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Theater alum selected for playwright residency

Theater alum selected for playwright residency

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. 

Five Questions for Shane Ballard, Theater Department Faculty, Costume Design

Five Questions for Shane Ballard, Theater Department Faculty, Costume Design

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.

Episode 12: Lee Savage (Theater)

Episode 12: Lee Savage (Theater)

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.

Episode 4: Valerie Marcus Ramshur (Theater)

Episode 4: Valerie Marcus Ramshur (Theater)

“In that risk-taking is where we’re fully alive—we’re fully alive, we’re fully present, we’re open, we’re wide open to chance and opportunity. I tell my students all the time, ‘Take a risk, get messy, try it, turn left instead of right.’” – Valerie Ramshur Check...

Episode 1: Christopher Cartmill (Theater)

Episode 1: Christopher Cartmill (Theater)

Christopher Cartmill is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director. He taught for six years at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and has directed plays, operas, and cabarets in New York (off-Broadway), Los Angeles, and Chicago.