The University of Virginia Drama Department will close its 2013-2014 season with the Georges Feydau’s classic farce A Flea in Her Ear, which will open on April 17 at the Ruth Caplin Theatre. The setting is Paris, at the dawn of the 20th Century. A suspicious wife sets the farcical wheels in motion for a […]

This year’s Mid-Atlantic American College Dance Festival was held at George Mason University. The central aim of this 4-day annual event is to increase the prominence of dance in higher education by providing a well-attended venue to broadcast the creative potential and artistic excellence of students in the areas of choreography and performance. Fifteen students […]

OPENS February 20 IN THE RUTH CAPLIN THEATRE The Department of Drama will present Museum by Tina Howe in the Ruth Caplin Theatre February 20-22, 26-28, and March 1 at 8:00 p.m. Directed by U.Va. Associate Professor Doug Grissom, Museum takes an absurdist view of the final day of a contemporary art exhibition where over […]

Sasheer Zamata to join Saturday Night Live cast as Featured Player On January 18th, U.Va. Drama alumni, Sasheer Zamata, will make her debut as a featured player on Saturday Night Live.  According to U.Va. Drama Associate Professor Theresa Davis, “As an improv performer and comedienne she was hysterical, daring, quick—a brilliant performer. She has amazing […]

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December 05, 2013

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. […]

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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 […]

TroyWeb

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