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

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

Assistant Professor Jacqueline Lawton Receives IAAR Faculty Fellowship

Assistant Professor Jacqueline Lawton is the 2019-2020 recipient of the UNC Institute of African American Research’s (IAAR) Faculty Fellowship. The… Read more

MFA Costume Production Candidates Recognized by USITT, SETC

Third year graduate student Dani Soldat is admitted into the Young Designers and Technician’s Forum at the United States Institute… Read more

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

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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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