Student’s production calls out ‘Don Giovanni’s’ #MeToo problem
This version will highlight and comment on how the opera’s premise perpetuates violence against women and rape culture more broadly.
New André De Shields Fund will support BIPOC artists
The Wisconsin Union Theater has started the fund, named after the Broadway star and UW alumnus, to support artistic projects and performances by BIPOC and other people who are historically underrepresented on stages and in audiences.
André De Shields ’70 wins best actor Tony for ‘Hadestown’
De Shields began his theatrical career at UW–Madison, graduating in 1970 and moving to New York City in 1973. His Broadway career includes "The Wiz" and "The Full Monty."
UW Women at 150: Looking for — and finding — Lorraine Hansberry
While many people know “A Raisin in the Sun,” far fewer know much about its author, Lorraine Hansberry. Hansberry spent less than two years as a student at UW–Madison, but it was an important part of her journey as a writer and activist.
Still on stage after 40 years: Wisconsin firm grows beyond theater lighting
Electronic Theatre Controls, started in 1974 by four UW–Madison undergraduates, has built its success on a programmable electronic control for stage lighting.
New summer course on ‘Hamilton’ excites undergraduates, lifelong learners
The class will take a “deep dive” into the record-breaking hip-hop musical that takes a fresh look at the lives of the founding fathers.
UW Scandinavian lit expert helps out on Broadway
Professor Susan Brantly’s expertise in 19th century Scandinavian literature provided guidance to Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, which opened in April on Broadway and is up for eight Tony awards, including Best Play and Best Direction.
Libraries, Chazen, Arts Institute celebrate Shakespeare in Wisconsin
As the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death is marked this year, UW–Madison has spearheaded the Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016 initiative.
MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ winner is UW–Madison alumna
Anne Basting, who received a master’s degree in theatre and drama at UW–Madison, is now a theatre professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Libraries, Arts Institute and Chazen celebrate Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016
UW-Madison was selected as the Wisconsin host site for “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” a national traveling exhibition.
UW to host Shakespeare’s First Folio Exhibition in 2016
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been selected as the host site for the state of Wisconsin for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world's most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, in partnership with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Children’s Theatre opens door to Waisman Center resources
The Waisman Center Children’s Theatre series might make fewer headlines than the center’s groundbreaking research. Still, it maintains a valuable place among the center’s offerings. On Sunday afternoons during the academic year, it provides an accessible, welcoming opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the arts.
Costume designer featured as artist in residence
There’s no denying that clothes say volumes about the person wearing them. This is true, too, on the stage.