Theater Studies News

May 4 ATL film gives stage actors room to maneuver.
April 23 Film 'Fran K.' gives Emory students experience from page to stage to screen.
April 7 Emory alum Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will” earns 2018 Steinberg/ATCA Award.
April  Theater Studies Major Ramona Li selected as an education intern with Steppenwolf Theatre's Professional Leadership Program.
March 21 Three Atlanta playwrights took a new look at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the Atlanta Science Festival.

February 20

Theater Studies major Cameron Frostbaum named a first alternate for presitigous Robert T. Jones Jr. Scholarship.

December 13 Jim Sarbh ('05G) talks with LiveMint about his film career.

November 29

Alum Lauren Gunderson ('03) proposes theater as an antidote to technology obsession in San Francisco Chronicle.

November 6

Preston Goodson ('05G) wins a 2017 Suzi Bass Award for Sound Design.

September 27

Professors Lisa Paulsen and Brent Glenn join Emory to celebrate Frankenstein's 200th anniversary.


Theater Studies Professor Donald McManus delivers opening remarks and leads Q&A at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival screening of It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong.

April 17

Emory Playwriting Fellow Jiréh Breon Holder receive the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for Too Heavy for Your Pockets.

February 14

Emory News examines how Playwriting Fellow Jireh Holder incorporates student research in his award-winning play, Too Heavy for Your Pocket.

January 31

Broadway’s Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its Off-Broadway season for 2017-18, which will include the New York premiere of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, by Emory Playwriting Fellow, Jiréh Breon Holder. The Roundabout has also commissioned a new play from Jiréh. Too Heavy for Your Pocket play will open at the Alliance Theater on February 4.

October 20 Alumna Christina Wallace addresses theater education and entrepreneurship with Forbes: "How Studying Theate Gave Us an Unfair Advantage in the Tech World"

September 5

Alum Snehal Desai (C'02) reflects on his time at Emory in The Emory Wheel.

July 7

Los Angeles's East West Players name alum Snehal Desai (C'02) Artistic Director.

July 1

Alum Garrett Turneris playing Benny in Auroroa Theatre's production of In The Heights!

April 20

Alum Chuma Gault (C' 94) is introduced as a new character in this week’s Game of Silence episode.

April 4

WABE-FM's Lois Reitzes interviews Professors Jan Akers and Tim McDonough about Theater Emory's casting genders for 'As You Like It.'

March 30 Q&A with “AS YOU LIKE IT” student artist, Jennifer Lecnhner.
March 28 Theater Studies student, Wala Hassan, shares her experience as a study abroad student at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) through photos.
March 11 Emory University announces Jireh Holder 2016-18 Fellow in Playwriting
February 27 Alumna Rebecca Weir (C'12) joins Timothy McDonough and John Ammerman of Theater Emory and the Emory Wind Ensemble in performances of Walton’s score to Henry V, Copland’s iconic The Red Pony and more!
February 11 Playwriting alumna Lindsay Patton will have her One Nightstand produced by the Sauk Theater in Jonesville, Michigan this summer as part of their Festival of One Acts.
February 4 Associated Press discusses the "wave of interest" in alumna Lauren Gunderson's (2003, Creative Writing, Theater Studies) work.
January 11 Alumna Lauren Gunderson (2003, Creative Writing, Theater Studies) interviewed in New York Times Arts Section.

November 24

Theater Studies faculty member and Theater Emory artistic director Janice Akers sat down with Jaime Lin Weinstein of to discuss the unique opportunities Theater Emory offers professional actors.

October 14

Alaskan Playwright Jack Dalton talks "Assimilation" and Theater at Emory's Michael Evenden with Alaskan Public Media.

September 15

Professor John Ammerman is interviewed by Lois Reitzes on 90.1 WABE's "CITY LIGHTS." He speaks about Aris Theatre's (Atlanta,GA) production of John Millinton's Synge's “The Playboy of the Western World,” which will continue through Oct. 11.

August 3

2011 alum Ari Blinder stars as James on TheYoungandtheRestless.