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 UA Theatre Alumni Night- March 6, 2020

Richard III Alumni Night - (March 6, 2020) 

The University of Akron Theatre Arts Program invites you and a guest to the Spring 2020 Alumni Night on Friday, March 6, 2020 in Guzzetta Hall on The University of Akron campus. Please join us in celebrating William Shakespeare's, "Richard III". For this one night only, all UA alumni can purchase tickets for themselves and a guest at the UA student price of $5. Reconnect with old friends and meet new students at this special evening. Come and support the continued success of The University of Akron Theatre Arts Program.

Can't make it? The production runs March 5, 6 & 7 at 7:30PM, March 8th at 2:00PM; March 12, 13 at 7:30PM and March 14 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM. Please feel free to join us at any of those productions for the general admission price of $10.

We are proud of all of our Alumni, and hope to see you there!

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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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