UNCG Magazine

UNCG grad returns for new MFA in Musical Theatre Directing

Kevin Lawson ’07, who came to UNCG in 2002 as a piano performance major, is now the School of Theatre’s first MFA student with a concentration in Musical Theatre Directing. Read about Kevin Lawson’s journey. By Terri RelosPhotography by Mike Micchiche

‘Art of the State’ profiles UNCG art professors

If you’re writing a book about visual art in North Carolina, there’s no better place to look than UNCG. “I think that there’s such an incredible history of art here,” says professor and artist Barbara Campbell Thomas. “We were the first art department in the state, back when we were … Continued

UNCG Dance alumna chases a dream to the stage

As an undergrad, Daria “Toni” Clarke ’21 set aside ambitions to be a dermatologist or veterinarian for her first love, dance. Upon graduation, she set her sights on the Garth Fagan Dance company, based in upstate New York. Her professor and mentor, Dr. Janet Lilly, had sent her a flier … Continued

View Photographs from Bank of America Collection at Weatherspoon

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro announces the exhibition “Shared Space: The New Era (1987-2010) | Photographs from the Bank of America Collection” opening Saturday, May 13, 2023. The exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 5, 2023.  “Shared Space” explores an evolving social landscape captured in photographs and … Continued

Broadway COVID Safety, with Hugh Hysell

As Broadway audiences have cautiously returned to theaters after the Omicron variant wave, safety is top priority for Hugh Hysell ‘88. The actor and Tony Award winning producer now leads The Broadway COVID Safety Team. In addition to checking proof of vaccination and photo ID of every ticket holder, the … Continued

Lorraine O’Grady exhibition from Brooklyn Museum of Art

It’s a big exhibition straight from the Big Apple. “Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And,” on loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, is the first comprehensive overview of the work of Lorraine O’Grady, one of the most significant figures in contemporary performance, conceptual, and feminist art. O’Grady is widely … Continued

A lesson of their own, with Geena Davis

When Geena Davis offers you a masterclass on acting for the camera, you grab your notepad and get the best seat you can. Acting major Katherine Gerondelis loved Davis’ funny stories and the practical tips. “I learned that using your emotions before a shoot is okay – and to make … Continued

UCLS presents …

UNCG’s Concert and Lecture Series, the longest running series of its kind in North Carolina, will mark its 110th season in the coming with some great shows. • Winston Duke, star of the blockbuster Marvel Comics movie “Black Panther” (August 26, 2022) • Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated … Continued

‘Porgy and Bess’ at Tanger in January

The first opera in Greensboro’s new Tanger Center is set to be a very Spartan affair. Sidney Outlaw ’04, the cover feature in this magazine in 2012, has performed on the biggest stages in Europe and the US, from the Met Opera to English National Opera to Carnegie Hall. The … Continued

Simon says: Spartans have got talent

1a Chord practicing

They made it through round after round on television’s “America’s Got Talent” – receiving standing ovations from the judges and audience for largely a capella versions of songs they love. It was pure coincidence that College of Visual and Performing Arts students Tavis Cunningham, Christoff Hairston, and Julian Kennedy sat … Continued