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Stay in the know about upcoming performances, key dates and learn about program accolades from the University of South Carolina's award-winning theatre program.

A Piece of My Heart  |  March 1-4, 2018

A Piece of My Heart | March 1-4, 2018

Called "the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation," Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart" is a deeply affecting portrayal of the wartime service of six female veterans.

MFA Actor Solo Shows

MFA Actor Solo Shows

Our second-year MFA Actors will present original solo works February 18-20, 2018.

Resident Success: A Q&A With Film Actor & MFA Alum Daniel Hill

Resident Success: A Q&A With Film Actor & MFA Alum Daniel Hill

MFA Alum Daniel Hill ('11) tells us about his professional acting career and his new recurring character role on Fox's "The Resident."

The Crucible  |  February 2-10, 2018

The Crucible | February 2-10, 2018

Arthur Miller's timeless parable of intolerance and injustice comes to Longstreet Theatre February 2-10, 2018.

Costume Design Professor Wins Chicago Jeff Award

Costume Design Professor Wins Chicago Jeff Award

Assistant Professor Kristy Hall has been awarded a Best Costume Design award for her designs on the show "Pygmalion."

Movement Professor Presents at Freedom to Act Conference

Movement Professor Presents at Freedom to Act Conference

Associate Professor Sarah Barker will lead a workshop called "Listen, Expand, Renew" at the national conference of Alexander Technique practitioners.

SPEECH & DEBATE at the Lab Theatre

SPEECH & DEBATE at the Lab Theatre

Stephen Karam's hit dark comedy runs at the Lab Theatre November 9-12.

CPE Features Two Productions in Alternating Repertory

CPE Features Two Productions in Alternating Repertory

Featured will be Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, a drama about astronomy pioneer Henrietta Leavitt, and 10X3, a presentation of ten-minute plays.

THE BALD SOPRANO at the Lab Theatre

THE BALD SOPRANO at the Lab Theatre

Eugène Ionesco's absurdist masterpiece comes to the Lab Theatre April 20-23.

ANIMAL FARM at Drayton Hall Theatre

ANIMAL FARM at Drayton Hall Theatre

Sir Peter Hall's acclaimed, music-filled stage adaptation of the classic George Orwell novel plays at Drayton Hall Theatre April 14-22.

Professor Named VP of National Theatre Accreditation Organization

Professor Named VP of National Theatre Accreditation Organization

Professor Jim Hunter has been announced as the Vice-President/President-Elect of NAST, the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

UofSC-Developed Play

UofSC-Developed Play "Grounded" Tours

A production of "Grounded," which premiered at UofSC in October, performs at Trustus Theatre in Columbia, plus other national destinations.

An Interview with Jeremy Skidmore, Director of

An Interview with Jeremy Skidmore, Director of "Mr. Burns"

The guest director of "Mr. Burns, a post-electric play" sat down for a Q&A about his approach to directing the massive production.

BALANCE at the Center for Performance Experiment

BALANCE at the Center for Performance Experiment

An original play written by Professors Steven Pearson and Robyn Hunt, BALANCE is the third in a trilogy of "riffs" on the works of Chekhov.

OUTLAW SONG at the Lab Theatre

OUTLAW SONG at the Lab Theatre

The Lab Theatre premieres this outlandish original comedy, written and directed by MA candidate Ryan Stevens, February 23-26.

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Longstreet Theatre

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Longstreet Theatre

Anne Washburn's critically-acclaimed, apocalyptic comedy runs February 17-25 at Longstreet Theatre.

Department of Theatre and Dance Joins Nationwide

Department of Theatre and Dance Joins Nationwide "Ghostlight Project"

We will be joining artists around the country in standing up against intolerance at a ceremony to be held in Longstreet Theatre, January 19 at 5:30pm.

Meet Midsummer's Four-Legged Wonder

Meet Midsummer's Four-Legged Wonder

Among a large cast of stellar talents, one star of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" stands heads...and tails...above the rest.

Professor Lisa Martin-Stuart's Next Act

Professor Lisa Martin-Stuart's Next Act

Q&A with Professor and Department Chair Lisa Martin-Stuart, who will leave the University after a 24-year career at the end of June.

Costume Design Alum's Work is

Costume Design Alum's Work is "Live From New York!"

Costume Design Alum Sean Smith is making a name for himself in NYC one SATURDAY NIGHT (LIVE) at a time, and tells us all about working for the legendary TV comedy's 41st season.

Voice Acting Students Bring Comic Art to Life

Voice Acting Students Bring Comic Art to Life

Assoc. Prof. Erica Tobolski's THEA 440 class was busy in the studio this spring, giving voice to original manga created by UofSC Media Arts students.

Q&A with MFA Acting Alum James Costello

Q&A with MFA Acting Alum James Costello

We hear from MFA Alum James Costello ('15) about his new play "H + T in P" and what he's been up to since graduating!

Now Scheduling Auditions for Next MFA Acting Class

Private Auditions will be held in January/February in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Columbia, SC

Theatre Professor Brings New Appreciation to Classic Course

UofSC Associate Professor Peter Duffy has made it his mission to give students a firsthand understanding of the theatre arts, and his unique methods are giving new energy to a traditional survey course.

Play by Theatre Grad Student Gets Published

First-year MA student Ryan Stevens' original full-length, PLAYER KING, was picked up by British publisher Stagescripts, LTD.

 

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