For a second year in a row, a foundation connected to the operators of several Broadway theaters has granted operating funds to UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre. This year’s grant is for $15,000.
Clarence Brown Theatre News
The Clarence Brown Theatre will open its season this September with a comedy called The 39 Steps. It features four actors playing more than 100 characters.
Eight design students from UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre received design awards in the competition that was part of the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s annual convention held in Chattanooga last month.
UT offers many fun and interesting summer camps that keep kids active and learning.
Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of The Miracle Worker begins today and runs through October 19. The production stars Rachel Finney, a legally-blind UT senior who draws on her own life experiences to play Helen Keller.
A foundation connected to the operators of several Broadway theaters has given a $10,000 grant to the Clarence Brown Theatre. The theater was among a select group of recipients nationwide to receive grants from the New York-based Shubert Foundation. The foundation provides general operating support to not-for-profit professional resident theaters, dance companies, and arts-related organizations to help support and nurture their operations.
The East Tennessee Historical Society has recognized UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre for its production of The Whipping Man, a haunting Civil War-era play that tackles difficult issues and the region’s history. The theater received the Award of Distinction this month from the historical society for its adaptation of the play.
Batman may be a superhero crime-fighter, but inside he’s Bruce Wayne—a regular guy who has seen trial and triumph. Born with a vision impairment, Christian Darnell, who graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences on Friday with a degree in theater, identifies with that inner strength. Darnell was born with oculocutaneous albinism, a condition that affects pigmentation of the skin, hair, and eyes and classifies him as being legally blind.
UT professor emeritus and celebrated scenic designer Bob Cothran will be awarded the Clarence Brown Theatre Society Artistic Achievement Award at this year’s Clarence Brown Theatre Gala on Sunday, June 8. Tickets are now on sale for the 6:30 p.m. gala, which will be downtown at the Standard Knoxville, 416 West Jackson Avenue.
Classes may be over, but UT has plenty of activities to enjoy throughout December. Here are some events holiday “staycationers” won’t want to miss.