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.

 

Programs of Study

News & Updates

Sam Gates in “Fairview”

Professor Samuel Gates, one of the Department of Dramatic Arts’ acting instructors, is performing as Dayton in Fairview at the Woolly Mammoth… Read more

Success for Costume Designers at USITT SE Greensboro!

Costume Production graduate students Erin Rodgers and Cami Hubert were each honored at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology… Read more

Gage Tarlton and THE COOP

This past June, Dramatic Arts senior and playwright Gage Tarlton joined the Youth Advisory Council for the new off-Broadway theatre… Read more

Bobbi Owen on Willa Kim

Professor and resident costume designer Bobbi Owen spent much of the summer identifying designs, costumes, and accessories for an exhibit… Read more

Lighting for “Cadillac Crew”

Kathy A. Perkins designed the lighting for the World Premier Play “Cadillac Crew,” discussing activism and feminism the day of… Read more

Officially a Fellow!

Bobbi Owen was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center over the Easter… 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 2019-2020 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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