University of Virginia
Department of Drama
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The Department of Drama offers a 33 credit-hour undergraduate major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree within the College of Arts & Sciences, a 16 credit-hour minor in Drama, and a 21 credit-hour minor in Dance. Even before becoming a major, however, a student may be an active participant in all the production activities of the Department and may enroll in any of several classes.
Notable Alumni Include: Tina Fey, Sean Patrick Thomas
Faculty Info: Tovah Close, David Dalton, Theresa M. Davis, Cady Garey, Doug Grissom, Mona Kasra, Colleen Kelly, R. Lee Kennedy, Marianne Kubik, Marcy Linton, Kim Brooks Mata, Caitlin McLeod, Michael Rasbury, Kathryn Schetlick, Paul Wagner, Jenny Wales, Steven Warner, Richard Will, Katelyn Hale Wood.
MPAC Presents Black History Month Virtual Lecture On History And Impact Of Hip-Hop Music
February 16, 2021
MPAC presents Hip-Hop Music: Culture and Legacy , a special Black History Month virtual lecture on the history of Hip-Hop music presented by Wes Jackson, Professor and Director of Creative Business Enterprises at Emerson College, on Wednesday, February 24 at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students).
Austin Shakespeare Offers The Bard & Bollywood Scenework Class
February 05, 2021
Austin Shakespeare will continue its Bard and Bollywood series with an on-line acting workshop led by Tamil Periasamy on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost for the program is $15 for participants and $10 for observers. Registration is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Film Festival Receives $20,000 Grant From National Endowment For The Arts
February 04, 2021
The Virginia Film Festival has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects Award from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the 2021 Virginia Film Festival. The VAFF is among 1,073 arts projects from across America that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021 funding in the NEA's Grants for Arts Projects funding category.
PUSHOUT: THE CRIMINALIZTION OF BLACK GIRLS IN SCHOOLS to be Presented in Free Online Screening
February 01, 2021
On Wednesday, February 3 at 6pm, the Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University are hosting a free online screening of the documentary Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.
Sarah Dylla Announced as New Museum Director of Center for Puppetry Arts
January 29, 2021
The Center for Puppetry Arts proudly will welcome Sarah Dylla as the new Museum Director. Sarah joins the Center for Puppetry Arts with over 11 years in the field of public humanities creating narratives about how history and the humanities intersect.
Neave Trio Gives Livestream Concert – FINDING WHAT IS LOST
November 19, 2020
The Neave Trio, Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemble‑in‑Residence at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, presents Finding What is Lost, a livestream performance on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:30pm EST.
Neave Trio Performs Music by Clara Schumann, Amy Beach and More in Virtual Concert
October 27, 2020
On November 10, 2020 at 7:30pm PT, the Boston-based Neave Trio will give an online performance presented by the University of Idaho's Auditorium Chamber Music Series. The program includes works by four women composers - Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke, and Jennifer Higdon - highlighting an ongoing theme in Neave's programming: Her Voice.
Virginia Film Festival To Present Noted Director Chloé Zhao with American Perspectives Award
October 23, 2020
The Virginia Film Festival announced today that director Chloé Zhao will be honored with their American Perspectives Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
Virginia Film Festival Announces 2020 Program
October 06, 2020
The 33rd Annual Virginia Film Festival announced today a program of more than 50 films, conversations, and special events that will include a series of virtual conversations and a series of Drive-In Movies presented in two safe and socially-distanced settings.
Rick Hammerly Joins WAPAVA as New Executive Director
October 06, 2020
Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) and WAPAVA President Jackson R. Bryer have announced that Rick Hammerly has joined the organization as its new Executive Director as of October 1, 2020. Hammerly, a 2-time Helen Hayes Award-winning actor/director, is also the Producing Artistic Director of Factory 449.
Neave Trio Gives Multimedia Livestream Concert This Month
October 01, 2020
The Neave Trio, Alumni Artists, Faculty Ensemblea?'ina?'Residence at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, presents Rising, a livestreamed, multimedia performance on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:30pm ET.
The Dance Rising Collective Presents DANCE RISING: NYC
September 24, 2020
The Dance Rising Collective, a new collective of artists and administrators created in partnership with Kinesis Project dance theatre, The Field as fiscal sponsor and advised by Lucy Sexton of New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, presents Dance Rising: NYC, a hyper-local dance out across all five boroughs October 1 and 3 from 5:00-5:30pm.
Embracing Our Differences Welcomes Dr. Christina M. de Guia to Board of Directors
September 01, 2020
Dennis McGillicuddy, co-founder and board chair of Embracing Our Differences, announced recently that the organization has welcomed Christina M. de Guia, M.D., to the organization's board of directors.
Broadway Books: 10 Books on Set Design to Read While Staying Inside!
August 09, 2020
These books, many of which were written by current or former set designers, take a deep dive into what the art is all about, how to get started, what research goes into the craft, and even how to design on a budget!
2020 Virginia Film Festival Will Be Presented Virtually
July 21, 2020
The Virginia Film Festival announced today that, in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, their 5-day Film Festival will shift to a virtual format this fall.