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Feature Stories

On view in the Dean's Office: Playwriting Alumni Showcase

Friday, April 15, 2016
Grounded by George Brant

As the Department of Theatre and Dance kicks off UT New Theatre, an annual showcase of new plays from third-year playwrights in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program, we look back on six alumni of the program who went on to see their plays produced.

2 Theatre grads launch financial planning firm aimed at artists

Monday, March 28, 2016
Philip and Julia Lorenz Olsen

Alumni Philip Olson and Julia Lorenz-Olson are on a mission to arm artists and other creative types with the business tools to manage their finances so their finances don’t mange them. The duo founded the Art of Finance to aid creative types with financial advising.

Alumni Spotlight

Hollie Berry chosen to create painting for 75th anniversary of Iroquois Steeplechase

Thursday, April 28, 2016   |  Iroquois Steeplechase
Hollie Berry

The Iroquois Steeplechase selected Hollie Berry (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2009) to create its official painting for the 75th anniversary, Endurance, which reflects the iconic race and will be available for purchase in the nonprofit’s annual online auction. The painting will be reproduced in posters commemorating the event as well as on the covers of the race day programs in the hands of the approximately 25,000 annual attendees. Endurance, as well as other steeplechasing inspired paintings, will be on display at the Williamson County Archives in Franklin, Tennessee from May 6-14. 

Kyle Kennedy named Head of Acting at Middle Tennessee State University

Thursday, April 28, 2016   |  Department of Theatre and Dance
Kyle Kennedy

Kyle Kennedy (M.F.A., Drama, 1993) was recently named Head of Acting at Middle Tennessee State University where he serves on the acting area advisory board for the Southeastern Theatre Conference. His students have gone on to work in major theatrical venues across the country. Kennedy was recently seen as "Serebrayakov" in MTSU's production of Uncle Vanya. He continues to act regionally and is a frequent company member at Cortland Repertory Theatre in Upstate New York.