UMN Professor Michal Kobialka will curate and chair a public panel discussion in Kraków on "the workshops and the performative action, with reflections on the function of the object, its objectness, and the staging of difficult pasts across theatrical and museal frames".
TAD senior Claudia Errickson, who specializes in lighting design and technology, has sought out countless volunteer and freelance opportunities in and around the Twin Cities, gaining valuable hands-on experience in the process.
The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and the College of Liberal Arts is proud to announce new Department Chair, Mathew J. LeFebvre. LeFebvre has been a faculty member within the theatre program for over 20 years and brings professional and institutional experience.
“We feel bigger and more human. It’s something that gives me back my life.” Professor Sonja Kuftinec discusses “A Contested Home,” a collaborative project with Adjunct Professor Avigail Manneberg, which aims to engage with Palestinian displacement and diaspora through Theatre of the Oppressed and other art techniques.
This talk focuses on the history of CLA traced through the commemorative objects; on the critique of experience as shaped by state of the college addresses; and on the critical reflection about our intellectual and pedagogical activities.
For alum Ian Truitner (theater arts '95), a successful film and television content creator, the College of Liberal Arts inspired him to see life with a wider, interdisciplinary perspective. Watch his video to discover how a Liberal Arts degree rocketed him to success!
Your body matters and we want to talk about it. My body matters and I want to talk about it. Body/Matters is a student-led discussion that focuses on bodies in space. Any voices, any opinions, any bodies are welcome!
"What inspires me is what's next and what's coming. And the importance of being connected to that in a collaborative way".
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Journal Highlights Productions and Projects by Theatre Professor, Talvin Wilks.
The 20/20 Artist Fellowship exists to support artists creating community-centered and asset-based solutions to the systemic and structural disadvantages that are facing artists of color and Native artists in Minnesota.
Students of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program receive nationally-ranked training among one of the country’s most established arts communities. The program aims to train actors with an emphasis on excellence and individuality while providing an inspirational foundation for each student’s life-long journey of learning and artistic expression.
Namir Smallwood, an alumnus of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, shares stories about his experiences as an actor in theatre and on television. “The thing that I keep with me from my training is to do the work and trust the work. Just tell the story,” he says. “If you do the work, the work will eventually take care of you. Your only charge is this: Trust the process!”
“Every detail of a costume tells the audience something specific about the person wearing the costume,” says 2018 MFA costume design graduate Brandi Mans. She reflects on her thesis for Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, in which she navigates the visual language of clothing to tell historical narratives of medical practice and female sexuality.