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  • Alumna Victoria Male Awarded for Screenwriting

    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

    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

    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

  • Triffin Morris and Athene Wright worked on project featured in Vogue

    Vogue featured the costume design for Florencia en el Amazonas which just opened on November 16 at the Met. This past summer, Triffin Morris, Head of Costume Production at UNC, and Athene Wright, Class of ’22 in the Costume Production program, … Read more

  • American Society for Theatre Research Awards and Grants

    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

    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.

  • The Department of Dramatic Art is now on Social Media

    The Department of Dramatic Art is now on social media! Be sure to follow us to keep up-to-date on performances, workshops, new course offerings, and more.

  • Behind the scenes with Kenan Theatre Company

    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