Actor, director, and educator Cameron Knight has been named director of the Mason Gross School’s highly competitive BFA acting program. Knight, scheduled to begin work at Mason Gross this fall, replaces longtime BFA acting head Barbara Marchant, who is retiring.
Photo: Left – Adrienne Baker, a member of The Broadway Sinfonietta and a doctoral student at Mason Gross, played in Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’s orchestra. Photo courtesy of Adrienne Baker. Right – Kevin Chamberlin, a three-time Tony Award...
Costume design student Ashley Kong has been named a grand-prize winner of the 2020 CosBond Creator Contest for her cosplay replica of the costume worn by the character Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy.
Head of Lighting Design faculty member Don Holder recently wrote an op-ed for The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT) exploring the future of Broadway and the impact the pandemic will have on theater students and future graduates looking to...
Photo Credit: Haynes [right] Photography by Nick Romanenko, Howard [left] Photography by Bill Cardoni Art & Design alum Mary Howard and current Art & Design graduate student Grace Lynne Haynes are featured in the fall 2020 issue of Rutgers Magazine. Set...
The I AM SOUL Playwright Residency, part of the SOUL Series LAB (Liberating Artistic Bravery) Residency Programs at National Black Theatre, is the only theatrical program in the nation dedicated solely to the development of Black playwrights.
As a costume designer and illustrator, Shane Ballard says his life “revolves around clothes.” He’s worked on concepts for theater, film, and television—including NBC’s The Wiz Live!; the musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, and the 2017 HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
When 15 actors of the Rutgers Theater Company began plans to produce William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” they never imagined that instead of performing before a live audience they would be at home trying to bring the production to life as a radio play.
Theater faculty member Lee Savage serves as head of scenic design at Mason Gross. Savage says he believes scenic designers should be committed to their ideas but also flexible enough to collaborate and leave a concept behind.
Mason Gross MFA student Kim Griffin shares what life was like as head seamstress for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus two years after the 146-year-old show gave its final curtain call.