Skip to main content
Vanderbilt Background Photo


Cecil Jones, Jr., influential emeritus theatre professor, has died

Mar. 23, 2023—Cecil Jones, Jr., professor of theatre, emeritus, who taught at Vanderbilt for 29 years, died on March 18 in Nashville. He was 92. Born in Nashville, he completed his undergraduate education at Vanderbilt, graduating with a bachelor of arts in 1951. He went on to earn his master’s degree from Northwestern University in 1952 and...

Read more

Setting the Stage | Brooke Dennison BA’22 Theatre & English (Senior Spotlight)

Jan. 31, 2022—Last fall, the A&S Theatre Department introduced its first student director, Brooke Dennison (BA’22 Theatre & English), in almost a decade. As the department debuted its 2021-2022 season with the Plays from the Pandemic series, Dennison and Theatre faculty speak to the importance of this unique and transformative experience.

Read more

“Don’t Go” Gives Students a Chance to Leave Their Mark With Experimental Theatre Workshop

Dec. 6, 2019—On November 20, in a dimly lit Neely Auditorium, the Greek heroine Antigone stood center stage. She was in anguish and held a white balloon against her body. She popped the balloon, projecting red confetti into the air, and fell to the floor. Her fiancé, Haemon, entered the scene and did the same. In the...

Read more