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  • Faculty - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Center for Black Music Research and is co editor of the book series Profiles in Popular Music for Indiana University Press He currently serves as a Director at large on the American Musicological Society s Board of Directors Professor Magee became the Director of the School of Music in 2013 after serving for a year as interim Director Interview on The Uncrowned King of Swing Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz Interview on Irving Berlin s American Musical Theater How White Christmas Rose from Blah to Blockbuster ANNA W STENPORT Professor of Scandinavian Studies and of Germanic Languages and Literature Professor Anna W Stenport s research interests include modern European drama gender and performance studies environmental humanities and crossovers and affinities between stage screen and multimedia forms of representation ranging from silent cinema to digitality cultures She is the author of more than fifty articles and book chapters and an expert on Nordic drama film and media Her theatre related books include Locating August Strindberg s Prose Modernism Transnationalism Setting University of Toronto Press 2010 The International Strindberg New Critical Essays Northwestern University Press 2012 and Det gäckande könet Strindberg och genusteori The Elusive Gender Strindberg and Gender Theory Symposion 2006 ANDREA STEVENS Associate Professor English Theatre and Medieval Studies Specializing in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries Andrea Stevens is Associate Professor of English Theatre and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Her published research appears in such journals as English Literary Renaissance Theatre Notebook and Shakespeare Bulletin and in the essay collections Thunder at a Playhouse The Effects of Performance in the Theatres of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries and Shakespeare on the University Stage Her book Inventions of the Skin The Painted Body in Early English Drama 1400 1642 examines a crucial aspect of the visual field of the early modern stage the painted body of the actor Future planned monographs include Shakespeare and the Performance of the Commonplace and Caroline Metadrama Insider Theatre in England 1625 1642 she is also editing the tragedy The Fatal Contract 1639 for inclusion in a forthcoming New Anthology of Renaissance Drama Routledge 2019 For her undergraduate teaching Stevens recently received the LAS Lynn M Martin award for Distinguished Women Teachers 2014 2015 and the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching 2014 2015 CAROL SYMES Associate Professor History and Medieval Studies Dr Symes received her Ph D from Harvard and became a member of Actors Equity in the same year She also holds a B A from Yale an M Litt from Oxford and a Certificate in Stage Combat from the Society of British Fight Directors earned during professional training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Her first book A Common Stage Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras Cornell University Press 2007 has been awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association the John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America the David Pinkney Prize of the Society for

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  • Minor in Theatre - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    history and criticism and production acting design and technology courses The purpose is to expose undergraduate students to the field by reinforcing the integrated nature of theatre as a scholarly and aesthetic pursuit Students are required to take a core of fourteen required hours in courses that prepare them academically to understand the theoretic and historical basis of the art They then take a minimum of six hours of electives in two general areas History Criticism and Production Performance with at least one course from each area This ensures that every theatre minor has not only some choice of specialization but also a breadth of knowledge required of all theatre professionals A minor in Theatre requires a minimum of 20 hours in theatre courses It must include 14 hours of core courses plus a minimum of 6 hours of elective courses At least 6 hours must be advanced 300 or 400 level courses To be complete there must be a total of 20 course hours Students must officially declare the minor with their college after completing 30 hours of coursework The minor declaration process varies from college to college and it is up to the student to discuss with their advisor what their particular process entails Upon completion of meeting with their advisor students may then fill out a Statement of Intent form with the Theatre advisor and return it to the student s college IMPORTANT NOTE Please understand that theatre minors are not given priority registration for theatre courses and it may be difficult to complete a theatre minor on this campus without adequate planning and forethought All minors are encouraged to meet regularly with a theatre department advisor Admission to the Minor Admission will be by formal letter of intent submitted to the minor advisor Students must be

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  • Program News - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    roles society feels comfortable squishing her into how does she enact the width and breadth of her SELF through the works of one of the greatest artists the world has known and whose very modern day interpretations belie her worth and very existence how does she shift the paradigm or learn to live happily productively outside of it Read more Illinois Theatre Professors Creating New Work Daniel Sullivan Directs New David Auburn Play Swanlund Professor Daniel Sullivan Tony Award winning director and Swanlund professor Daniel Sullivan will direct David Auburn s new play Lost Lake in an Illinois Theatre production set to open February 5 for a seven performance run This inaugural year of The Sullivan Project curated by Prof Sullivan features the superb talents of Jake Weber Hogan and Opal Alladin Veronica The characters become acquainted when Veronica seeks respite from her urban existence in a vacation cabin owned by Hogan Auburn s play charts the journey of this uneasy friendship Playwright David Auburn We re honored and very excited to have Dave Auburn take a first look at his play in production here at Illinois Theatre Prof Sullivan said I would love to see the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign become a destination for the best writers in the country and Dave is certainly at the top of my list An earlier collaboration between Auburn and Prof Sullivan the production off and on Broadway of Proof resulted in Tony Awards for both of them and a Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Auburn Jake Weber Opal Alladin Professor Jeffrey Eric Jenkins producer of the project and Head of the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign said this is just the latest example of how Illinois Theatre nurtures creative work at the highest level even as we provide our students with tangible access to the professional process of new play production The creative team includes scenic designer Professor J Michael Griggs costume designer Professor Emeritus James Berton Harris lighting designer Professor Robert Perry and sound designer Bradford Chapin an MFA graduate of Level 21 training at Illinois The Sullivan Project is generously funded by the Swanlund Endowment the Anda Fund the Dasha Epstein New Production Fund and Friends of Illinois Theatre Michael Halberstam Theater Chicagoan of 2013 Congratulations to BFA almunus Michael Halberstam From Chris Jones in the Chicago Tribune Dec 27th 2013 Michael Halberstam the co founder and artistic director of Writers Theatre in Glencoe is ambitious likable and determined That trifecta of qualities rarer than you might think in artistic directors of non profit theaters goes a long way toward explaining how Writers raised 23 million during 2013 as of last week sufficient money to permanently change the face both of Chicago area theater and the village of Glencoe Read More Theater Chicagoan of 2013 Season 2013 2014 Illinois Theatre Announces the 2013 2014 Season Nine Parts of Desire by Heather Raffo Directed by Heather Raffo Closed The Tempest by William Shakespeare

