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calendar icon10 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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calendar icon07 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

calendar icon07 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.

calendar icon17 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" University Theatre presents "Really Really" at the Studio Theatre March 5-8 and 11-16.

calendar icon03 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

calendar icon25 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

calendar icon24 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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Clayton Van Winkle

calendar icon23 Feb 2014    

UNL's Carson School's Van Winkle a finalist for Hemsley Lighting Internship

Clayton Van Winkle, a third-year graduate student from Garland, Texas, is a national finalist for the prestigious Gilbert Hemsley Lighting Internship. In addition, his lighting design for last year’s “Candide” won first place recognition at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), and he will represent the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the national festival in Washington, D.C., April 14-19.

“The ACTF honor was great, but the Hemsley was just huge,” Van Winkle said. “This is the premier lighting internship in the nation.”

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Magic Marvels opens on March 1, 2014, with shows running at 1:30pm and 7:30pm.

calendar icon23 Feb 2014    

Nebraska Masquers Present Magic Marvels: A Night of Granting Wishes; A Benefit for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation

Nebraska Masquers, a Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film sponsored Recognized Student Organization, and the Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega have teamed up, and are extremely proud to present Magic Marvels: A Night of Granting Wishes. Magic Marvels is a theatrical production of illusion and mystery in benefit of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Clayton Van Winkle, left and A.J. Orth, right

calendar icon05 Feb 2014    

UNL Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film students win awards at Region V Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film hosted the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) January 19-25, 2014. Just more than 1,500 faculty and students from colleges and universities in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri attended productions, participated in workshops and competed for awards and the opportunity to represent Region V at the national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Washington, D.C., in April.

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