Get to know some of our outstanding School of Education graduates

May 11, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, UW–Madison will celebrate its Spring 2022 Commencement. We reached out to a few of the more than 600 students who are graduating from programs in the School of Education to learn about their favorite memories, advice for incoming students, and future plans.

Inaugural Arts Crawl at UW–Madison starts March 31

March 30, 2022

The inaugural Arts Crawl will take place on the UW–Madison campus from Thursday, March 31 – Saturday, April 2. Arts Crawl highlights a collection of arts events held over several days in the arts departments and co-curricular arts units at UW­–Madison, including the School of Education's Departments of Art, Dance, and Theatre and Drama.

‘A Piece of My Heart’ spotlights women who served in the Vietnam War

February 28, 2022

Focusing on a tumultuous era in our history, the UW–Madison Department of Theatre and Drama’s upcoming production of “A Piece of My Heart” presents a potent message on the human cost of war and the scars that still remain. The play will run March 3-11 in Vilas Hall's Gilbert V. Helmsley Theatre.

Mark H. directs world premiere of ‘The Mytilenean Debate’

February 24, 2022

Forward Theater Company’s upcoming world premiere of “The Mytilenean Debate” is directed by UW–Madison’s Mark Hairston (Mark H.), an assistant professor in the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama. Written by poet, award-winning author, and UW–Madison professor Quan Barry, the play raises questions about race, legacy, and the issues couples face as they navigate the world, both together and as individuals.

On Wisconsin shares alum Avi’s ‘rocky road to literary success’

February 8, 2022

An inspiring story about UW–Madison alumnus Edward Wortis appears in the Winter 2021 issue of On Wisconsin magazine. Wortis, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Department of Theatre and Drama, has struggled through his lifetime with dysgraphia, a neurological disorder that impairs the ability to write. Despite this, he has written more than 80 bestselling children's books and earned top honors in the field.

A Thousand Thank-yous to Errol Hill

February 1, 2022

We are kicking off Black History Month with a tribute to Errol Hill that was written by Professor Baron Kelly of our Department of Theatre and Drama. 

UW–Madison’s Kelly links his journey to that of acclaimed actor Ira Aldrige in WPR program

January 20, 2022

UW–Madison’s Baron Kelly, a professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama, was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio’s University of the Air in an episode that is titled, “Back Stage to Center Stage: The Groundbreaking Ira Aldrige.” In the episode, Kelly links his own journey to that of Aldrige (1807-1867), America’s first internationally acclaimed African American actor, and speaks about the one-person show he is developing.