Department of Theatre and Dance

A&S in the News – Nov. 5-11

Performing arts center designs approved Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 6 The chair of the University of Alabama theatre and dance department predicts the new $60-million performing arts center planned for the historic Bryce campus will have an immediate impact on students as a cutting-edge learning center, while also providing a more inviting venue for theater-goers…. Read more »

New Steps for Performing Arts Academic Center

From the November 2016 Desktop News | For decades, The University of Alabama’s theatre and dance department has produced world-class performances, actors and dancers. Without a doubt, it’s been a top-notch academic program in the Southeast with award-winning professors sharing a wealth of knowledge and expertise with their students. But the department’s facilities in Rowand-Johnson Hall have… Read more »

Panitch Wins UA’s Blackmon-Moody Award

Seth Panitch, professor of acting in The University of Alabama’s department of theatre and dance, has earned the 2016 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award. Panitch will receive the award Nov. 11 in a ceremony at the UA President’s Mansion. The Frederick Moody Blackmon and Sarah McCorkle Moody Outstanding Professor Award is one of the most prestigious… Read more »

A&S in the News – Sept. 30-October 6

Goldie 1971 – The Fallen Robot Atlas Obscura – Sept. 30 When the Sloss Blast Furnaces closed in 1971 the site had been an anchor of Birmingham’s industrial life for nine decades. As one of the South’s largest manufacturers of pig iron, the obsolete hulk that was left behind was an inspiration for then-graduate student… Read more »

A&S in the News – September 16-22

UA Theatre Department to produce “Doubt” / UA to hold High School Theatre Festival WVUA 23 (Tuscaloosa) – Sept. 14 The curtain goes up next week on UA’s first big theatrical production of the season. The cast and crew and sure you will enjoy “Doubt”. The play won a Tony on Broadway, and the screen… Read more »

“Service to Man” Viewing at the Bama Theatre

You’ve heard about the film. And now it’s coming to Tuscaloosa for a free public viewing. University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first feature-length film, Service to Man, which was awarded the grand jury prize for best film at the 20th American Black Film Festival in June, is picking up speed. Following its initial… Read more »

A&S in the News – August 12-18

Dancer Madison Fendley finding new ways to express her art Dothan Eagle – Aug. 13 It’s not every day you meet a college student pursuing a double major in dance and political science. But Madison Fendley has a plan ‒ dance, choreograph and then maybe law school. A 2014 graduate of Houston Academy, 20-year-old Fendley… Read more »

A&S in the News – July 29-August 4

Everglades Restoration Effects, Greenhouse Gases Under Study Fondriest.com – Aug. 1 The Everglades is a special ecosystem, comprising the largest subtropical wetland system in North America. But beyond its size, it is also home to an astounding array of plant and animal life, including the American alligator, American crocodile and 73 threatened or endangered species,… Read more »

Professor Wins Best Film at American Black Film Festival

From the July 2016 Desktop News |University of Alabama theatre professor Seth Panitch’s first feature-length film, Service to Man, was awarded the grand jury prize for best film at the 20th American Black Film Festival last month. “We feel terrific about it,” Panitch said. “We were the only university-sponsored and supported film in the entire competition…. Read more »