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Thu, 04/21/2022 - 11:20am
The Excellence-in-Teaching Award was established by the Graduate School to recognize those students who have demonstrated superior teaching skills and have contributed to teaching beyond their own classroom responsibilities, making a significant contribution to the instructional mission of the university. Three of the five 2022 Graduate Student Excellence-in-Teaching awards went to Franklin College students: Elise Robinson is a Ph.D. candidate…
Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:50am
The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents a Cinema Roundtable."New French Cinema: Beyond Borders - French Women Filmmakers and Global Perspectives," Friday November 5 at noon. Advance registration for the event, which will be conducted via Zoom webinar, is required and available here. The event is part of the Spotlight on Arts Festival and also part of France-Atlanta 2021, an annual series of high-caliber events, centered on innovation…
Tue, 11/02/2021 - 3:14pm
UGA Theatre presents “Rent,” with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, directed by Brandon LaReau, part of the University of Georgia’s Spotlight on the Arts festival. Performances will be held in the Fine Arts Theatre Nov. 4-5 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 or $12 for students, and can be purchased at ugatheatre.com, by phone at 706-542-4400 or in person at the Performing Arts Center. Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-…
Mon, 06/21/2021 - 11:34am
Our colleagues in the Office of Research share the story of a successful year for theater at the University of Georgia. The Department of Theatre and Film Studies and its associated student theater organizations produced over 30 shows, each unlike anything seen before at UGA. Productions ranged from self-taped musical cabarets to live-streamed comedy shows, to multimedia explorations of current events, and featured the work of dozens, even…
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 3:31pm
UGA Theatre presents The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines by Don Nigro, April 19-21, via livestream: A metaphysical and metatheatrical romp of rebellion and reimagined classics. Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines explores the lived experiences of two of Shakespeare's famous female characters and two actresses who have embodied them onstage. This humorous and intimate testimony reveals what Shakespeare left out of his immortal text and why…
Thu, 11/05/2020 - 1:43pm
The University of Georgia's Spotlight on the Arts festival returns for its ninth year with dozens of virtual events and exhibitions in the visual, literary, and performing arts through Nov. 20. Highlights of this year's 17-day festival include performances from Grammy-winning singer Kathy Mattea, multimedia work presented by UGA Theatre, the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame keynote address, and several exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art and…
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:23am
Vanity Fair, Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the 1848 William Makepeace Thackeray novel, directed by David Saltz, takes the Cellar Theatre stage of the Fine Arts Building Feb. 25-29 at 8 p.m., and March 1 at 2:30 p.m.: In Vanity Fair, two women—one born into privilege, another from the streets—attempt to navigate a society that punishes them for every misstep. Clever Becky Sharp is not afraid to break the rules; soft-hearted Amelia Sedley is too…
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 9:50am
The many great Franklin College stories of 2019 create a vibrant image of ongoing excellence at every level. Our faculty, students and staff are leading the University of Georgia in its most dynamic era yet. From TED Fellows to Guggenheim Fellowships, imaginative research and teaching draw out the best in our students. Our colleagues provided elegant expression to the fire at Notre Dame de Paris and the death of Toni Morrison, cultural tragedies…
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:30am
In a new partnership between the University of Georgia, the Georgia Film Academy and Pinewood Forest, the new community in Fayetteville, Georgia, located adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Franklin College of Arts and Sciences have created a Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media program:  The program is the first of its kind in Georgia, with students taking…
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 11:17am
Beginning this Friday, November 8, the first-of-its-kind endeavor, By Our Hands – a cross-institutional theatrical experience between Spelman College, the University of Georgia, librarians, archivists, students, professionals, incarcerated individuals, and community partners – takes the Fine Arts theatre stage. The Georgia Incarceration Performance Project incorporates scenes directly from Georgia history to negotiate our relationship with…
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 1:18pm
Cue the dragons, demons, and orcs as UGA Theatre presents Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters,” directed by T. Anthony Marotta, October 3–5, 8–11 at 8 p.m. and October 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building: the core of the story centers on high school teacher Agnes and her quest to find a meaningful connection with her recently-deceased sister Tilly. After a car accident claims the of lives of her family, Agnes dives…
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 8:53am
