Amanda Rose Villarreal

Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Rose Villarreal, PhD

Dec. 1, 2021

Amanda Rose Villarreal came to CU Boulder’s Theatre and Performance Studies PhD program with a decade of teaching and immersive performance experience. During her coursework in this program, she began to develop new approaches to her work both in the classroom and in performance, fueling her dissertation research. While at...

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Students, staff and faculty honored for diversity efforts

Nov. 29, 2021

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Alumni Spotlight: Philip Williams

Nov. 29, 2021

My play "Dark Twist" has been published by Next Stage Press. "The Sugar Ridge Rag" will be produced by the LAB Theater Project of Tampa, Florida, April 28-May 15, 2022. Since graduation I have written over fifty plays of various length ranging from one-minute to full-length, including "Can't Live Without...

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Rigorous skill-building is just the first act for theatre and dance students

Nov. 19, 2021

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Whole Herd of Buffs!

Nov. 19, 2021

The CU Department of Theatre & Dance had a super strong showing at the American Society for Theatre Research in San Diego from October 21-24th. Several recent alumni attended, including Jashodhara Sen (currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida) and Amanda Rose Villarreal (Assistant Professor at California...

Casey Lloyd Empowers Actors

Casey Lloyd Empowers Actors Podcast

Nov. 2, 2021

Hello CU Theatre Department! This Wednesday morning on November 3rd I'll be releasing a motivation and mindset podcast for actors! It's a project that I've held close to my heart for several years now. You may listen to the podcast on my website or wherever you currently listen to podcasts...

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Kaidan+: an inside look

Nov. 1, 2021

The CU Boulder Theatre & Dance department graduate programs have come together to bring Kaidan+ to the University Theater stage this weekend! Over the past six weeks, Theatre and Performance Studies PhD candidate Heather Kelley and Dance MFA student James Nguyen have been assisting the department’s production of seven different...

Heather Kelley

Graduate Student Heather Kelley Wins Grant & Research Award

Oct. 1, 2021

Congratulations to PhD student Heather Kelley, who recently received a Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) Travel Grant and Eaton Graduate Student Research Award in support of her paper, “The Ghost at the Top of the Stairs: Apparitions of Trauma and White Supremacy in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate .” She'll be...

Ben Stasny

Graduate Student Ben Stasny opens Climate Cabaret as Artistic Director

Sept. 28, 2021

The Theatre & Dance department’s production of Climate Cabaret: A cabaret of short plays and songs on climate runs from September 24th to October 3rd. In collaboration with Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 in New York City, Artistic Director and M.A. Student Ben Stasny has assembled a team of faculty...

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‘Climate Cabaret’ hopes to give audiences ‘simple, actionable solutions’ to combat the climate crisis

Sept. 23, 2021