Department Calendar

Faculty Meetings Schedule – Click to download the Winter 2019 Semester Faculty Calendar.
Jan 8: 3-5pm, Faculty Profile System Workshop with Food
    Jan 10: 3-5pm, Media Arts Faculty Meeting
    Jan 11: 4-5:50pm, KCACTF
    Jan 15: Deadline to Upload Information for Faculty Profile System, Click here
    Jan 17: 3-5pm, Media Arts Faculty Meeting
    Jan 17-19: UTA

Faculty Meetings Schedule
    Dec 3: Christmas Party at Tucanos, 3:30 – 5:30, for all full-time faculty
    Dec 5: Media Arts Faculty & Theatre Area Meetings, 3 – 5 pm
    Dec 10: Theatre Faculty Meeting, 3 – 5 pm
    Dec 12: Media Arts Faculty & Theatre Area Meetings, 3 – 5 pm

Events Schedule – See EVENTS below for details.
    Dec 4 – Dec 7: Much Ado About Nothing performed in the Pardoe Theatre, 7:30 pm, with Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm.
    Dec 4: Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Forum, 4 – 5 pm WILK 3380, learn history of fairy tales and Rumpelstiltskin in conjunction with TMA’s Rump.
    Dec 5 – 7: Rump in the Nelke Theatre, 7:30 pm, with matinee Dec 7 at 2:00 pm.
    Dec 6 – 7: Divine Comedy’s “The Polar UVX-Express,” 7 & 9 pm, JSB 140.
    Dec 12: Last day of classes.
    Dec 13: Student Theatre Association Christmas party; 4 – 5:30 pm in B-201.
    Dec 14 – 19: Finals Week
    Dec 20 – Jan 5: Christmas Break
    Jan 9 – 18: Contemporary Voices: Play Readings from Award-Winning Scripts, performed in the Nelke Theatre, 7:30 pm.

Theatre Forum Schedule (Nelke Theatre – 11am, Unless otherwise specified)
    Nov 28: No theatre forum; Thanksgiving Holiday
    Dec 5: Faith + Works – Fidalis Beuhler, Art
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    Dec 12: TMA 301 performance, directed by Katie Jarvis

Faculty & Graduate Student Funding Deadlines
    Various Deadlines: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Utah Arts Funding
For a list of college and university funding opportunities, go here: 


It’s 1598, and you head to The Globe to see Shakespeare’s newest play, Much Ado About Nothing. Creating that same experience is the goal of TMA’s show of Shakespeare’s comedy. From recreating The Globe in the Pardoe Theatre, using Renaissance style music, and acting in original Shakespearian styles (or at least as approximate as one can get), this production will get us as close to the Bard himself as we possibly can. The performance runs November 15 – December 7 at 7:30 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm. You can get tickets for the show here.

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Based on the novel by BYU alumni Liesl Shurtliff, this retelling of the classic fairy tale follows Rump, a young man who discovers his gift for spinning straw into gold. But as he continues to use his magical gifts, he weaves himself into deeper and deeper trouble, eventually landing himself into a curse that he can only overcome through a journey that requires courage and friendship. MDT is proud to put on this musical workshop, and are excited to see where this musical will go! The show runs December 5 – 7, evening shows at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on December 7 at 2:30 pm. You can purchase tickets here.

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Theatre Season 2019-2020
For the complete main stage season and affiliated productions, click here.

For non-BYU events in the area, see events in the area.


Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Forum
MDT’s workshop of Rump: The Musical is an adaptation of the novel Rump, which is an adaptation of the fairy tale “Rumpelstiltskin.” Fairy tales are a deep and rich collection of folklore, and to discuss the history of fairy tales, TMA has invited Professor Jill Rudy, a specialist in myths, legends, and folklore to learn more about this genre. Additionally, the author of Rump Liesl Shurtliff will be discussing the journey it took to write her novel. It will be Dec. 4, 4 – 5 pm in WILK 3380.

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Divine Comedy’s “The Polar UVX-Express”
Come see Divine Comedy’s final, best of show, “The Polar UVX-Express.” You can buy cheaper, pre-show tickets here.

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The Department of Theatre at the University of Utah invites you to join them for free nights of theatre before their opening productions. They host two free previews on Wednesday and Thursday before opening each production. Please arrive before the curtain call at 7:25 p.m. They also offer student ticket prices for $8.50 with a valid student ID from any school. Discounted tickets can only be redeemed in person at the Performing Arts Ticket office (located at Kingsbury Hall). You may also obtain tickets at the theatre’s will-call window beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance you wish to attend. It’s recommended that you check ticket availability as many performances sell out. For group discounts, please contact Their next upcoming previews are The Odyssey, Nov. 6-7, and She Kills Monsters, Jan. 14-15. The opening night of She Kills Monsters on Thursday, Jan. 16th will be free to any student with a valid student ID.



For non-departmental auditions, see auditions in the area.

For more auditions and workshops, inside and outside of Utah County, visit or

This website is provided as a service for BYU Theatre students. Organizations are not endorsed by Brigham Young University or by the Theatre and Media Arts Department.

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