Hannah Fordham, a third-year student from Statesboro, came to the University of Georgia expecting to major in engineering. But the high school percussionist missed missed performing so she added a theater major, started taking acting classes and then discovered set design—where her passion for the arts could draw on her engineering skills: “Engineering helps me think about things from a practical standpoint,” she said. “Set designers will have…
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 10:26am
Associate professor of theatre and French Emily Sahakian integrates her work on campus with community partnerships that include a mentorship program at local high schools, an after-school theatre program at a middle school, and workshops at local nonprofit organizations: As part of the Experience UGA program, I worked with high school teacher Ashley Goodrich and Claire Coenen of the Office of Service-Learning to concoct an ambitious plan to…
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:11am
2019 Josiah Meigs Teaching Professor George Contini is a creative inspiration to the students engaged in performance at all levels, exemplifying the scholarship of artistic training and the pursuit of excellence that sends so many on to professional careers on stage and screen: “Whether I am working with undergrads on fundamental technique or graduates on advanced theory, I consider each student encounter a creative collaboration,” Contini said…
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:00am
“It’s pronounced ‘Fronkensteen.’ ” Is it? Find out beginning tonight as UGA Theatre presents its final production of the 2018-2019 season: Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan.  The production is directed by professor George Contini and co-directed by alumnus John Terry. Performances will take place April 5-6 and 10-13 at 8 p.m. and April 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre at 255 Baldwin St. Tickets are $16 or $12 for…
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:34am
UGA Theatre presents “In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by guest artist Martin Damien Wilkins. Performances will be held February 15-16 and 19-23 at 8 p.m. and February 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m in the Cellar Theatre in UGA’s historic Fine Arts Building: Originally published in 1999, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ “In the Blood” is a modern reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” that transposes its own version of Hester…
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:33am
 Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, assistant professor in the department of theatre and film studies, has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 change-makers from around the world to deliver a talk on the TED stage this April in Vancouver: Dr. Amma was selected for her original and hyper-collaborative approach to creating artistic works based on archival research for the stage and screen, including her new musical in development AT…
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 11:09am
History Matters/Back to the Future is a national nonprofit organization that “promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past, awarding “Sallie Bingham” grants to four students across the country to produce plays by female playwrights written before 1965. Senior theatre major Ellen Everitt will use one of the grants to fulfill her creative vision: Everitt plans to direct “The Emperor of the Moon” by Aphra Behn. The play, which was…
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 1:23pm
Beginning with preview performances on August 15, Atlanta's Theatrical Outfit will present THE BOOK OF WILL by Lauren Gunderson, Winner of the 2018 Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Gunderson is currently the most produced playwright in regional theatres in America (not counting Shakespeare, of course) and an Atlanta native. 1619-1623. London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Will Shakespeare is dead, and his legacy…
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:52am
Only after Cora Nunnally Miller passed away in 2015 did the fact that during her lifetime she anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation. The legacy of those gifts continues to have deeply positive impacts on UGA students today: Six University of Georgia students have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of…
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:58pm
“The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.” Thus speaks the Duke to Desdemona’s father Brabantio in Othello, thus UGA Theatre closes their season with one of the Bard's best: Shakespeare’s “Othello,” widely regarded as one the greatest masterpieces of English literature, is a meditation on the nature of cruelty and envy. Othello, a valiant and renowned general, has earned the love and…
Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:50am
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…
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:33am
Cellar Theatre Tickets: $16, $12 for Students
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:42pm
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…
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 1:39pm
It is with a heavy heart but great pride that we share reports that senior associate dean Hugh Ruppersburg has been named interim vice provost of UGA: Ruppersburg served as interim dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences from 2011 to 2012 and has served as its senior associate dean since 2005. Earlier this year, he was named University Professor, an honor bestowed selectively on UGA faculty who have had a significant impact on the…

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