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School of Theatre Arts and Dance

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]

Shelly Gaza, UNC Theatre Arts & Dance Faculty

UNC Theatre Arts & Dance professor Shelly Gaza shares about her experience directing Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost and her current projects involving gender parity in theatre. [READ FULL POST]

Jackie Honold, Theatre Arts & Dance Student

School of Theatre Arts & Dance student Jackie Honold recently received a highly competitive internship for this summer with Seattle Children’s Theatre, one of the top children’s theatres in the country. This interview with Jackie focuses on her experiences at UNC and with Theatre for Young Audiences. [READ FULL POST]