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The theatre major curriculum provides an introduction to all aspects of theatre: the literature of the drama, theatre history, acting, directing, set design and management. The major blends the curricular program with the co-curricular Theatre Laboratory labor program, the capstone Senior Theatre Project, and instruction from theatre faculty and guest artists.The Theatre Laboratory is the play production organization that supports a full season of plays each academic year, as well as individual student projects and original works.
Notable Alumni Include: Chris Thomas Hayes
Faculty Info: Prof. Adanma Onyedike Barton, MFA* Dr. Gordon Gray Dr. Deborah Martin Prof. Ami Shupe, MFA* Shawn Bruce, BA Prof. Lexi Bass, MFA|EDA Prof. Daniel Chapman
Kentucky Governor's Awards In The Arts To Be Presented Tomorrow
January 25, 2021
Acclaimed country singer/songwriter Tom T. Hall and television host and folksinger Michael Johnathon are among recipients of the 2020 Governor's Awards in the Arts to be presented virtually by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Tuesday, January 26. The ceremony, which will livestream, was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Third Coast Percussion Announces Fall 2020 Season
September 11, 2020
Building on the success of their recent livestream performances and virtual fundraiser, Third Coast Percussion extends a consistent schedule of online appearances through the fall of 2020.
American Byways Returns to Carnegie Hall This November
October 15, 2018
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cashreturns to Carnegie Hall this season to curate and host American Byways, a two-concert exploration in Zankel Hall highlighting the rich and disparate elements in American roots music.
Weatherford Award For Non-Fiction Announced
March 27, 2018
University Press of Kentucky author Carol Boggess has been named the winner of the 2018 Weatherford Award for Non-Fiction for her biography James Still: A Life. The award is presented annually by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association to outstanding books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that showcase unique aspects of Appalachian life and culture. It was created in 1970 to honor the lives and legacies of W.D. Weatherford Sr. and his son Willis D. Weatherford Jr.
Louisville Poet Wins Book Award
March 08, 2018
University Press of Kentucky author Kathleen Driskell was named the winner of the 2018 Judy Gaines Young Book Award for her book Next Door to the Dead: Poems.