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Alumna Bekah Brunstetter Featured in Forbes

April 29, 2024

DDA alumna and Broadway’s, “The Notebook,” cowriter Bekah Brunstetter was recently featured in Forbes. She gave our department a shoutout at the very end. Check out the full article here!   “Can you share your favorite theaters around the world … Read more

Alumna Victoria Male Awarded for Screenwriting

April 1, 2024

Victoria Male, an alumna of the undergraduate Dramatic Art Department, Class of 2014, was recently named a 2023 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Finalist. Her script, SHOWSTOPPER, advanced to the final round of 13 scripts out of 5,599 submitted. Her … Read more

Prof. Triffin Morris Awards Athene Wright at USITT

April 1, 2024

A few weeks ago, Professor Triffin Morris awarded alumni Athene Wright with the Matera Award. The speech Prof. Morris gave is below: “Barbara Matera was renowned as a maker of costumes for Broadway, ballet, opera and film.  Her legacy is … Read more

Athene Wright USITT24 Award Winner

January 29, 2024

Athene Wright, a Costume Production MFA alum, was awarded the Barbara Matera Award for Costume-Making. The Matera Award recognizes a current graduate student or an early career professional who is an exceptional costume technician. Congratulations Athene, we look forward to … Read more

American Society for Theatre Research Awards and Grants

November 14, 2023

Adam Versényi was recently awarded an Honorable Mention for his work on translating The Dramaturgy of Space by Ramón Griffero. This was a part of the annual ASTR Awards and Grants, which awards research fellowships, travel grants, and publication awards … Read more

The DDA had a strong presence at the 2023 USITT-SE conference

October 25, 2023

PRC production staff Laura Pates and Amy Evans led sessions on their areas of specialty, and costume production MFA grad won a prize in the student expo for her CDC embroidered Western suit created for tailoring class last spring.

Behind the scenes with Kenan Theatre Company

October 19, 2023

Part of the dramatic art department, Kenan Theatre Company offers a space for undergraduate students of all majors to learn essential elements of theater — including acting, production and technical skills — from professional directors and one another. For the … Read more

In Memoriam

September 7, 2023

Milly S. Barranger., an author, educator and producer, died on August 21st in New York with her daughter, Heather and wife Liz Woodman, at her side. Ms. Barranger was an author who wrote books about women in the theater as … Read more