News Archive - 2006-2007

April 6, 2007 - "Instigate"

Instigate, An Evening of Contemporary Dance by the very best of UNM Student Choreographers
April 27-29 in Carlisle Performance Space

Instigate is a vibrant, eclectic compilation of original works by emerging undergraduate and graduate choreographers from the UNM Dance Program.

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March 25, 2007 - Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s Romantic Comedy Twelfth Night
Six performances only, April 13-21
Production Marks the Farewell Collaboration of Professors Denise Schulz and John Malolepsy

UNM Professors Denise Schulz and John Malolepsy collaborate one last time before their retirements this May on a production of Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare's greatest and best-loved comedies, April 13- 21, 2007 in newly renovated Rodey Theatre.

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March 18, 2007 - Middle School Theatre Academy: Skill Play

UNM's Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Open Registration for Skill Play, An Intensive Performance Program for Middle School Students

The UNM Department of Theatre and Dance announces open registration for ‘Skill Play,” an intensive performance program for Middle School students grades 6-9, June 18-22, as part of the UNM Summer Theatre Academy, an intensive training program led by experienced artists, faculty and students. The director of Skill Play will be UNM Faculty member, Kristen Loree.

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March 5, 2007 - Lonestar/Laundry & Bourbon

Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon, James McClure’s Comic Double-bill, plays March 29- April 7 in Theatre X

Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon, a comic double-bill by James McClure, directed by Dodie Montgomery, give a side-splitting snapshot of life in Maynard, Texas in 1974. These tales of husbands, wives, war, love and honor are both hysterically funny and surprisingly relevant.

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Feb 8, 2007 - “eXpanZ”

“eXpanZ” is an exciting evening of dance featuring UNM Faculty Choreographers and special guest artist Stacy Matthew Spence, March 2-4, in Rodey Theatre.

Celebrate the vast landscape of dance with eXpanZ! The program features the choreography of UNM dance faculty, and highlights the talents of the students in the dance program, with special guest artist Stacy Matthew Spence.

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Feb 5, 2007 - Dramatic Writing Students KCACTF Winners

Dramatic Writing Students Leonard Madrid and Don Garcia Win Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Latina/Latino National Playwriting Award

The Dramatic Writing Program in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Theatre & Dance has been participating in the Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Program that is part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for the past seven years. The Dramatic Writing Program, counting this year’s winners has won seven national awards from the KCACTF. What is unusual about this year is that the Co-Winners of the KCACTF Latina/Latino National Playwriting Award are both from the Dramatic Writing Program: Leonard Madrid and Don Garcia.

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Jan 26, 2007 - “Pressing Boundaries”

Pressing Boundaries: three plays exploring the bounds of social interactions and relationships at their most intense.

The Spring 2007 Theatre X Season, “Pressing Boundaries” features three plays presented in repertory: the dreamer examines his pillow by John Patrick Shanley, The War Boys by Naomi Wallace, The Shape of Things by Neil Labute, and a late-night musical cabaret. February 14- March 4.

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Jan 10th, 2007 - Alumni Reunion/Retirement Celebration

Alumni Reunion and Retirement Celebration for Denise Schulz and John Malolepsy

SAVE THE DATES! It’s a retirement party and an alumni reunion! April 20-22, 2007 we’re celebrating the careers of Denise Schulz and John Malolepsy, who are retiring after 27 years of teaching and creating theatrical magic. They are collaborating one last time on our production of Twelfth Night in newly renovated Rodey Theatre. What a wonderful reason to get together, reconnect with friends, and honor two people who have touched so many lives.  Here’s what’s planned:

Friday, April 20—6:00-8:00 p.m.—cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at a nearby  restaurant for meeting, greeting, schmoozing and maybe even roasting John and Denise.

Saturday April 21—1:00-3:00—a roundtable discussion by alums who have made their careers in theatre or related fields for UNM students; and backstage tour of the new stuff in Rodey Theatre led by current Theatre and Design students.

Saturday April 21—6:00-11:00 p.m.—the final performance of Twelfth Night followed immediately by a reception with food, drinks, toasts, testimonials and entertainment honoring Denise and John.

Sunday, April 22—11:00-1:00 – Friends of Theatre and Design Benefit Champagne Brunch at the Student Union Building -- a scrumptious meal with Mimosas and time for quiet conversation with friends.

We’re exploring some reduced price packages for hotels, play tickets, and meals and we’ll be sending out the invitations in February.

In the meantime, please help us spread the word by doing two things…

First, if you want to attend and or send good wishes, please e-mail the Theatre Department Office at with your mailing address so we can send you an invitation and information. 

Second, please contact other alums you are still in touch with, let them know about the event and urge them to contact us and come. 

10/09/06
Words Afire Festival Info

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10/02/006
Thursday, October 19: Special “UNM Community Night” Performance of Candide

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09/08/06
Words Afire Fall 06 Season Flyer

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08/28/06
And Baby Makes Seven

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