UA Theatre Arts News
UA Theatre presents The America Play by Suzan-Lori Parks
A black gravedigger who resembles Abraham Lincoln digs out what he calls "the great hole of history" and creates a sideshow that reenacts Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. Sitting in a chair dressed as Lincoln, he attracts customers who stop by and shoot blanks at him. In the second Act, his wife Lucy and son travel west to find him and, ultimately, to bury him.
Celebrating Artistic Milestone of UA Theatre Professor
UA Theatre production "Hedda Gabler" marks the 150th design for UA Theatre professor Adel Migid
It is an honor to celebrate and recognize Adel Migid's artistic venture creating designs and models for our UA stage performances since the beginning of his career with The University of Akron in 1980.
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:
- Ensemble Excellence for Outstanding Devised Performance
- Certificate of Merit for Ensemble in Godspell
- 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)
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
School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration Performance Schedule
Explore current UA Theatre Arts Program performances and special events.
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.
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....
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.