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UConn Nutmeg Theatre becomes Connecticut Repertory Theatre
The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) is the producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. CRT productions are directed , designed by and cast with visiting professional artists, including members of the Actors’ Equity Association, faculty members, and the Department’s most advanced student artists. The synergy between professional and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.
Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future
Dean David Woods served the School and the University from 2000 to 2012. His successor, Dean Brid Grant, served from 2012 to 2015.
The timeline team extends our thanks to both of these leaders. Their enthusiastic support has made this timeline possible. Please visit our Acknowledgments page to learn about many other contributors.
CRT’s Nutmeg Summer Theatre tradition revived by benefactor support
Dramatic Arts/CRT Ranked Among Top Five Programs in USA by Accrediting Organization
“A team from the University/Resident Theatre Association not only approved first-time accreditation for the Department of Dramatic Arts, but also noted that the ‘University of Connecticut Department of Dramatic Arts and Connecticut Repertory Theatre are among the top 5 theater programs in the Unived States today.’ ” — School of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut. Annual Report 1999/2000: Executive Summary. Storrs: School of Fine Arts, 2000.
SFA’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated
April 30, 2011
Festivities began with a concert to re-dedicate and celebrate the completion of the restoration of the University’s carillon.
The beautiful spring weather was ideal for a celebratory procession to an outdoor reception at the Benton Art Museum.
Following the reception came an “Arts Walk” featuring student presentations of a variety of art forms.
The evening concluded with the annual awards ceremony recognizing outstanding students, faculty and staff.
Dean, with input from Department Heads, submits Hiring Plan for Faculty for the School of Fine Arts to Provost.
Out of three million dollars available for distribution across the University, SFA was allocated $800,000 for nine new positions, three in Music, two in Dramatic Arts, and one in Art and Art History in addition to a search already approved, a joint appointment with the Women’s Center. The Provost also provided funds for support of a joint appointment with Business and Engineering in the area of Digital Media. The funding for the Digital Media position will be based in the School of Fine Arts. All positions expected to be filled in August, 2012.
School of Fine Arts reached its $12 million goal for the 2006 Capital Campaign
Dean Woods announced that the School of Fine Arts reached its $12 million goal for the Capital Campaign of the University of Connecticut Foundation begun on July 1, 2006. SFA was the only school at the University of Connecticut to have reached 100% of its Campaign goal. Woods thanked faculty and staff for a 55% participation rate in the ”Close to Home” campaign and Paul Goldberg of the Foundation for his tireless efforts on behalf of the School.