Alumni in the News

Alumni in the News

Andrew Aaron Valdez Named Cleveland Public Theatre Premiere Fellow

Monday, May 20, 2019   |  Cleveland Public Theatre

Andrew Aaron Valdez (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2017) has been named one of Cleveland Public Theatre's 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows. The Fellowship includes a cash award, with additional funds available for projects, professional development and access to space, equipment and other assets.

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Jacqueline Lawton's play "Edges of Time" to premiere at PlayMakers Repertory Company

Tuesday, March 26, 2019   |  PlayMakers Repertory Company

Jacqueline Lawton (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2003), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has researched, developed, and presented a staged reading of her play Edges of Time, which will premiere at PlayMakers Repertory Company. This one woman show is about the life and times of Marvel Cooke, a pioneering journalist and activist, who was the first African-American woman writer to work for a mainstream newspaper. The play will run from Apr. 29–May 3, 2020. Photo by Jason Hornick. 

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