Congrats to our SETC Students!

Earlier this month at the Southeastern Theatre Conference convention in Chattanooga, several UA Theatre & Dance students won big in design competitions, showcasing their skills, and UA Theatre & Dance all in one fantastic weekend! Katie Cook, Ed Pottoroff, and Emily Phillips all took home awards for placing in various graduate and undergraduate design competitions, after presenting their work over the semester helping to bring shows to stage.

Katie Cook, Ed Pottorff, and Emily Phillips holding their SETC awards.

Katie Cook, Ed Pottorff, and Emily Phillips holding their SETC awards.

















Katie was awarded 2nd place in the Graduate Scenic Design category for her work designing the look and set for our recent production of Eurydice. Way to go, Katie!


Katie, presenting her hard work.

Katie, presenting her vision.











A close up on the model for detail

A close up of her model for detail work.











Ed Pottorff was awarded Honorable Mention in the Graduate Lighting Design category, for his work in bringing our production of Merrily We Roll Along to stage.


Ed, hard at work, explaining his design choices.

Ed, hard at work, explaining his design choices.












Ed's light plot and supporting documentation. That's a ton!

Ed’s light plot and supporting documentation.














Lastly, Emily Phillips took home 2nd Place in Undergraduate Lighting Design for her fantastic design for Eurydice!

Emily giving us a winning smile with her presentation.

Emily giving us a winning smile with her presentation.












Emily's presentation and light plot

Emily’s presentation and light plot




















We’re so proud of all of our students who go to conferences and push themselves to be the best at what they do. We’re even more proud when someone else recognizes all the hard work that we know our students put in on a daily basis. For Katie, Ed, and Emily, these were some well-deserved awards for some long, arduous design work that show they’ll go far. Be sure to tell each of them congratulations if you see them! Remember, we’re always on the lookout for our students’ stories of success! Let us know if you or anyone you know in UA Theatre & Dance deserves to be recognized!

We’ve also got several awesome events coming your way soon! This Saturday, starting at 7 AM, we’ll be at the VA Hospital for the Hospice of West Alabama 5k that morning; come out, support a great cause, and register to run to keep that Spring Break shape! Why not relax later on Saturday from 6-7 PM at Black Warrior Brewing Company for “What’s on Tap?” as we present UA Theatre & Dance’s latest and greatest performers showing new and exciting works!

Whats on Tap Poster














Can’t make Saturday? Then come out Sunday to the UA Outdoor Pool for the Children’s Hands-On Museum Duck Derby in the pool from 2-5 PM, so come have fun, float some ducks, and enjoy this sunny weekend!













Not available this weekend at all? That’s a bummer, but we understand. Be sure to visit for ticketing to all of our upcoming shows, like UA Writes (April 6-12), Dance Alabama (April 7-11), 42nd Street (April 14-19), and our Dance Collection (April 24). Purchase your tickets now, as shows are already close to selling out!