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  • People - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Made Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions What We Create Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Join Us Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws Home Programs Acting Undergraduate Acting Graduate Acting Design Tech Management Scenic Design Scenic Technology Costume Design Costume Technology Lighting Design and Technology Sound Design Stage Management Theatre Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home People People Faculty and alumni of Illinois Theatre are

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  • Professor and Head - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Professor Peter Davis draws a direct line from that little known political satire to the 1735 press freedom trial of John Peter Zenger arguing that those events led eventually to the First Amendment of the U S Constitution Think of it the bedrock of freedom in American discourse influenced by a theatrical polemic Indeed Dr Davis makes the case that freedom of the press is a bulwark for the extra Constitutional corollary that today defends and defines all American art freedom of expression Twenty years ago burgeoning computer interconnectivity was popularly referred to as the information superhighway It was believed that new tools for gaining knowledge might speed us toward a newer more enlightened form of democracy Subsequent growth of the Internet the World Wide Web the blogosphere and all manner of social media have however rendered that imagined superhighway as a cacophony of information disinformation self promotion argument invective and cat videos How often is true insight shared How many hoaxes are exposed every day And how much public shaming is enough or too much Over the past couple of years the University of Illinois has found itself embroiled in controversy over what is appropriate expression in the digital public square When the university failed to cancel classes during a winter storm in 2014 a top administrator was vilified online in racist and sexist messages posted by students Always seeking a teachable moment Illinois faculty and staff elected to engage with the university community on the nature of civil discourse in an attempt to shift focus away from ad hominem attacks and onto finding appropriate modes for expressing dissent Several months later a newly hired faculty member was denied confirmation by the university based on vulgar communications in social media that one might despise as inappropriate and some have

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  • Alumni Updates - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home People Alumni Updates Jamie Fuller MFA Stage Management Jamie K Fuller MFA Stage Management is spending the 2015 2016 season with Minnesota Opera as an Assistant Stage Manager Nathan Alan Davis BFA Acting Nathan Alan Davis BFA Acting has had his play Dontrell Who Kissed the Sea selected for inclusion in the National New Play Network s 44th Rolling World Premieres William Missouri Downs MFA Acting William Missouri Downs MFA Acting has had his play Women Playing Hamlet selected for inclusion in the National New Play Network s 45th Rolling World Premieres Michael Filerman 1938 2014 Michael Filerman and Sue Murray at Homecoming in 2009 The Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is sorry to note the passing of a longtime Friend of Illinois Theatre Michael Fi lerman a graduate of Communications and one of the most successful producers in the history of primetime broadcast television Mr Filerman is best known for his work on such popular programs as Dallas Knots Landing Falcon Crest and other series He also produced more than a dozen television movies For the legit stage Mr Filerman produced many plays and musicals receiving eight Tony Award nominations and winning twice for The Norman Conquests 2009 and Porgy and Bess 2012 He also served as a producer on the current Broadway production of Cinderella Mr Filerman was a classmate at Illinois of Sue Divan Murray herself a veteran of University Theatre and continuing Friend of Illinois Theatre For those who had the opportunity to get acquainted with

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  • Faculty Biographies - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Tech Management Scenic Design Scenic Technology Costume Design Costume Technology Lighting Design and Technology Sound Design Stage Management Theatre Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home People Faculty Biographies Boesche John LEVEL 21 Media Design Display 5 10 15 20 25 30 50 100 All Anderson Robert ACTING Boesche John LEVEL 21 Media Design Bright Latrelle THEATRE STUDIES Ciofalo Terri Anne LEVEL 21 Stage Management Conlin Kathleen F ACTING Emerita Davis Peter A THEATRE STUDIES Dixon Lisa Gaye ACTING Donley Adriane Binky LEVEL 21 Props Faurant Nicole LEVEL 21 Costumes Fay Lisa THEATRE STUDIES COUNSELING CENTER García Regina LEVEL 21 Scene Design Griggs J Michael LEVEL 21 Scene Design Jenkins Jeffrey Eric

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  • Places - Illinois Theatre UIUC
    Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions What We Create Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Join Us Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws Home Programs Acting Undergraduate Acting Graduate Acting Design Tech Management Scenic Design Scenic Technology Costume Design Costume Technology Lighting Design and Technology Sound Design Stage Management Theatre Studies BFA Theatre Studies MA PhD MA in Theatre PhD in Theatre History Faculty Minor in Theatre Program News People Professor and Head Alumni Updates Faculty Biographies Places Theatres Tryon Festival Studio Theatre Foellinger Great Hall Colwell Playhouse Armory Free Theatre Amphitheatre Studio and Shops Scenic and Props Lighting Video Acting Dance Costumes Makeup The City Productions Upcoming Productions Past Productions Armory Free Theatre Summer Studio 2012 2013 2011 2012 2010 2011 2009 2010 2008 2009 2007 2008 2006 2007 2005 2006 2004 2005 Apply Contact Us Graduate Undergraduate Policies Bylaws You are here Home Places Places The Department of Theatre housed in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is

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