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Play looks at African-American actresses in 1930s Hollywood

Play looks at African-American actresses in 1930s Hollywood

Published: Jun 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark,” a recent comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, chronicles 70 years in the life of Vera Stark, a determined African-American maid and would-be Hollywood actress. The comedy is being presented at the University of Florida June 12-15 and July 9-12 in the Black Box Theatre of the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion.

Alumnus John Pinckard celebrates another Tony Awards win

Alumnus John Pinckard celebrates another Tony Awards win

Published: Jun 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — John Pinckard, a University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance alumnus, was among those honored with the Best Musical win at the 68th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.

UF professors to debut film about pioneers in Latin theater

Published: Jan 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For seven years Tony Mata, head of musical theater at the University of Florida’s School of Theatre and Dance, has been working on “Theatre of Rice and Beans,” a film that chronicles the stories of three titans of the Latino theater.