Award winning playwright Moisés Kaufman to serve as UNT artist-in-residence

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 09:54

DENTON (UNT), Texas - Award-winning playwright and director Moisés Kaufman will serve as 2017-18 artist-in-residence for the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at UNT, bringing in the collaborative process that he created for such plays as 'The Laramie Project.'

Kaufman will visit UNT Jan. 16-27 and April 2-13, with a public reception scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 (Friday) at UNT on the Square.

He will work with students in the ...

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UNT Theatre to open 'Fabulation' this weekend

University of North Texas Dance and Theatre Arts opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's Fabulation this weekend.

In Fabulation, Undine Barnes Calles returns to the poor, childhood home in Brooklyn she swore off 14 years ago. Things were going well for Calles. She'd gotten a degree from Dartmouth, and started a successful career. Her shiny new life is turned upside down when her husband is caught embezzling and the couple - who is expecting a baby - is bankrupt..

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 12 -Oct. 14, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14...

UNT student wins international award

Sat, Jul 23, 2016 - 3:55pm

A University of North Texas student won a student playwriting award.

Jacob Sampson, a UNT senior, won the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Award and DAMU Contest for the U.S. Students of Drama and Performance Studies.

Sampson wrote a play with a theme inspired by the works of Havel, a playwright, human rights activist and Czech Republic president from 1989 to 1992.

The contest rules required applicants to make use of an artificial language Havel created in his 1965 play, The Memorandum.

Sampson will travel to Czech Republic for two weeks in November.

Theater faculty at the Academy...

UNT grad’s drama imagines cruel grip of Alzheimer’s

Sat, Jul 9, 2016 - 4:09pm

By Lucinda Breeding

University of North Texas graduate Duran Lucio dreamed up Dragon in an upper-level theater class last spring.

The assignment was for the class to break into groups and write a 10-minute scene of non-realistic theater. Professor Sally Vahle told her class the projects could play with the markers of typical realism — time, setting, language and character.

Lucio proposed a scene inspired by his grandmother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

“The disease of Alzheimer’s kind of warps their reality,” Lucio said. “I took that as an inspiration to do a 10-minute piece...

UNT grad lands role in Oprah show

Sat, Jun 25, 2016 - 3:56pm

A University of North Texas graduate has a role on Oprah Winfrey’s latest television venture, Greenleaf.

Kedrick Brown, the UNT alumnus, plays Breezy Jones in Greenleaf, a television drama about an unscrupulous Greenleaf family and their Memphis, Tennessee megachurch.

The show premiered on Tuesday on OWN and stars Keith David Lynn Whitfield and Merle Dandridge.

Most recently, Brown appeared on the award-winning ABC series, American Crime and STARZ series Survivors Remorse. Brown is an actor and dancer, and was seen last on stage...