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 [...]

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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

PANTHER ALUMNI WEEK 2020: CARTA ALUMNI PREPARE STUDENTS FOR LIFE AFTER GRAD

During the week of February 3rd-7th, CARTA alumni from across all 8 departments visited the classrooms to participate in FIU’s seventh annual Panther Alumni Week (PAW). PAW is held annually at both the MMC and BBC campuses during the first week in February. CARTA invited its graduates to return as guest speakers in [...]

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Shakespeare Tackles Abuse of Power with Measure for Measure

FIU Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure will leave audience members pondering, to save a life, would you sell your soul? This central theme unravels through various plots created by the network of relationships in this Shakespearean world.  “It was written a couple hundred years ago, but it seems to be talking [...]

By |2020-01-31T17:02:56+00:00January 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Shakespeare Tackles Abuse of Power with Measure for Measure

Theatre Alumnus’s World Premiere Play Shines a Light on First Generation Cuban-Americans

Four years ago, FIU Theatre alumnus Michael Leon saw a Broadway play that changed his life – just not in the way he had hoped. The play featured a cast of Latino actors and Leon entered the theatre eager to see his people represented on stage. By the end of the show, he [...]

By |2020-01-21T16:09:46+00:00January 21st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Theatre Alumnus’s World Premiere Play Shines a Light on First Generation Cuban-Americans

FIU Night in Los Angeles for “Key Largo” Starring Andy Garcia and Danny Pino

It was FIU night last Saturday at the Geffen Playhouse’s production of Key Largo starring FIU Panthers Danny Pino and Andy Garcia. FIU Theatre Alumni Advisory Board members Katherine Paez Froehlich and Zack Myers joined Professor Tony Galaska at a performance of the play followed by a meet and greet with Garcia and [...]

By |2019-12-10T20:42:28+00:00December 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on FIU Night in Los Angeles for “Key Largo” Starring Andy Garcia and Danny Pino

7 Questions with Kendall Vega

Kendall Vega is putting all her faith into doing what she loves before she graduates this December. For the past few months, her life has revolved around stage managing her final show at FIU, Red Velvet. We managed to sit down with her for a round of 7 Questions. 1. For anyone who [...]

By |2019-11-22T18:52:49+00:00November 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on 7 Questions with Kendall Vega