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The School of Theatre, Film & Television is proud to present the 2022/23 Theatre season. Subscriptions are on sale now and further details are available at theatre.arizona.edu.

Welcome

When you look at our School's website you hopefully will notice something you will not see virtually anywhere else in North America. Unlike almost every other program, we unite theatre, film, and television in one School. Your ability to work in all three areas reflects the professional world and the exciting new careers that await you when you graduate. They aren’t separate in the world of work, and they aren’t separate in your experience in the School of Theatre, Film & Television.

 

Our extraordinary faculty offers comprehensive training in the art and business of storytelling. Whether that story is told on stage, on screens, or in the emerging world of media and entertainment, you will be given the education, training, and hands-on experience to become artistic makers and leaders for the future.

 

Part of our commitment to prepare you for your future career is our extensive internship program. These opportunities allow you to engage the professional area of your choice and learn from experienced practitioners by working alongside them.

 

Welcome to one of America’s most exciting arts environments. Come join us and take your place with talented colleagues who share your passion for the study, the business, and the art of storytelling. Explore the rich emotional possibilities offered only through live performance and the immersive cinematic and media experience we offer you in the School of Theatre, Film, & Television.

 

Brant Pope
Interim Director

Events

Repertory Theatre

Legally Blonde Venue: Marroney Theatre October 2, 2022 at 1:30pm

Screening Events

No events currently scheduled.

Next Performance Collective

Vaud Venue: Tornabene Theatre December 1, 2022 at 7:30pm

News

Lindsay McDonald talks designing costumes for ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’

The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) is excited to kick off the 2022/23 Theatre Season with Legally Blonde the Musical. A lighthearted and award-winning… More

TFTV Advancement and External Relations Director Kerryn Negus receives Excellence in Service Award

The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts recognizes a staff member each year for their dedication to the university and its students. This year, the “Excellence in… More

Jason Jamerson (MFA, 2019) talks Artificial Intelligence in Theatre Design with The Theatre Times

Jason Jamerson (MFA, Production Design, ’19) has been working with recent A.I. networks such as DALL-E 2 and Midjourney to create concept art for theatre designs using artificial… More

Featured Faculty

Christie Kerr Assistant Professor

Christie Kerr is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre in her fourth year at UA.  Prior to this, she lived in Chicago, IL where she was an Adjunct… More

Kevin Black Professor of Practice

Kevin Black is a Professor of Practice in Acting, teaching Acting l and ll, Introduction to Voice and Movement, and Screen Acting. He is a professional actor with… More

Brent Gibbs Professor, Co-Chair of Acting/Musical Theatre Division

Brent Gibbs teaches Acting and Stage Combat at the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre Arts where he also served as the previous Artistic Director for the Arizona… More

Student Work

UA FTV Fiction Films

Our students' films have gained recognition at the world's top films festivals, including the Berlin Intl. Film Festival and Sundance, and feature stellar performances from rising stars in the Theatre programs. BA and BFA students in the film program work collaboratively on films, with BA students applying skills learned in producing and studies courses to lead projects in the producer role. Magic Hour and I Dream in Widescreen are the popular showcases for fiction produced in the program. More

Design Tech Showcase Reveals Secrets

Every year, the school brings agents, professional designers and production specialists to campus to view the work of our actors and design and technology students. The annual Showcase of Talent offers our students a valuable next step into the business and direct access to industry professionals. More

UA FTV Documentaries

Our production students gain experience in documentary, and are taught by working filmmakers whose films can be seen on HBO, Netflix, and PBS. The documentary work is original and eclectic, and reflects the rich culture of Tucson. Student work is regularly showcased at What’s up, Docs at The Loft Cinema and at I Dream in Widescreen, the gala event of BFA senior thesis films that regularly draws crowds of over 1000 to the historic Fox Tucson Theatre. More

Take a virtual tour of the University of Arizona

Take a quick virtual tour of the Fine Arts District and the rest of the UA Campus, click here.

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CASTING CALL: Does your dog want to be a star?

We are searching for a small-medium sized well-trained dog to play Bruiser Woods in our upcoming production of LEGALLY BLONDE.

The show dates will be October 2-16 with rehearsals beginning in September (more details to follow).

If interested please contact Christie Kerr (Director) for more information: ckerr1@arizona.edu or 520-621-1324.
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2 months ago
CASTING CALL: Does your dog want to be a star?

