAR! DANCE THEATRE Public Presentation & Discussion Friday, December 5 at 4:00pm – Ruth Caplin Theatre FREE Tickets available through the Arts Box Office Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (YSDT) is a contemporary dance company committed to collaborating with artists across disciplines, cultural geographies, and physical borders in order […]

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November 11, 2014

Alumni win Ovation Awards Congratulations to our alums Amanda McRaven and Emily Swallow for their Ovation Awards! Amanda won Best Director for her work with PLIANT GIRLS and Emily was a significant player in Geffen Playhouse’s THE COUNTRY HOUSE which won Best Play and Best Ensemble. Complete list of winners and more information on the […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA- November 7, 2014- The Dance Program of the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia presents its Fall Experimental Dance Concert on November 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Culbreth Theatre.   The Fall Dance Concert emphasizes experimentation through the use of inventive staging, music and choreography. The works […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – October 31, 2014 – The University of Virginia’s Department of Drama opens its production of The Rimers of Eldritch, directed by Doug Grissom, on November 13 in the Ruth Caplin Theatre. From Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson(Talley’s Folly) comes this theatrical mosaic of a run-down Missouri town in 1965. Performances run November […]

Based on true events, this live presentation imagines life on both sides of the Berlin Wall. Eight actors, members of the M.F.A. Professional Actor Training Program, perform original short scenes that explore life before and after the fall of the wall.   The performances are in the Helms Theatre in the Drama Building and will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rhinoceros -

September 08, 2014

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) has awarded a Certificates of Merit to the Cast of A Flea In He Ear for Ensemble Acting , to recent Drama M.F.A. graduate Allison Atmore for Costume Design, and to Drama M.F.A. graduate student Hilary Landowski for Set Design. Additionally, the KCACTF nominated Amy Barrick, Christopher […]