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 […]

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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 […]

The Forgetting River awarded Certificates of Merit by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) has awarded a Certificates of Merit to the cast and company of The Forgetting River for Outstanding Ensemble Work, to Drama M.F.A. candidate Lauren Shell for Puppet Design, and to U.Va. Drama […]

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 […]