Department of Theatre and Dance

Panitch Wins Burnum Award

From the May 2014 Desktop News | Following his passion for acting has led Seth Panitch, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, to interesting places, from the stages of New York to Cuba and beyond. The zeal he brings to teaching has done the same. In recognition of his work, he was […]

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UA in Prestigious Shakespeare Festivals

From the April 2014 Desktop News | Nicholas Burroughs is an actor with a plan. Burroughs, a senior majoring in musical theatre, has been invited to perform at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival after he graduates in May. “I feel extremely honored to be working with such a famous theatre,” said Burroughs, a native […]

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Dance Involves Sculptor and Musician

From the March 2014 Desktop News | Associate Professor of Dance Sarah M. Barry teamed up with a musician and sculptor for the spring production of Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, the College’s pre-professional dance company. Scott O’Toole, a graduate student in the School of Music, provided original live music for the dance, named “aeolian,” while […]

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Collaborama Event Highlights Writing, Dance, Arts

Charlotte Olson, a junior dance major from Jasper, Ind., wrote the winning entry in this fall’s “Class with the Dean” social media contest, which asked students to tell the dean about their favorite class in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bob Olin accompanied Olson to Associate Professor Sarah Barry’s undergraduate choreography class in […]

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Two A&S Professors Honored for Their Teaching

Two College professors are among The University of Alabama National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award recipients, the University’s highest honor for excellence in teaching. Sarah Barry, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Dr. James McNaughton, assistant professor in the Department of English, are two of the 2013 recipients. Barry […]

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Friends and Family Honor Ed Williams with Theatre Scholarship

Gifts of more than $32,000 from the friends and family of Dr. Edmond Williams have established The Ed Williams Endowed Scholarship in Theatre. The fund will support scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in theatre. Williams, of Tuscaloosa, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1967 and master’s degree in 1968 from The University of Alabama and his […]

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Alumni Bring Talent to the Stage and Screen

The College’s Department of Theatre and Dance and School of Music have long received regional and national acclaim for the talented performers they produce. Three young alumni—Jake Boyd, Katie Burton, and Krista Adams Santilli—through their work on both the stage and the screen are enhancing that reputation. Jake Boyd (musical theatre, 2010) A Tuscaloosa native […]

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Dancers Perform in Fall Showcase

Fall 2013 ARDT performance bound to wow any audience UA’s Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre takes the stage again this week with its fall performance. Pre-professional dance students show off their immense talent in pieces ranging in styles and genres. Opening with a pas de deux from traditional ballet and closing with an experimental, performance-art style piece, […]

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Alabama-Cuba Initiative Goes to New York City

From the July 2013 Desktop News | Actors and dancers from The University of Alabama and the Cuban El Instituto Superior de Arte are “on the road” this summer performing in “Alcestis Ascending,” written and produced by Associate Professor Seth Panitch of the Department of Theatre and Dance.  The actors are performing the play this month off-off […]

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