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25 Jun 2014    

Nebraska Repertory Theatre Opens 47th Season

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, opens its 47th season, July 10, 2014 with the Christopher Durang comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. It plays in rotation with Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation (opening July 17) and Paul Slade Smith’s Unnecessary Farce (opening July 23).

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 The Educational Theatre Association will present a Standing Ovation Award to UNL this week at the International Thespian Festival on June 28.

24 Jun 2014    

UNL to receive award from the Educational Theatre Association

UNL has earned a Standing Ovation Award from the Educational Theatre Association.

The award will be presented to Paul Steger, director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, June 28 during the International Thespian Festival's Saturday showcase.

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Connor Huggett

24 Jun 2014    

Two Carson School students receive television academy internships

Two students from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film have received prestigious internships this summer from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.

Ethan Seagren, of Elkhorn, Neb., will be working at Stargate Studios in Pasadena, Calif., in visual effects. Seagren graduated in May.

Stargate is a production company offering visual effects and production services to the film and television industry. Their credits include “The Walking Dead,” “Heroes,” “Mob City,” “Pan Am” and “24.”

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Virginia Smith

10 Jun 2014    

NRT’s Virginia Smith Announces Final Season as Artistic Director

Nebraska Repertory Theatre (NRT) Artistic Director, Virginia Smith, has announced that after a decade of service to NRT, 2014 will be her last season as Artistic Director. Smith said, “I have often said that my role at NRT is the best job in Nebraska for a theatre artist. With ten years at the helm of the Rep, I feel I’ve accomplished my goals and it’s time to move on to new challenges.”

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07 May 2014    

Stuntwoman Jessie Graff Returns to UNL for masterclass

Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Alumnus and Professional Stuntwoman Jessie Graff will return to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Friday, May 9 for a masterclass.

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Photo of scene frA scene from "IN THE NEXT ROOM, or the vibrator play." Performances begin  April 17 at 7:30 PM in  the Howell Theatre

07 Apr 2014    

UNL’s University Theatre Concludes Season With "IN THE NEXT ROOM, or the vibrator play"

University Theatre, the academic production program of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts,

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 Tom Larson, winner of the mayor's 2014 Artistic Achievement Award.

17 Mar 2014    

Several from Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts win Mayor's Arts Awards

Several people from UNL were among the winners of the 2014 Mayor's Arts Awards announced March 12 by Mayor Chris Beutler and the Lincoln Arts Council. The awards formally recognize artistic contributions and achievements in the Lincoln area and will be presented the evening of May 28 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. More information is available at http://artscene.org

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Thomas Boyle (left) and Spenser Stokes in University Theatre's "Really Really"

03 Mar 2014    

University Theatre presents 'Really Really' in March

University Theatre presents “Really Really” by Paul Downs Colaizzo and directed by Lecturer Laura Lippman.

“Really Really” premiered at The Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va., in 2012 and ran Off-Broadway in a 2013 production directed by David Cromer.

“It’s exciting to work on material that is so current.” Lippman said. “The language reflects the audience that is going to come and see it. It’s perfect for a college campus—the play speaks to that generation.”

The play focuses on what the writer, and others, have dubbed “Generation Me.”

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The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014

25 Feb 2014    

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking Ambassadors

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is currently seeking qualified applicants to serve as Ambassadors for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Combat Workshop

24 Feb 2014    

Lincoln Assassination Workshop

The Lincoln Assassination Workshop, to be held April 5-6, 2014, is a stage combat workshop sanctioned by the Society of American Fight Directors that takes place each spring at the Johnny Carson School. It's also a weekend of mayhem, fun, and an incredible learning experience.

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