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School of Theatre Arts and Dance

Jesus Christ Superstar

A timeless work, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. [READ FULL POST]

Spring Dance Concert 2018

Celebrate an old fashioned barn raising/wedding and delight in a colorful set of Commedia Dell’Arte clowns as the School of Theatre Arts and Dance in collaboration with the School of Music presents an evening of dance, featuring two very special one acts, Copland's Appalachian Spring and Stravinsky's Pulcinella. [READ FULL POST]

McNally and Schuttler South Africa Conference Trip

In May, Professors Dr. Mary Schuttler and Gillian McNally presented at the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network. Dr. Schuttler presented a paper on the impact of UNC’s 2016 production of The Transition of Doodle Pequeño. Gillian McNally facilitated a panel discussion on LGBTQ TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences). In this panel, she also shared the impact of The Transition of Doodle Pequeño on the UNC students, the children in the audience and the elementary school’s reactions to this controversial production. Adding to both of these panels was UNC Alumnae Sam Provenzano. [READ FULL POST]

Naomi Gold, Lighting Design

Naomi Gold, a UNC Design & Technology major studying lighting design, recently won the USA National 2nd Place Barbizon Award for Theatrical Excellence in Lighting Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Nationals for her lighting design in UNC’s Fall 2016 production of Spring Awakening (pictured above). Congrats to Naomi on this achievement! [READ FULL POST]