theatre and film studies

“Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era”

Posted 4 weeks 16 hours ago
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A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today:

The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and media studies; and Rielle Navitski, assistant professor of film studies. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts, will moderate the...

UGA Theatre presents DETROIT

Posted 1 month 2 days ago
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Directed by professor George Contini, UGA Theatre presents Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit, in which an all-American backyard barbeque turns into a menacing affair when mysterious new neighbors upend the lives of an average couple, beginning this weekend:

Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit examines the American state of mind – the obsessiveness of our deep ontological need to define who we are in terms of position, class, consumption, race, and gender roles. D’Amour’s characters all suffer from classic existential angst. They’ve lost sight of what it means to “be in the world” because the world has...

Kudos, January 2018

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago
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Congratulations on the many recent honors and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni of the Franklin College and our colleagues around the university:

The University of Georgia observed its anniversary as the birthplace of public higher education in America during the week of Jan. 22-26, and the UGA Alumni Association celebrated the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 16th annual Founders Day Lecture Jan. 22 presented by J. Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences.


Amazing Student: Lukas Woodyard

Posted 4 months 5 days ago
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International dramaturg while still just a junior, triple major Lukas Woodyard (theatre, English, comparative literature) shows why the A.B. degree is a key component of self-discovery for many UGA students:

At UGA, all my achievements and highlights involved my activities with the theatre department. I have been highly involved since I first stepped into this department. As a freshman, I was involved in a few productions such as UGA Theatre’s “Mrs. Packard” and Thalian Blackfriars’ “Middletown” and “Good Boys and True.” I became theatre ambassador in the same year as well and began...

UGA Theatre presents "Cabaret"

Posted 4 months 1 week ago
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The Tony Award-winning musical detailing the lives of an aspiring novelist and a wannabe starlet looking for love in 1920’s Berlin under the rising shadow of Nazism, "Cabaret" continues through this weekend at the Fine Arts Theatre:

Based on Christopher Isherwood’s semi-autobiographical novella "Sally Bowles," Cabaret creates a chilling portrait of life in Germany under the rising shadow of Nazism. The vibrant characters, including the sensitive ex-patriate British writer Cliff and the beguiling, free-spirited British Cabaret singer Sally Bowles, become increasingly entangled in...