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calendar icon11 Dec 2015    

UNL's Johnny Carson School playwrights selected for festival

Lincoln, Neb.--Two student playwrights from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film have been selected to participate in the Region V Festival 48 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Playwriting Program January 17-23, 2016, at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota.
 

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Michael Barth and Emma Fisher in "Mary's Wedding." Courtesy photo.

calendar icon23 Nov 2015    

Theatrix concludes Fall season with 'Mary's Wedding'

Lincoln, Neb.--Theatrix, a student-run theatre company within the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will conclude its Fall season with "Mary's Wedding" by Stephen Massicotte.

Dustin Mosko, a second-year MFA directing student and Theatrix’s artistic director, will be directing the play.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo by Doug Smith. Back: L-R Shade Ingraham and Hunter Mruz Front: L-R Becca Hess, Nick Prior, Abbie Austin, Desiree Bartels

calendar icon30 Oct 2015    

Carson School presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film continues its 2015-2016 theatre season with "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Performances are Nov. 12-14 and 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Howell Theatre.

Tickets are $18 regular, $16 faculty/staff/seniors and $12 for students and are available in advance from the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231 or one hour prior to curtain in the Temple Lobby. Tickets may also be purchased online at https://go.unl.edu/theatretix.

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Carson School alumnus David Tousley is an assistant set designer on the new stage production of "Frozen" at Disney's California Adventure theme park. The production opens next summer.

calendar icon30 Oct 2015    

Carson School alumnus Tousley is an assistant set designer for new Disney 'Frozen' production

Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumnus David Tousley (M.F.A. 2015), is an assistant set designer on the new stage production of “Frozen,” which opens next summer at the Hyperion Theatre at Disney’s California Adventure theme park.

He began working on the project last spring after making an earlier connection with designer Robert Brill.

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Nebraska Masquers presents Temple of Terror Oct. 29-31.

calendar icon27 Oct 2015    

Nebraska Masquers presents Temple of Terror haunted house

Lincoln, Neb.--Nebraska Masquers, an RSO of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will produce its annual Temple of Terror haunted house. Temple of Terror: Nightmare on R Street will be open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.

Tickets are $5 per person, or $3 per person if you are with a group of five or more people. Temple of Terror: Nightmare on R Street will lead visitors on a tour of the rooms and theaters located on the third floor of the Temple Building on UNL's city campus. The Temple Building is located at 12th and R St.

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"The Winding Stream" celebrates a country music dynasty—the Carter and Cash family. Beth Harrington

calendar icon16 Oct 2015    

Filmmaker Beth Harrington to attend screening of "The Winding Stream" at the Ross

Lincoln, Neb.--This deftly crafted documentary, "The Winding Stream," opening at The Ross on Friday, Oct. 30, celebrates a country music dynasty — the Carter and Cash family.
 
The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase presents Beth Harrington, director of "The Winding Stream," who will be appearing at the 7:30 p.m. opening night screening on Friday, Oct. 30 for a Q&A with the audience following the screening.
 

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Alexander Jeffery (left) and Paul Petersen accept the $50,000 cash prize as the grand prize winner of the Louisiana Film Prize for their film, "The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy."

calendar icon12 Oct 2015    

Carson School alumnus Jeffery wins Louisiana Film Prize

Lincoln, Neb.--“The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy,” a short film directed and produced by Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumnus Alexander Jeffery received $50,000 as the grand prize winner of the Louisiana Film Prize.

Twenty filmmaker finalists competed for the cash prize for a 15-minute film. According to founder Gregory Kallenberg, it’s the largest award for a short film in the world.

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Paul Steger

calendar icon06 Oct 2015    

Steger to step down as director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film

Lincoln, Neb.—Paul Steger announced on Monday that he will be stepping down as Director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, effective June 30, 2016, and will return to the faculty next Fall.

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Applications for the Nebraska Young Artist Awards are being accepted through Dec. 11.

calendar icon02 Oct 2015    

High school juniors invited to apply for Nebraska Young Artist Awards

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking applications for the 19th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

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

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"Dancing at Lughnasa" opens Oct. 8 in the Studio Theatre. Brenna Hill rehearses a scene from "Dancing at Lughnasa," which opens Oct. 8. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon23 Sep 2015    

University Theatre opens season with "Dancing at Lughnasa"

Lincoln, Neb.--University Theatre opens its 2015-2016 in October with Brian Friel’s “Dancing at Lughnasa.”
    
Performances are Oct. 8-9 and 13-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located on the first floor of the Temple Building.

Director Laura Lippman describes “Dancing at Lughnasa” as a “memory play,” told through the narrator, Michael, who was once a part of the world he describes, but has since escaped.

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