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Megan Rabuse

Megan Rabuse stars in online musical production

Dec. 2, 2020 | Human Resources: The Musical

Megan Rabuse (B.A., Theatre & Dance, 2019) stars in new online production titled Human Resources: The Musical. The work is an internet-based livestream through Zoom and YouTube. Photo courtesy of Human Resources: The Musical

Clare Croft

Clare Croft awarded prize for her work in dance research

Nov. 23, 2020 | Dance Studies Association

Clare Croft (Ph.D., Theatre, 2010) has been awarded the 2020 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for excellence in dance research from the Dance Studies Association, the leading organization in dance studies research. Croft’s work, “Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings,” was commended by the award committee for its boldness in demonstrating and embodying the generative potential of coalitional and collaborative Dance Studies work on queer dance.

Nicole Oglesby

Group of Theatre and Dance alumni collaborate on new radio play

Aug. 31, 2020 | Heartland Theatre Collective

A group of alumni from the Department of Theatre and Dance collaborated recently on a new radio play. The creative team for Passage, a radio play by The Heartland Theatre Collective, includes Nicole Oglesby (B.A., Theatre, 2016), playwright and producer, directors Marian Kansas (B.A., Theatre, 2016) and Rosalind Faires (B.A., Theatre, 2015) and writer/performer Will Douglas.

Gennifer Joe

Gennifer Joe new dance artist for Tapestry Dance Company

Aug. 10, 2020 | Tapestry Dance Company

Gennifer Joe (B.F.A., Dance, 2019) was contracted as a paid dance artist with Tapestry Dance Company in Austin, Texas for their 2020-2021 season. Photo by Bianca Buentello

Veronica Boccardo

Veronica Boccardo cast as lead actress in debut acting role

Aug. 10, 2020 | Amazon

Veronica Boccardo (B.F.A., Dance, 2017) was cast as the lead actress in her first debut acting work in the short dance film, Ms. Anita. The film has been selected to be streamed as part of the Amazon Prime video platform this year and has won awards at the Accolade Global Film Competition, The IndieFest Film Awards, the 53rd World-fest Houston International Film Festival and the Lift-off Global Network in London and Sydney. The film has been selected for the Lake Travis Film Festival. Photo by Aditya Ali

Andrew Rodriguez

Andrew Rodriguez featured in streaming production from Actors Theatre of Louisville

April 3, 2020 | Professional Training Company

Andrew Rodriguez (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2019) will be a featured member of the 2019-2020 Professional Training Company for the play Are You There? This production depicts how technology has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other and can be streamed from the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays. Photo by Jonathan Roberts

Robert Di Donato

Robert Di Donato to be part of festival lineup

March 4, 2020 | The Fusebox Festival

Robert Di Donato (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2016) helped create the performance collective Frank W/Men Collective and has been selected to be part of The Fusebox Festival 2020 lineup. Photo by Alex Masi

Rachel Anne Steinkamp becomes book lead for Pixelberry Studios

Jan. 27, 2020 | Pixelberry Studios

Rachel Anne Steinkamp (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2015) led the completion of the Regency romance trilogy, Desire & Decorum, for Choices by Pixelberry Studios as the team’s book lead. 

Bill Green

Bill Green plays roles in Shakespeare productions

Jan. 27, 2020

Bill Green (B.F.A., Drama, 1950) played The Ghost in a production of Hamlet and more recently, the Porter in Macbeth. Green is also a member of The Drilling Company, an off-Broadway theater company.