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Assistant Professor of Theatre J.D. Madsen adjusts a 3-D design to prepare for printing on the new Formlabs 3-D printer (left). Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon26 Oct 2016    By Kathe Andersen

Carson School purchases 3-D printer for designers

Lincoln, Neb.--With support from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film has purchased a Formlabs Form 2 desktop 3-D printer for theatre design.

 

Assistant Professor of Theatre J.D. Madsen said it’s a stereolithographic, resin-based printer, which creates a higher degree of detail than an extrusion-based or PLC printer.

 

“It goes down as fine as 0.01 microns, which is basically a human hair thick,” he said.

 

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(Left) Community guest artist Cecilia Burkhart as Gertie and (right) Abbie Austin as Claire in "Fuddy Meers." Photo by Doug Smith.

calendar icon10 Oct 2016    

UNL Theatre opens season with 'Fuddy Meers'

Lincoln, Neb.--UNL Theatre, the main stage production program at The Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, opens its 2016-2017 season with David Lindsay-Abaire’s dark comedy FUDDY MEERS.

Performances are Oct. 6-8 and 11-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Temple Building’s Studio Theatre, first floor.

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Karen Richards

calendar icon04 Oct 2016    

Carson School sophomore sings with Idina Menzel at the Lied Center

Lincoln, Neb.--It’s not every day that you get to sing with Broadway star and ‘Frozen’ sensation Idina Menzel. But Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Sophomore Karen Richards did just that during Menzel’s performance Sept. 30 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

 

“It was surreal,” Richards said. “I would never in a million years think that I would have this opportunity, at least not at this time in my life. I was so lost in the moment, I forgot there was an audience. Friday was, by far, the best night of my life.”

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The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Ross on Oct. 7 to perform their original score for "VARIETÉ."

calendar icon30 Sep 2016    

Alloy Orchestra returns to the Ross Oct. 7

Lincoln, Neb.--The world renown Alloy Orchestra returns to The Ross on Friday, Oct. 7 to perform their original score with VARIETÉ.  Further details are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at (402) 472.5353.  This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
 
SYNOPSIS:  VARIETÉ
Germany / 1925/ 95 minutes / DCP & Blu-ray
A film by E.A. Dupont

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Kristin Hensley. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon29 Sep 2016    

From UNL Theatre to mom to web star, Hensley returns for popular #IMomSoHard live shows

Lincoln, Neb.--Their online videos feature casual conversations about school picture day, good lies to tell your kids and friends, the challenges of finding summer activities for your kids, wearing Spanx, removing body hair from various locations on your body, and the lack of sleep that mothers endure.

 

Kristin Hensley (B.A. Theatre 1998) and Jen Smedley are two Los Angeles-based mothers originally from Nebraska, who created the highly successful web series #IMomSoHard.

 

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clockwise from upper left:  Amy, Ben, Madeline, Mady, Michael & Ricky.

calendar icon18 Sep 2016    

New CAST announced for Hixson-Lied College

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announces its 2016-2017 CAST.

The six members of the CAST will share their stories with prospective students this year through online videos, social media and special appearances. They also serve as Hixson-Lied College Student Ambassadors.

This year’s cast includes:

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(Foreground) Desiree Bartels as Anna and Nick Howard as Carl. (Background) Jorden Charley-Whatley (multiple characters).

calendar icon13 Sep 2016    

Theatrix opens season with 'The Baltimore Waltz'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will open its 2016-2017 season with "The Baltimore Waltz," written by Paula Vogel.
 

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Jessie Graff. Photo courtesy of NBC.

calendar icon11 Sep 2016    

Q&A with Carson School alum Jessie Graff from 'American Ninja Warrior'

Lincoln, Neb.--Carson School Alumna and former Husker Pole Vaulter Jessie Graff (B.A. 2007) made history when she became the first woman to ever complete stage one of the "American Ninja Warrior" finals on NBC-TV. Known for her "Wonder Woman" costumes, Graff has become a fan favorite. On Monday, Sept. 11, she will compete in stage two. The two-hour season finale airs Monday at 7pm CST on NBC.

There were only 17 finishers of stage 1, and Graff finished 5th overall. 

We visit with our own Husker Ninja Warrior ahead of the finale in this exclusive Q&A:

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Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumna Megan Kraft is the head of props for Sesame Street Live:  Make a New Friend, on tour now.

calendar icon26 Apr 2016    

Carson School alumna Kraft is head of props for Sesame Street Live

Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film Alumna Megan Kraft (B.A. 2013) is the head of props for Sesame Street Live. She began her new position in April.

“I have longed to tour ever since I was in school,” she said. “So when I was offered the head of props position for one of the tours of Sesame Street Live, I initially thought, ‘FINALLY, this is my foot in the door!’ I was so excited to start a new adventure that would challenge me.”

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Ciara Hergott (left) and Hunter Mruz star in "Smudge."

calendar icon20 Apr 2016    

'Smudge' closes the UNL Theatrix season

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, the student run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will close its spring season with SMUDGE by Rachel Axler. It is a dark comedy that delves into the lives of expecting parents Colby played by Ciara Hergott and Nick played by Hunter Mruz. Please note that the show has mature themes.

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