Department of Theatre News

News Sentinel: ‘Blue Window’ Plays at UT Lab Theatre

The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the UT theatre season’s third play, “Blue Window.” A play of loneliness in the big city and directed by UT theatre faculty member Terry-Silver-Alford, “Blue Window” runs Oct. 25-Nov. 12. Shows are in the intimate Lab Theatre, part of the Clarence Brown Theatre building on campus. Silver-Alford called the play

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Documentary about CBT’s The Busy Body to Air on PBS November 5

A documentary that chronicles the Clarence Brown Theatre’s spring production of The Busy Body will air on East Tennessee PBS at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 5. Viewers will see key scenes and learn more about the making of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy.

Documentary Chronicles Making of CBT’s The Busy Body

If you missed the CBT’s spring 2017 production of Susanna Centlivre’s rollicking 1709 comedy The Busy Body, you can now see key scenes and learn more about the making of the play in an open-source documentary, produced by UT Office of Communications and Marketing and available on the Department of Theatre’s website.

University Hosting Events to Mark Black History Month

February is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the achievements of black Americans and their role in US history. UT is celebrating the month with a slate of events across departments. The Clarence Brown Theatre is staging A Lesson Before Dying in conjunction with Knox County Public Library’s The Big Read, and other campus offices are hosting events related to the production.

Faculty, Students Travel to India to Work on Theater Production

When the award-winning play Harvest opens in Kochi, India, next month, the credits for set, costume and lighting will go to six Master of Fine Arts students and two faculty members. Marianne Custer, a professor who specializes in costume design, and Kenton Yeager, a professor who specializes in lighting, accompanied six MFA students to India just before winter break. They group will show slides and talk about their project at noon Friday in the Lab Theatre at Clarence Brown Theatre.