The Nebraska Repertory Theatre's "ShakesFear at the Haunted Temple" returns to scare audiences Oct. 13-30 in the Studio Theatre. Photo by Eddy Aldana.

21 Sep 2022    By Kathe C. Andersen

Nebraska Rep’s ‘ShakesFear’ returns Oct. 13

Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s “ShakesFear at the Haunted Temple” returns Oct. 13-30 in the Studio Theatre for a scary immersive theatre experience.

For showtimes and ticket information, visit https://nebraskarep.org. Shows run every 15 minutes.

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Sam Rice Sam Rice, an emerging media arts senior from Lincoln, had an internship with the Los Angeles Clippers this summer in their digital media department. Courtesy photo.

07 Sep 2022    By Kathe C. Andersen

EMA senior interns with L.A. Clippers

Lincoln, Neb.--Emerging Media Arts senior Sam Rice interned this summer with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers in their digital media department as a video producer.

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Left to Right:  Ebben Blake, Rae Phillips, Dan Novy, Kayla LaPoure, Andrea Walls and Johannes Barfield at the Carson Center. Phillips, Walls and Barfield were the inaugural recipients of the Black Public Media Residencies.

24 Aug 2022    

Carson Center, Black Public Media launch emerging media residency program

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts and Black Public Media (BPM) announced the first cohort of their new residency program, called the Black Public Media Residency at the Carson Center. The recipients, who are all developing creative technology projects, are artist Johannes Barfield, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; educator Rae Phillips, of Shreveport, Louisiana; and artist Andrea Walls, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Tory Lenosky

12 Aug 2022    

Carson School alumna Lenosky returns for Geske Cinema Showcase

Lincoln, Neb.--The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase, sponsored by the Friends of The Ross, presents producer and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumna Tory Lenosky (B.F.A. 2007), at the 7:30 p.m. screening of “Resurrection” on Friday, Sept. 2 for a Q&A with the audience at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

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The Nebraska Repertory Theatre performed “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” last fall. Lighting design by Aja M. Jackson (B.F.A. 2013). Photo by Kyle Andersen.

11 Aug 2022    

Nebraska Repertory Theatre receives tourism support grant

Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Repertory Theatre has received a $150,000 Tourism Support Grant from the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County. The awards, given to 15 organizations, were announced by Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird at a press conference on Aug. 11. 

The Lied Center for Performing Arts was also awarded a tourism support grant. The Rep and the Lied Center were the only University of Nebraska–Lincoln organizations to receive the grants. 

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Forty-five students have been selected to join the latest cohort of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Thirty-five of the 45 students hail from Nebraska. A key part of the emerging media arts curriculum is preparing students for hugely disruptive forces in artificial intelligence and virtual production that have changed the face of several industries.

11 Aug 2022    

45 students selected for new Carson Center cohort

Lincoln, Neb.--Forty-five students — 25 recent high school graduates and 20 transfer students — have been selected to join the latest cohort of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

This is the fourth and largest cohort for the center, which opened in fall 2019. There will be 125 students majoring in emerging media arts this fall.

While 35 of the 45 students hail from Nebraska, this year’s cohort also includes students from Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as Thailand.

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Jen Landis helps students in her “Art of the Poster” class for Future Husker University refine their poster ideas. Husker mascot Lil' Red was lit in several different colors to see how his appearance changes in different colors of light in Michelle Harvey's "See the Light: Stage Lighting & Color" class.

26 Jul 2022    

Future Huskers learn about the arts

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts offered two classes for students participating in the Nebraska Alumni Association’s Future Husker University on July 15.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Michelle Harvey taught the course “See the Light: Stage Lighting & Color,” and Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design Jen Landis taught “Art of the Poster.”

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Three emerging media arts students had the opportunity to work on the new Disney+ series "Obi-Wan Kenobi" as part of their internship with Lola VFX. Courtesy photo.

26 Jul 2022    

3 EMA students work on ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series for visual effects internship

Lincoln, Neb.--Three Emerging Media Arts students in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts with three-month internships with Lola VFX had the opportunity to work on the new Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Sophia Stueven, a senior; Ally Hall, a senior; and Megan Whisenhunt, who graduated in May, were credited in the series and have since subsequently transitioned into employees with the visual effects firm.

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Thirteen theatre performance students in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film studied abroad at Shakespeare’s Globe in London this summer. Courtesy photo. The Carson School students at Hampstead Heath. Courtesy photo.

26 Jul 2022    

Carson School students return to study at Shakespeare’s Globe in London

Lincoln, Neb.--After a hiatus due to the pandemic, thirteen students from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film returned to study this summer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England, thanks to support from the Hixson-Lied Endowment. The students were in London from May 16-June 4.

Shakespeare’s Globe is a world-renowned theatre, education center and cultural landmark located on the south bank of the River Thames. It is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan-era playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays.

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Clockwise from upper left:  Andy Belser, Ellen Hebden, Alessio Olivieri, Dan Novy and Sophie Isaak.

13 Jul 2022    

College welcomes new faculty

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts welcomes the following new faculty this fall. 

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