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Fifty-three students from across Nebraska were selected for the 2017 Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

calendar icon15 Mar 2017    

2017 Nebraska Young Artist Award winners announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 20th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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The Women’s Week Staged Reading Festival has performances March 15-17 in the Lab Theatre.

calendar icon07 Mar 2017    

Theatrix celebrates Women's Week with Staged Reading Festival

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, continues its 2017 Spring season with the Women’s Week Staged Reading Festival, an event that presents plays performed, directed, and written by published and student female theatre artists.
 

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Kate Schini (left) and Becca Hess are in "This Random World," which opens March 2. Photo by Doug Smith.

calendar icon17 Feb 2017    

University of Nebraska Theatre opens spring season with 'This Random World'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatre at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln opens its spring semester season with a new play by Steven Dietz. "This Random World," directed by Professor Paul Steger, is a heart-breaking comedy of missed connections asking the question, “How often do we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing?”

Performances are March 2-4 and 7-11 at 7:30 p.m. and March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, first floor, Temple Building, 12th & R streets.

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Theatrix presents the comedy "Leaving Lundso's" Feb. 18-19.

calendar icon08 Feb 2017    

Theatrix opens spring season with the comedy 'Leaving Lundso's'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will open its 2017 Spring season with "Leaving Lundso’s," a sketch comedy show written, directed, performed and produced by UNL students.
 

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Director Donald Petrie (center) directed "Digs," the Carson Film released in 2013. The Carson School is holding a film script compeition to search for the next script to begin filming in 2018. Photo by Bridget Vacha.

calendar icon06 Feb 2017    

Carson School holds competition for film scripts for Carson Film

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is accepting submissions for 12-15 page scripts (projected run time 10-15 minutes) for the upcoming Carson Film, scheduled to begin shooting in the spring of 2018.

The story must be about Nebraska, be set in Nebraska, or could be filmed in Nebraska. Scripts with roles for college-age performers are preferred.

The winning script will be bought outright for $1,000.

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Harris Smith

calendar icon27 Jan 2017    

Smith appointed director of Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film

Lincoln, Neb.--Harris Smith has been appointed Director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Smith has been previously serving as interim director since Paul Steger stepped down as director to return to the faculty on June 30, 2016.

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Hixson-Lied Endowment student grants information sessions will be held Feb. 3 and 7.

calendar icon27 Jan 2017    

Info Sessions to be held for Hixson-Lied Student Grants

Lincoln, Neb.--Did you know that undergraduate and graduate majors in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts have the opportunity to apply for funding support from grant programs available through the Hixson-Lied Endowment?

Two informational sessions have been scheduled for Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts students to learn more about applying for Hixson-Lied student grants.

Associate Dean Christopher Marks will give a short overview of the student grants available and then answer questions.

The two sessions are:

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Students in the Film Scoring and Creative Sound Design and Digital Video Production classes watch their final projects at Mueller Planetarium in Morrill Hall. Photo by Ella Durham.

calendar icon20 Dec 2016    

Two Digital Arts courses collaborate on projects

Lincoln, Neb.--Two Digital Arts Initiative classes in video production and film scoring collaborated on joint projects fall semester to give students a broader experience in creating film projects.

Assistant Professor of Composition Tom Larson’s Film Scoring and Creative Sound Design class worked with Associate Professor of Film Steve Kolbe’s Digital Video Production class on the projects. The final projects included four film projects that were each scored by three different composers. The final projects were shown at the Mueller Planetarium inside Morrill Hall on Dec. 14.

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Michelle Ingle practices stage combat with Paul Steger, professor of theatre and film. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon19 Dec 2016    

Lied Center experience comes full circle with 'Hairspray' audition

Lincoln, Neb.--Like Tracy Turnblad from the musical "Hairspray," Michelle Ingle tends to latch onto the positives around her.

For instance, a single ticket to a musical performance ignited her life's passion and led to the senior theater performance major auditioning for her "dream role."

As a 12 year old, Ingle was able to see "Hairspray" on the stage at the Lied Center for Performing Arts when tickets were provided through the Lied's Performance Fund program, which grants 3,000 tickets annually to children who otherwise would not be able to attend a show.

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Cirque du Soleil's Mike Peters (M.F.A. 1999; right) and Ben Stephenson (seated) with Assistant Professor of Practice Mitch Critel. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon14 Dec 2016    By Kathe Andersen

Cirque du Soleil's Peters returns to Carson School

Lincoln, Neb.--Mike Peters (M.F.A. 1999) returned to the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film on Dec. 8-9 to visit with students about his job as Assistant Head of Rigging for Cirque du Soleil’s “O” show at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, along with Ben Stephenson, the head carpenter on “The Beatles LOVE.”

 

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