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Spring 2016 High School Student Visit Day for Theatre Arts - March 5, 2016

FREE theatre workshops and Hedda Gabler performance for Visiting High School Students

Drama Day is an open-doors high school student visit day for The University of Akron Theatre Arts Program. 

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Students perform devised theatre work at KC/ACTF, receive national award 

An ensemble of student actors, under the leadership of James Slowiak, UA Theatre Faculty, performed a devised theatre work at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in January 2015. Their work received the award of Outstanding Devised Performance! Over the years, UA highlights from KC/ACTF include: 

2015 Awards

  • Ensemble Excellence for Outstanding Devised Performance
  • Certificate of Merit for Ensemble in Godspell 

Past Highlights 

  • Festival Production Winesburg, Ohio by Jim Slowiak, et al. (2004) 
  • Festival Production & Certificate of Merit for Ensemble in The Bacchae (2012)
  • Certificate of Merit for Ensemble in Great God Brown (2011)

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UA Theatre Guild produces an evening of short plays and improv

Our UA students are Making Theatre Work! In Spring 2015, the UA Theatre Guild produced an evening of FREE short plays and comedic improv. Here are a few pictures - on stage and from the tech booth - from their event, Theatre Guild Showcase!


Theatre Arts Performances


University of Akron Theatre Arts Program Performances

School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration Performance Schedule

Explore current UA Theatre Arts Program performances and special events. 

Current Performance Season


Alumni


University of Akron Theatre Alumni

The Spotlight of Success

Graduates of the UA Theatre Arts Program can be found successfully putting their degree to work in the arts and cultural arena, as well as business, education, and social services. Feel free to explore our UA Theatre Arts alumni spotlights.

Alumni of UA Theatre Arts


Faculty and Students


UA professors among finalists of the first Knight Arts Challenge Akron

Out of over 540 submissions for the first Knight Arts Challenge Akron, 58 ideas were chosen to be used in neighborhoods and communities across Akron. Some of the finalists included UA professors, a graduate student and three theatre arts alumni....

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Theatre Guild 2014

UA Theatre Guild - Student Theatre Organization (Club)

Meets Thursdays in Guzzetta Hall

Meetings are held in the Main Atrium (Lounge) of Guzzetta Hall at 3:30 PM. All UA students are welcome!

The UA Theatre Guide supports, creates, produces annual events, including student-led productions, comedic improv, and more.