TMA Graduate Andrea Gunoe has been accepted to the University of Pittsburgh to get her PhD in Theatre Philosophy. She plans on continuing the research she did as a grad student here at BYU and study the embodiment of war and violence on stage. She will also get to direct on their main stage and teach courses. Congratulations, Andrea, and best of luck to you!
The 2015 Writers Conference this past weekend at Timp Lodge was nothing short of amazing! With over sixty students in attendance, all media arts faculty, and many outstanding guests, participants reported that the discussions were life changing. We express heartfelt appreciation to Tom Russell, conference organizer; Courtney Russell, co-organizer; Rhonda Gray, gourmet cook; Kyle Stapley, technology and support guru, and all those who participated. Student work was read and responded to throughout the workshop. Special guests Karen Kirkland (Nickelodeon), Studio C writers, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio (Despicable Me), Carroll Ballard (The Black Stallion), and Terryl and Fiona Givens(The Crucible of Doubt) were all top-notch. One of the highlights of the conference, and the culminating event, took place on Saturday evening with the discussion of The Crucible of Doubt (which everyone had read) with the Givens, a discussion that left everyone enlightened, lifted, and grateful to have participated. Below are some candid shots of the conference, courtesy of Kelly Loosli.