Established in 1925 we are the second oldest theatre department in the country. Our faculty members are both scholars and artists, teachers and practitioners, constantly moving back and forth between the classroom and the theatre. The Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art is the crucible where students transform learning into practice every day.

 

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News & Updates

Mary Graves Bequest

Mary Graves, the widow of long-time former faculty member Russell Graves, recently passed away and has left the Department of… Read more

MFA candidate Jane Reichard wins SETC’s 2018-19 Porterfield Scholarship

The SETC 2018-19 Porterfield Scholar, Jane Reichard is currently pursuing her MFA in Costume Production with us here at UNC-CH…. Read more

Jacqueline E. Lawton Recieves Inaugural New Play Development Award for Among These Wild Things

Jacqueline E. Lawton is a playwright, dramaturg, professor, and advocate for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the American Theatre…. Read more

Introducing incoming costume director, Triffin Morris

The costume production graduate program welcomes incoming costume director Triffin Morris. Triffin brings a wide range of professional experience to… Read more

MFA candidate Danielle Soldat wins award at USITT-Southeast

Costume production MFA candidate Danielle Soldat won an award in the Design/Tech Expo at USITT-Southeast conference in Myrtle Beach, SC… Read more

Nora Pedersen (BA 2001) wins an Emmy!

Nora Pedersen, a 2001 undergraduate alumna of the department, won a 2018 Emmy Award for her work as costume supervisor… Read more

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Announcement

Letter From Department Chair

The Center for Dramatic Art, with its excellent educational and artistic facilities, serves as a teaching theatre where students interact and collaborate with each other, the faculty and resident company members to create world-class educational and theatrical experiences.

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Upcoming Productions

The Kenan Theatre Company is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 season.

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Facilities

The Center for Dramatic Art, with its excellent educational and artistic facilities, serves as a teaching theatre where students interact and collaborate with each other, the faculty and resident company members to create world-class educational and theatrical experiences.

 

Faculty

Department of Dramatic Art faculty represent the full arc of educational experiences and professional standards. Teaching artists from PlayMakers Repertory Company are also teaching artists.

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