Larry Powell steps on stage of the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles. The 700-seat theater, 3,000 miles from Broadway, has for decades hosted Hollywood stars hungry for West Coast stage time. The actor—who received his professional training in Carnegie Mellon University’s rigorous theater conservatory program—has already established a respectable career through starring roles in regional theaters across the country. He doesn’t have an Oscar or an Emmy yet,

Sarah Pickett, Assistant Professor of Sound Design and Caden Manson, Associate Professor in the John Wells Directing Program have been named among the winners of the inaugura Fund for Research and Creativity Awards. The College of Fine Arts Fund for Research and Creativity (FRC) was established in 2015 by President Subra Suresh of Carnegie Mellon University and supplemented by the College of Fine Arts to support research and creative projects

Narelle Sissons, associate professor of design, recently designed the scenery for Pittsburgh’s City Theatre production of “The Last Match” by Anna Ziegler, directed by Tracy Brigden. In this interview with The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Sharon Eberson, Sissons talks about her design process and her experience with the play’s topic, tennis. Eberson writes: “The setting in a tennis match gave Ms. Sissons a twinge of nostalgia for when she was an active