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Congrats Summer ’20 CARTA Grads: From Dean Brian Schriner

Dear FIU CARTA graduating class of Summer 2020, As we move forward in this time of uncertainty, I want to congratulate you on successfully completing this semester and your college career while overcoming the challenges presented to you. The 2019-2020 academic year has yielded many points of pride and has given the College of Communication, Architecture [...]

By |2020-07-31T13:27:50+00:00July 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Congrats Summer ’20 CARTA Grads: From Dean Brian Schriner

Tonkinson Foundation to enhance students’ experience through new CARTA Medallion award

Imagine learning musical techniques first-hand from a Grammy Award winner, or getting acting tips from a renowned Hollywood actor as part of the curriculum. Wouldn’t it be great, if while earning a degree, students had the opportunity to learn directly from the leading actors, musicians, designers or architects in the field? That’s exactly [...]

By |2020-07-20T15:05:40+00:00July 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Tonkinson Foundation to enhance students’ experience through new CARTA Medallion award

The Greenhouse Takes Their Play Development Program Online This Summer

FIU Theatre’s the Greenhouse is back for another summer of new play development. This year, the program is running entirely over Zoom. Michael Yawney, managing director for the Greenhouse and Joel Murray, FIU Theatre department chair, developed the Greenhouse program, back in 2018, as a way for playwrights to test their scripts and revisions.    [...]

By |2020-06-18T18:32:22+00:00June 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on The Greenhouse Takes Their Play Development Program Online This Summer

Celebrating Our 2020 Theatre Grads

FIU Theatre is proud of our 26 new graduates! Here, in their own words, is what they are taking with them from their time at FIU. Join us in celebrating these talented artists! We are proud of you and can’t wait to see what you accomplish! Tune in to their virtual commencement on [...]

By |2020-05-07T14:30:10+00:00May 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Celebrating Our 2020 Theatre Grads

From center stage to the classroom

Fiction or reality? Which is more real – stage, screen or life? That is the question raised by What if Works (WIW), a post-graduate company offering young artists in theatre, film and music a bridge between academic and professional performance upon which to champion the arts to bring about social change, and GableStage, the Coral Gables theatre company, with their production of William Shakespeare’s Othello for the [...]

By |2020-05-06T16:39:19+00:00May 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on From center stage to the classroom

Michael Yawney believes in the power of theatre as a force for change

Michael Yawney, associate professor of theatre, believes in the power of theatre as a force for change. Yawney has been a Panther since 2007. He started as an adjunct professor, but when a full-time position opened, he jumped at the chance to apply, as he had become drawn to the school and to his [...]

By |2020-04-22T22:00:05+00:00April 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Michael Yawney believes in the power of theatre as a force for change

Ask Tony: Career Advice from an LA Agent

Tony Martinez, a Los Angeles talent agent with Kazarian, Measures, Ruskin & Associates (KMR) and an FIU Theatre affiliated faculty member, answers questions from FIU Theatre majors and alumni about making it in the film/television industry. If you have a question for Tony, please send an email to theatre@fiu.edu and your question might [...]

By |2020-04-02T16:49:47+00:00April 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Ask Tony: Career Advice from an LA Agent

CARTA disciplines combine forces for 2019-2020 theatre season publicity

Three CARTA disciplines – art + art history, communication and theatre – teamed up to promote the 2019-20 theatre season. The Department of Theatre at FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts produces four to five shows per year, completely designed, performed and built by theatre students and faculty. In an effort to provide [...]

By |2020-03-31T17:21:54+00:00March 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on CARTA disciplines combine forces for 2019-2020 theatre season publicity

Alumnus’s Cuban Documentary to Premiere at Miami Film Festival

Most of the biggest moments of Andy Señor’s life have somehow revolved around the musical Rent. The play launched his professional career right out of FIU and took him to Broadway, London, Japan and beyond. None of those experiences though were as deeply personal as the 2014 production he directed in Havana, Cuba. [...]

By |2020-03-10T19:33:04+00:00March 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Alumnus’s Cuban Documentary to Premiere at Miami Film Festival

Theatre Students Recognized For Excellence at Regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Last week, a contingent of 46 FIU Theatre students and faculty attended the Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Spartanburg, South Carolina where they presented their production of Red Velvet and were recognized for the excellence of their work. FIU was one of three universities from the across the southeastern [...]

By |2020-02-13T16:40:51+00:00February 13th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Theatre Students Recognized For Excellence at Regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival