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UM Film Professor Works with Industry Stars

Collaborating with big names for her next feature film project NOVEMBER 3, 2022 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN While on a research and maternity leave, Jaye Davidson, an assistant professor of film production at the University of Mississippi, is working on several interesting film projects. “At the moment, I am focusing on writing, producing, and directing. I’ve […]


Into the Woods

Seeing the Woods With No Trees

UM production of ‘Into the Woods’ delivers innovative take on popular musical OCTOBER 30, 2022 BY KATHERINE STEWART Have you ever imagined how much fun it might be if characters from your favorite stories came together to create a story of their own? With its latest production, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and […]


Jay Jurden

Up-and-Coming Comedian to Perform at Ford Center

Alumnus Jay Jurden returns to campus for Artist Series event OCTOBER 20, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi alumnus who is gaining a national audience as a comedian is returning to campus for a performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Jay Jurden, who received his bachelor’s degree in theatre and acting from […]


Into the Breeches

‘Into the Breeches!’ Is a Love Letter to the Theater

Wartime play-within-a-play brings laughs, love for Department of Theatre and Film’s season opener OCTOBER 2, 2022 BY KATHERINE STEWART The arts are a naturally reflective discipline, and among all the visual and performing arts, theater is perhaps the most self-reflective: plays about theater are as common as songs about love. “Into the Breeches!” the latest production by […]


Pianist Bruce Levingston is set to perform Sept. 22 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the creation of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts. Photo by Michael Poliza

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the […]


The university will honor the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation and Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat with Concerto Awards in honor of their efforts to build the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2002. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM to Dedicate Student Union Name, Present Concerto Award

AUGUST 24, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN The University of Mississippi will formally dedicate the new name of the Ole Miss Student Union on Friday (Aug. 26), paying tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation that continues to have a transformative impact on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses. The public is invited […]


Parting is Still Such Sweet Sorrow

Theatre and Film offers an unfamiliar take on familiar star-crossed lovers ‘Romeo and Juliet’ April 19, 2022 By Katherine Stewart If you get a sense of déjà vu watching the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film‘s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” it’s not just because you’ve read or seen the popular play before – it’s […]


Who Says You Can’t Put a Hurricane on Stage?

Theatre and Film at UM brings world premiere, wild weather to Meek Auditorium March 1, 2022 By Katherine Stewart The first 2022 production of the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is a world premiere that was developed right here in Oxford and features an unlikely character: the weather. “Hazel” runs in Meek Hall Auditorium through […]


Latest UM Theatre Production Asks: ‘What Would Elle Do?’

‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ brings live acting back with a bend and snap October 28, 2021 by Katherine Stewart After more than 18 months away from auditorium stages, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is returning, unleashing all that pent-up energy with a spectacular production big enough to fill the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the […]


Kate Tsang

Filmmaker Kate Tsang Visits Oxford to Close Out Sarahfest

October 19th, 2021 by Theresa Starkey On Wednesday, November 3rd and 4th, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi will host a screening, craft talk, and public reception for artist, filmmaker, and Emmy-nominated writer Kate Tsang. Her debut film, Marvelous and the Black Hole, will be screened at […]