UA Troupe makes Shakespeare Characters Approachable

From The Crimson White: The University’s version of “Othello” turns the stage into a gigantic mood ring. It happens amidst a canopy of curtains and veils that melt from blue to green to scarlet to black, tracking the emotional shifts in the greatest soap opera of all time. This is good, because for us non-English majors, […]

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Student Finds Dedication, Passion in Dance Department

From The Crimson White: For Ashley Volner, creative movement was her first language. Dance is a way of expressing herself that extended beyond a hobby or extracurricular activity. “Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that [dance] was the only way I was going to live life,” Volner said. “A lot of people, when […]

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Shakespeare’s OTHELLO Comes to UA

From The Tuscaloosa News: Othello, Desdemona and Iago take to the Marian Gallaway Theatre stage in the University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “Othello,” one of William Shakespeare’s major tragedies. “The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice,” to give its full, rarely used title, was probably written in 1603. It revolves […]

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UATD Presents Shakespeare Tragedy OTHELLO

From AL.COM: The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance department will premiere William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy” Othello” on Feb. 18. The classic tale features themes of jealousy, love, betrayal, temptation, murder and racism. “This production will be singularly theatrical, using dance, movement, and broad design strokes to fully explore the nightmarish world of the play: a dark marriage mating the […]

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Alumni: Stephen Tyrone Williams on Broadway

From Entertainment Weekly: It’s hard to believe that Tom Hanks has never been on Broadway before. But the two-time Oscar winner will make his debut this spring in Lucky Guy, a new play by Nora Ephron, the late writer-director of two of his biggest box office hits (Sleepless in Seattleand You’ve Got Mail). And this is no […]

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UATD Show Features Lighthearted Adult Humor

From the Crimson White: The UA Department of Theatre and Dance will commence its spring season with “Design for a Living,” a comedic tale of a romantic ménage a trois written by British playwright Noel Coward. The University’s rendition of the show is directed by UATD graduate student Jimmy Kontos. “Design for a Living” is set […]

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DESIGN FOR LIVING Hits the Allen Bales Stage

From The Tuscaloosa News: “Design for Living,” Noel Coward’s love-triangle comedy once deemed too hot for the London stage, will open Monday in the Allen Bales Theatre, Rowand-Johnson Hall on the University of Alabama campus. UA’s spring season starts with the British playwright’s once-unconventional play about a ménage à trois involving Otto, Leo and Gilda, the […]

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Birmingham365: DESIGN FOR LIVING

From Birmingham365: The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance (UATD) launches its spring season with British playwright Noël Coward’s comedic tale of a ménage à trois involving Otto, Leo and Gilda- the woman they both love. The trio decides to break the conventional moral codes of society until an English art dealer named Ernest forces […]

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UATD Faculty and Peabody Grad Stars in “Beauty and the Beast”

From The Baltimore Sun: When William A. Martin arrived at the Peabody Institute to work on a master’s degree in 2001, he was of two minds, thinking about a performance career and a teaching one. You could say he was also of two voices. Read the rest of this article

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UA Theatre to Premiere Comedy DESIGN FOR LIVING

From AL.COM: The University of Alabama Theatre and Dance department is ready to kick off its 2013 season with a play by British playwrightNoel Coward. “Design for Living” is a British comedy about a complicated three-way romance between Otto and Leo and the object of their desires, Gilda. Read the rest of this article

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