Department of Theatre News

Tom Cervone Appointed Tennessee Theatre Executive Director

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.

Alumni Memories: Dale Dickey

Alumni Memories

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.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Kenton Yeager

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.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Andy Rogers

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.

Cervone, Colter Elected as Exempt Staff Council Officers

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.

Behind the Scenes of UT’s ‘Man of La Mancha’

Putting on a musical at a professional theater on a college campus takes many months of hard work and dedication from students, faculty, staff and professional actors. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of the musical “Man of La Mancha,” the theater’s final show of the 2010 season.