ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE AT UCA TO PRESENT SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE OF ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will present a sensory-friendly performance of its family-friendly, one-hour adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The sensory-friendly performance is designed to provide an experience that is inviting to all individuals with sensory-processing deficits, including (but … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE AT UCA TO HOST ENRICHMENT INSTITUTE

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas will offer educational prep sessions, workshops, lectures and talkbacks to enhance theatergoers’ understanding of the plays produced during AST’s 13th summer season on the UCA campus. Following the model of other acclaimed and established Shakespeare festivals in the country, like Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Utah … [Read more...]

UCA FACULTY, STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY CAFTA

          The Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) annual Arts Awards ceremony recognized faculty and students from the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Central Arkansas. The ceremony was held April 2. Arts Awards recipients are:  Outstanding Student Achievement: Augustine Nguyen, Student, UCA Department of … [Read more...]

STUDENT RECEIVES ‘SPECIAL THANKS’ IN MARVEL COMIC

Creative writing major Quade Reed has received credit in the Marvel comic “The Unstoppable Wasp.” The Conway native said reached out to Jeremey Whitley, the writer, on Twitter to say, “Thanks,” for writing about a character with cerebral palsy, Taina Miranda. Although Reed sent the Tweet during the Thanksgiving holiday, Whitley responded and promised to get back with Quade. “So like a week … [Read more...]

JESSE ORTH TO BE AT UCA FOR SPRING FLING RECITAL APRIL 11

By Andrew Tucker College of Fine Arts and Communication Office CONWAY — Dr. Jesse Orth, instructor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Northern Iowa, will spend three days on the University of Central Arkansas campus this month and present a recital as part of the Tuba-Euphonium Spring Fling on April 11. The concert, free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TO OPEN 13TH SEASON JUNE 7

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces its 13th season of professional theatre will run June 7-July 7. Performances of Shakespeare’s raucous comedy “The Comedy of Errors,” his complex and intriguing “Macbeth,” the beloved musical “Guys and Dolls,” and a family adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be presented in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas … [Read more...]

MULTI-AWARD WINNING DAILEY & VINCENT TO PERFORM IN UCA’S REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL

Hailing from world-famous stages such as Carnegie Hall and the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry stars and multiple award winners Dailey & Vincent will appear at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. The duo is riding a wave of critical acclaim for their newest release, “Patriots & Poets,” as well as their nationally … [Read more...]

UCA’S BAUM GALLERY TO HOST SPRING SENIOR ART SHOW

The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas is set to host its Spring BFA/BA senior show April 4-26. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Baum Gallery, located in McCastlain Hall, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to7 p.m. Thursday. Opening receptions are set for Thursday, April 4 from 4-7 p.m., followed by another on Sunday, April 7 from 2-4 … [Read more...]

ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER KEVIN WILLMOTT TO BE UCA ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE APRIL 8

By Andrew Tucker College of Fine Arts and Communication Office Kevin Willmott, a film director and screenwriter, who collaborated with Spike Lee in writing “BlacKkKlansman,” will host a screening of the film April 8, while on the University of Central Arkansas campus as an artist-in-residence. The film won an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay. The screening, followed by a Q&A … [Read more...]

UCA TO WELCOME BONNIE JO CAMPBELL AS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

By Andrew Tucker College of Fine Arts and Communication Office American novelist and short story writer Bonnie Jo Campbell will be an artist-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas in April and will participate in a trio of events April 9 and 10 in Win Thompson Hall and the College of Business Auditorium. On April 9, Campbell will conduct a private masterclass with students in the … [Read more...]