This month, the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno presents a musical theatre revue in response to this very moment.
“In a year of unprecedented change, the musical theatre program wanted to take time to reflect and respond to the challenges we’ve encountered,” Kasey Graham, assistant professor of theatre and area head of musical theatre, said.
The pandemic has and continues to bring a myriad of stressors that affect each of us in unique and challenging ways. Bruised and Brave examines these enhanced struggles affecting our daily lives while exploring how the mental health of ourselves and those around us can be protected during this trying time.
“Like everything this year, creating ‘Bruised & Brave’ was no easy task,” Graham said. “The cast and team worked tirelessly over zoom, socially distanced rehearsals, and in COVID-safe recording studios to bring this revue to life. We’re thrilled to present our first virtual presentation, a true labor of love for all of us.”
Bruised and Brave premieres at 7:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 13, and is available on-demand through midnight Sunday, Nov. 15. This event is free and open to the public. After registering for free, guests will receive an email confirmation with instructions for how to view the performance.
The production of Bruised and Brave was funded in part by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and the Graduate Student Association.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is a collaborative community of artists and scholars – faculty, staff and students, aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in their teaching, learning, research, creative endeavors and outreach to the community and state. Students explore all aspects of the performing arts through classes, studios and hands-on experiences onstage and behind the scenes. Rooted in the liberal arts traditions, the program prepares students with the skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in the performing arts and beyond.
The School of the Arts includes 15 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across the disciplines of Visual Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance. Annually, School of the Arts presents inspiring, thought-provoking, world-class visual art exhibitions, musical performances, theatre productions, and dance concerts. The School’s degree programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciplines, enabling students to contribute as artists, educators and scholars at the local level and beyond. Finally, the School, as well as the College of Liberal Arts, encourage broad campus and community participation in the arts through its numerous performances, lectures, exhibitions, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.
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