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The Department of Theatre Arts offers over twenty years of experience training students in both the practical and academic aspects of live theatre. Students reap the benefits of a large liberal-arts campus, situated within Pittsburgh's vibrant arts community.

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Diego Villada, a third-year PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies and a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, speaks to us about teaching, fight direction, and "understanding, unpacking and making arguments related to theater or performance with a high level of reflexivity."
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University of Pittsburgh undergrad Joseph Spinogatti discusses his exciting opportunity for practical theatre work and academic research assisting Broadway video designer Finn Ross on a theatrical production of "American Psycho."
Diego Villada's paper, "Heartwarming Stories Make Refugees the Object of Spectacle," is among those to win the 2016 Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Grad Expo.
Claudia Barnett visited the University of Pittsburgh recently for the first of two campus productions of her work slated for this year. She took some time to speak with us about her winding road to fully discovering her unique writer's voice.