Before heading to Neyland Stadium for the Vols home opener against Georgia State on Saturday football fans are invited to focus their attention on another entertainment arena—the theater stage. Cal MacLean, professor and head of the Department of Theatre, will present Supreme Synergy on Stage: Presenting Sweeney Todd in the season’s first Pregame Showcase.
Department of Theatre News
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Cal MacLean, head of the theatre department, has the big idea of connecting Knoxville’s local musical talents with UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre.
The senior project of a recent graduate is now a musical being featured at the Bijou Theatre. Andy Rogers’ musical, “Andy and the Beats,” is about the medical, physical, and social aspects of Type 1 diabetes, which he and his sister both have. The show begins 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the Bijou Theatre.
Tom Cervone, managing director of the Clarence Brown Theatre, has been named executive director of the Tennessee Theatre. He begins the appointment June 1. Cervone has been with the Department of Theatre for more than twenty years. He managed the academic and production aspects of the theater and kept it moving towards its operational, fiscal, artistic, and philosophical goals.
During commencement week, notable alumni are sharing their favorite memories from their time on Rocky Top. Dale Dickey, an actress known for her roles in the TV series “My Name is Earl” and the movie “Winter’s Bone,” recalls her time on and off the stage at the Clarence Brown Theatre.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. Associate professor Kenton Yeager runs UT’s master’s program in theatrical lighting design. He designed and built a one-to-six-scale working theater laboratory to provide students with a safe, accessible way to learn lighting, scenery, sound design, stage management, and more.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. Andy Rogers, a 2011 graduate who majored in biochemistry and minored in theater, has found a way to combine these areas by creating a musical called “Andy and the Beats,” which focuses on type I diabetes.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
Today’s video features Tony Award-winning actor John Cullum reminiscing about one of his favorite UT faculty members.
Tom Cervone, program/managing director of the Department of Theatre and Clarence Brown Theatre, was recently elected chair of the Exempt Staff Council. Shane Colter, associate chief information officer for UT Knoxville administration and academics in OIT, will serve as chair elect.