Alumni News and Events

The Lower depths Alumni Night - (March 1, 2019) 

Reconnect with friends and meet new students at this special evening. Come and support the continued success of The University of Akron Theater Arts Program.

We look forward to seeing you! For immediate questions, call 330-972-7895. 

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Theatre alumni awarded NNPN Producer in Residence at Cleveland Public Theatre.

India Nicole Burton has been awarded the 2018/2019 National New Play Network Producer in Residence grant through Cleveland Public Theatre.

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Theatre alumni receive the Knight Arts Challenge grant 

Two UA theatre alumni have been awarded the prestigious Knight Arts Challenge grant for innovative theatre programming to serve the Akron community. Since graduating, these alumni have made Akron their artistic home for their profoundly moving, grass-roots theatre work. 

  • Ben Rexroad ’11, co-founder of Wandering Aesthetics, was awarded $75,000 for Bigger Than a Breadbox, providing a platform for Akron’s artists through a quarterly cabaret show of local talent that will travel to different neighborhoods.

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  • Wendy Duke ’73 and ’10, co-founder of the Center for Applied Drama and Autism, was awarded $12,000 for “The Glass Menagerie Through the Prism of Autism.” This adaptation of the Tennessee Williams’ play will provide audiences with a theatre experience that shows what life is like on the spectrum.

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