Fine Arts & Humanities
“Transformative” is the word professors Glenn Hinson and Stefan Jeglinski use repeatedly when speaking about the courses they’ve developed through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.”
It’s one thing to write something for a class and get a grade. It’s another to see your work performed or published. Started in 2003 by David Sontag and currently led by Dana Coen, the communication department’s Writing for the Screen and Stage program emphasizes the dramatic writing skills needed for careers in both theater and film.
Vivienne Benesch, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award, given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding creativity and artistry by directors and choreographers for their accomplishments to date, and their promise for the future.
Over the years, the Marching Tar Heels have been known for cheering on UNC athletic teams, spelling out Carolina in cursive, and leading 60,000 fans in “Hark the Sound.” This year, the Pride of the ACC is adding a new dimension to spice up the traditional halftime routine by bringing other student organizations onto the field at Kenan Stadium.
PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents “Sense and Sensibility” by Kate Hamill, based on the classic Jane Austen novel. Hamill’s adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility” brings out the whimsy and wit at the heart of this beloved tale; mix in a few dashing love interests and a gaggle of gossipy socialites for an energetic romp through the 19th century that will … Continued
Samuel Ray Gates, the newest faculty hire in the drama department, came to the acting game a little later than most. In high school, he was a jock, not a theater kid. He went on to Hampton University in Virginia to get a degree in finance and didn’t see a single play while he was there.
Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows.