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Stage managers make magic backstage

John Forbes, professor and resident lighting designer, monitors computer readouts during a rehearsal of the theater department’s “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 18. Forbes has a Master of Fine Arts in theatre lighting design from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

While actors take the mainstage, stage managers are the movers and shakers of the UVM theatre department.  The department puts together three mainstage shows each academic year, and this month, they are putting on “Shakespeare in Love,” Feb. 26-29 and March 1.  The show has the largest ...

Play about young Shakespeare comes to Royall Tyler

Alicia Wolfram, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Filled with singing, dancing and swordfights, “Shakespeare in Love” is hitting the UVM stage. UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre department is putting on “Shakespeare in Love” at the end of the month. The show tells the story of how a young William Shakespeare, struggling with writer’s block, finds inspir...

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Converse Residence Hall stands against the weather as rain begins to fall, Oct. 23. Converse is considered to be haunted by some students.

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Bronze leaves swirl and nights grow longer, making UVM a whole lot spookier. UVM is no exception to the haunted essence of Burlington in the fall. Many students are eerily aware of the most unsettling spots on campus, and they have something to say about it.  ROYALL TYLER THEATRE Royall Ty...

UVM theatre brings classic tale to the stage

The cast and managers of the new theater production. Clockwise from top left: Nick Turner, McKenna Black, Katelyn Paddock, Caleb Chew, Thomas Brayton, Julia Sioss, Ray Gillies, Christian DeKett, Sean German, Rachel Samuels, Dani Knight, Anna Cataldo, Carolyne Sandoval and Amanda Tramposch.

Sarah Robinson

November 7, 2017

An adaptation of Jane Austen’s acclaimed novel “Sense and Sensibility” is hitting the Royall Tyler Theater stage next week. The play, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill and directed at UVM by Natalie Battistone, tackles themes of love and devotion. Hamill transformed the famously dense novel...

Theater department opens fall season

Carolyne Sandoval

October 4, 2017

“The Exonerated,” is a play telling the true story of six people wrongfully convicted of crimes and sentenced to death before the were found innocent. “The Exonerated” will run from Wednesday, Oct. 4 to Sunday, Oct. 8, with performances at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday to Saturday and two addi...

Royall Tyler Theatre undergoes renovation

Jackie Flynn

September 10, 2015

A year and $215,000 in renovations later, UVM’s Royall Tyler Theatre is ready to start the season. During last year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend, a fundraising campaign launched to raise funds to renovate the Royall Tyler Theatre. Gregory Ramos, chair of the UVM Theatre Department, said the Roy...

Royall Tyler to undergo renovations

Royall Tyler to undergo renovations

Hannah Kearns

January 20, 2015

The 41-year-old Royall Tyler Theatre will soon be undergoing renovations. The theatre, formerly the University’s gymnasium, initially opened in 1974. “It was a beautifully renovated building,” David Godkin, class of ’77, said. “It had really nice theater space, and the backstage areas were ...

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