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

Alumna Shelley Butler (’98) starts new theatre company

Shelley Butler (DDA ’98) and her husband West Hyler have formed a brand-new company; Artistic Stamp. It’s an interactive theater… Read more

Erin Rodgers wins SETC award!

  Rising third-year costume production MFA candidate Erin Rodgers has been awarded the prestigious Marian A. Smith Costume Scholarship. Erin… Read more

Catya McMullen (’11)

The Homebound Project, an online theater initiative co-founded by Carolina alumna and playwright Catya McMullen, is raising money to help… Read more

Paige Johnson PATP ’95

The Department of Dramatic Art is sad to announce the passing of Paige Johnston Thomas, PATP class of ’95. During… Read more

Cary Bland Simpson Oversees “Only Make Believe” 20th Anniversary Gala

Cary Bland Simpson (UNC English ’14 w/ minors in Creative Writing & Dramatic Art), Development Manager for Only Make Believe in New… Read more

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

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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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