Longtime University Theatre director John McIlwee died on Oct. 2, 2022.
Category: University Theatre
Three University Theatre staff members recently attended the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Southeast Regional Conference to present two sessions on the lessons learned when creating a mysterious site-specific, interactive and immersive theatre experience on the NC State campus.
Meet Joshua Reaves, director of University Theatre, in the spotlight series featuring Arts NC State directors.
Meet Adrienne McKenzie. Ten years ago, she started working in the University Theatre costume shop as a student. After completing bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the NC State College of Design, Adrienne is now a full-time costume technician – and a finalist for the Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery.
A former director who set the stage for NC State’s strong theatre program has died at age 95.
The annual Arts NC State creative and performing arts awards celebrate NC State students who either create new work and/or perform in dance, music or theatre.
Josh Reaves has been named the new director of University Theatre, NC State’s open access theatre company serving the entire student body.
As John McIlwee nears his retirement in June after three decades with the University Theatre program, alumni and patrons are gathering to double the John C. McIlwee Endowment by raising $100,000. Roy Cromartie and Paul Fomberg are leading the effort with a $25,000 commitment.
We all know NC State is living proof that chemical engineers can be sensational singers, accountants can really act and software designers can play extraordinary piano. But who knew arts at NC State could also be an incubator for lifelong love matches?
John McIlwee has spent 31 years in his beloved Thompson Hall. And as he prepares to retire from his position as University Theatre director in June, he is excited about his next act, despite not knowing exactly what it will be.