A&S in the News: August 26-September 1, 2018

State Parks

In Alabama State Parks, a show about the boys who built themAmerican Theatre

Wherever director Annie G. Levy goes, she finds a favorite tree. It’s a game she’s played since she was young—“such an only child thing,” Levy modestly chuckles. So when Levy—a thrice-degreed, Ivy-groomed Manhattanite—left her faculty position at Pace University to lead the MFA Directing program at The University of Alabama, she was sure to find a favorite tree in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Luckily, there were many trees to choose from. To some, Levy’s journey could seem reminiscent of the premise behind the 1990s television show “Northern Exposure,” a fish-out-of-water setup where a Jewish Columbia grad disembarks from the comfort of America’s biggest city for something more rural. What Levy found was a community of artists, students, and collaborators who care about theatre just as much as they care about “Roll Tide” football. She also found an opportunity to revive and tour a show in a state where the themes are wildly relevant.

125 Years of Women

‘125 Years of Women’ celebration continuesCrimson White – Aug. 27

The year 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women enrolling at The University of Alabama. Judy Bonner, Autherine Lucy Foster and Julia Tutwiler are three examples of impactful women who’ve come from this University.


NSF invests in research to help disrupt operations of illicit supply networksNational Science Foundation – Aug. 28

Networks that illegally traffic in everything from people and opioids to human organs and nuclear material pose threats to U.S. health, prosperity and security. Nine new awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will advance the scientific understanding of how such illicit supply networks function — and how to dismantle them … Below are the nine new projects being funded, along with the principal investigators and awardee organizations … Anticipatory interdiction in narco-trafficking networks, Nicholas Magliocca, University of Alabama.
Imperial Valley News – Aug. 30
Forensic Mag – Aug. 30

“Separate and Equal”

Review: UA play ties brings past to present dayCrimson White – Aug. 30

“Separate and Equal,” a play written by two UA professors, debuted at the Marian Gallaway Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 28.  The play, which West Alabama residents can view before its premiere in NYC, challenges the audience’s comfortability with its intimate atmosphere and dauntless approach to modern and historical racial inequality.

Labor Day Weekend

Five things to do over Labor Day weekendTuscaloosa News – Aug. 31

No. 3: Friday will be your last chance to see a play that will soon move to off-Broadway in New York City. “Separate and Equal” is a new play written and directed by University of Alabama acting professor Seth Panitch.

Native American Artifacts

Native American exhibit to be displayedSand Mountain Reporter – Aug. 31

Many artifacts were recovered, identified and subsequently housed with The University of Alabama’s artifact repository located at Moundville, Alabama. Some of these will be on exhibit at the Guntersville Museum Sept. 13 through Oct. 31. William B. Allen, archeology collections manager, will curate the exhibit and will select a sampling of items recovered from Henry Island, McKee Island and Gunter’s Landing mound sites. Most of the artifacts date from around 300 A.D to the 18th Century.