We are searching for a small-medium sized well-trained dog to play Bruiser Woods in our upcoming production of LEGALLY BLONDE.

The show dates will be October 2-16 with rehearsals beginning in September (more details to follow).

If interested please contact Christie Kerr (Director) for more information: ckerr1@arizona.edu or 520-621-1324.

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This weekend TREASURES BENEATH MY TREE, the senior thesis film directed by TFTV alum Alexandra Cerna ('21), screened at Comic-Con International as part of the 18th annual San Diego Children’s Film Festival. Alexandra travelled to the world-famous convention to take part in a festival panel - watch an excerpt below!

TREASURES BENEATH MY TREE has now been officially selected by nearly a dozen film festivals. Additionally, on being awarded “Best of the Fest” at the Children's Film Festival Seattle, Cerna’s film is part of the Festival’s traveling film series currently screening in cinemas around the country. Next, the film will make its European debut at Festival FILMAR en América Latina, Switzerland’s premiere festival dedicated to Latin American cinema, and Festival Ciné Junior, the biggest youth film festival in France with an annual audience of 45,000.

“I am so grateful for the success of my film nationally and internationally, and it would not be possible without TFTV's Advancement Director Kerryn Negus.” says Cerna. “She developed a film festival entry strategy tailored specifically for my film and has been mentoring me for months, encouraging me to set high standards when it comes to marketing myself and my work. I am very proud of everyone involved with 'Treasures Beneath My Tree,' and excited for its upcoming European premiere in November!"
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✨ 2022/23 Theatre Season Announcement ✨

The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television is excited to announce our 2022/23 theatre season. A mythologically inspired play, two award-winning musicals, a world-premiere production of visual theatre, and the ultimate love story all feature in the 2022/23 theatre season. Starting October 2022, we invite you to join us on campus to be among the first to discover the next generation of outstanding theatre makers.

Hailed by Broadway World as “a stellar program to rival some of the nation’s most reputable institutions,” the UA Arizona Repertory Theatre, led by Artistic Director Hank Stratton and comprising students in the University of Arizona: Acting/Musical Theatre, presents LEGALLY BLONDE, POLAROID STORIES, HEAD OVER HEELS and ROMEO & JULIET. The Next Performance Collective, a program of the School’s BA Theatre Studies division, will present the balance of the season with two original productions: VAUD and the second annual NEW DIRECTIONS FESTIVAL. All productions are supported by students in the UA School of Theatre, Film, and Television Design & Technical Production program.

“I am excited to welcome audiences to campus for a season that blends exciting new devised work with beloved classics of love and longing, contemporary stories of resilience and triumph, and buoyant musicals that will inspire joy at a time when our community needs it the most,” said Dr. Brant Pope, the School’s new Interim Director.

Subscription packages for TFTV’s new theatre season are now on sale in-person at the Arizona Arts Box Office, and by mail, phone, or online. Individual tickets will be available from August 23.

Get your subscription here: am.ticketmaster.com/uacfa/buy
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3 months ago
✨ 2022/23 Theatre Season Announcement ✨

The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television is excited to announce our 2022/23 theatre season. A mythologically inspired play, two award-winning musicals, a world-premiere production of visual theatre, and the ultimate love story all feature in the 2022/23 theatre season. Starting October 2022, we invite you to join us on campus to be among the first to discover the next generation of outstanding theatre makers.

Hailed by Broadway World as “a stellar program to rival some of the nation’s most reputable institutions,” the UA Arizona Repertory Theatre, led by Artistic Director Hank Stratton and comprising students in the University of Arizona: Acting/Musical Theatre, presents LEGALLY BLONDE, POLAROID STORIES, HEAD OVER HEELS and ROMEO & JULIET. The Next Performance Collective, a program of the School’s BA Theatre Studies division, will present the balance of the season with two original productions: VAUD and the second annual NEW DIRECTIONS FESTIVAL. All productions are supported by students in the UA School of Theatre, Film, and Television Design & Technical Production program.

“I am excited to welcome audiences to campus for a season that blends exciting new devised work with beloved classics of love and longing, contemporary stories of resilience and triumph, and buoyant musicals that will inspire joy at a time when our community needs it the most,” said Dr. Brant Pope, the School’s new Interim Director.

Subscription packages for TFTV’s new theatre season are now on sale in-person at the Arizona Arts Box Office, and by mail, phone, or online. Individual tickets will be available from August 23.

Get your subscription here: https://am.ticketmaster.com/uacfa/buyImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment