Guest Lecturers

Peter Coyote
Peter Coyote
, acclaimed author, actor, and activist

Gary John La Rosa: Coming to Campus in Spring 2016

Gary John La Rosa is a professional theatrical director/choreographer. More information to come.

Peter Coyote: April 2015

Peter Coyote, acclaimed author, actor, and activist was on our campus for a week in April 2015. He gave a wide-range of lectures on Buddhism and nonviolence, urban politics and social engagement, story telling, documentary production, acting, and survival in a creative environment. Read more

Ben Livingston: April 2015

Ben Livingston is an actor and writer working in New York. He holds an MFA in Drama from Indiana University and has appeared in over 50 roles in film and television, including most recently The Knick, Elementary, House of Cards, Daredevil, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and Person of Interest. Read more

Howell Binkley: February 2015

Howell Binkley, a Tony Award winner for best lighting design of a musical, gave a public lecture and two student workshops Monday, Feb. 9, and Tuesday, Feb. 10. He will shared insights on working on Broadway, how the process is different from the academic theatre and what skills are needed for careers in New York. Read more

Tim Saternow: November 2014

Saternow, a theatre designer, educator, art director and fine artist, is at the University of Arkansas as a McIlroy Family Visiting Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts. His paintings and interviews have been published in several books and magazines. Read more

Laurence Luckinbill: June 2012

Actor, playwright and University of Arkansas alumnus Laurence Luckinbill is returning to campus as a McIlroy Family Visiting Professor in Performing and Visual Arts. During his weeklong stay, the donation of his papers to the University of Arkansas Libraries will be celebrated, and Luckinbill will bring two historic personalities to life on stage. Read more

Elizabeth Barnes: April 2012

Professional casting director Elizabeth Barnes will be on the University of Arkansas campus next week to instruct drama students on various aspects of the entertainment industry and give two public lectures. Read more

Sarah Colonna: March 2012

Colonna, an actress, writer, comedian and graduate of the Department of Theatre, was back on campus on March 29 to perform her Stand Up comedy and sign copies of her book – including providing a copy to the first 200 students at her show. Read more

Bret Yount: January 2012

Bret Yount, a University of Arkansas graduate of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, has returned to Fayetteville as a McIlroy Family Visiting Professor to conduct a one-week, hands-on workshop for student actors on stage combat to improve theatrical performance techniques. Read more

Tony-Winning Writer and Director to Lecture at University of Arkansas: 2011

Moisés Kaufman, a Tony-winning and Emmy-nominated director and award-winning playwright, will present a workshop at the Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studio at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17. Read more