Edgar Leon Davis, Jr. passed away November 27, 2016. The 54 year old stage and film actor earned his MFA degree in acting through the U of M’s Theatre Department’s graduate program in collaboration with members of the Guthrie Theater’s acting company
For the nationally-renowned Minnesota Opera’s 53rd season, drama, hilarity, and stunning designs abound. Das Rheingold – the second show of their season and the first in Wagner’s epic The Ring of Nibelugn – features costumes designed by the University of Minnesota’s Mathew LeFebvre
The College of Liberal Arts will be holding its first Arts Quarter Festival on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 9:00pm in the West Bank Arts Quarter at 21st Avenue and 4th Street in Minneapolis. The festival will bring together artists and performers of dance, music, and theatre arts for an evening that showcases student and faculty talent. The event is free and open to the public.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Thursday that theatre arts and dance alumna Anne Basting has been awarded their prestigious 'Genius' Grant for her extraordinary work as a theatre artist and educator.
When the world is filled with violence — both physical and psychological — how do you take care of yourself? That question is at the heart of a dance performance. "Horidraa: Golden Healing," a new piece by Ananya Dance Theatre, celebrates the healing power of indigenous wisdom and the love of community.
Alumnus Yefei Jin with a degree in theatre arts and Asian languages & literatures, is developing a project to make sharing lesson plans and other resources easier for teachers who work with English language learners. He conceived it after hearing from Twin Cities teachers how hard it is to find classroom materials that fit their students' language skills. "These teachers often find themselves creating materials from scratch," Jin said. "Such a platform could be a game-changer."
Explosions. Fire. Flashes of Light. Theatre meets science with “Energy & U,” an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and the College of Science & Engineering to excite elementary students about a future career in the sciences.