Category Archives: Department Notices

Acting Proficiencies – Fall 2018

Please make sure that you take the time to come to the TMA Office on the 5th floor, D-wing of the HFAC as soon as possible to sign up for your acting and MDT proficiencies. The TMA Office is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. See the flyer below for more specific details about available dates and times for proficiencies.


Volunteer Opportunity 2018 – BYU Nursing Department

The BYU Nursing Department is looking for theatre student volunteers to help us enhance the simulation learning experience for our Nursing students. These will be one hour sessions where you will be assuming the role of family member to a simulated patient (high fidelity manikin). You will be at the bedside in our simulation center (Kimball tower) and will interact with the student nurses as they work on meeting multiple patient and family needs. Wigs and props will be provided as well as a detailed role distribution and simulation objectives. Simulation dates will be Nov. 8-9, 15-16 and 29-30. More information and a sign up document will be available in the newsletter at the start of Fall Semester. For questions, contact Christine Peters at

Important Update from the CFAC 2018

The College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) wants to stay updated on all your summer adventures! From study abroad programs to internships, we want to hear about your experiences. There are two ways to share your summer with us:

  1. Use #ExperienceCFAC on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
  2. Submit your stories through the online portal:
    1. Contribute details for a CFAC news feature.
    2. Write a personal essay and upload it. If you would like us to publish your story on our sites, please see our Publication Guidelines and Agreement.

We are excited to see all the adventures you go on this summer!


We congratulate all those who participated in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival this past week.  In the Acting arena, we congratulate the following students who were recognized:

  • Irene Ryan National Finalist: Bradley Mackay (This is the 5th year in a row that a BYU student has been the Irene Ryan national finalist from Region 8.)
  • Regional Classical Acting Award (National partners of the American Theatre): Chelsea Mortensen (This is the 2nd year in a row that a BYU student has received the Classical Acting award.)
  • Irene Ryan Finalist/Semifinalists & partners: Bradley Mackay & Malia Mackay and
    Chelsea Mortensen & Clara Richardson
  • Musical Theatre Initiative Finalist: Madison Dennis

In the Design Tech area:

  • Lighting Design Fellowship Winner: Susan Kupferer
  • Sound Design Fellowship Alternate: Katie Tenney
  • Lighting Design Finalist: Susan Kupferer
  • Makeup and Hair Design Finalist: Sarah Bult
  • Sound Design Finalist: Katie Tenney
  • Stage Management Finalists: MK Park and Susan Kupferer

In the Dramaturgy and Directing areas:

  • Honorable mention in dramaturgy: Rachelle Sutton
  • Finalist in directing:  Mariah Eames
  • Faculty member George Nelson received the directing award for the ten minute play festival.

The three students that will return to the national competition in Washington D.C. this spring will be Bradley Mackay and his partner, Malia Mackay (Irene Ryan Scholarship Awards), and Susan Kupferer (Lighting Design).