College of Fine Arts and Design

Performing Arts Council

Established in August 2009

Mission Statement:

UCO's Performing Arts Council will educate, promote, and transform our students and the metropolitan community by employing innovative entertainment, thought provoking works of art and transformative learning.

Objectives:

  • Create Interdisciplinary Productions
  • Improve Curriculum across Disciplines
  • Promotion of UCO Performing Arts Productions
  • Cross—Discipline Casting for Productions
  • Improve Overall Communication
  • Sharing of Resources
  • Promotion of UCO's Performing Arts Programs

Success Stories:

PAC's first interdisciplinary production Changed Forever, based on the Oklahoma City National Memorial, was performed as a staged reading at the 2011 regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre FestivalAdditionally, the documentary Changed Forever, which chronicles the development of the playscript, was awarded the Grand Award (first place) in the Video Feature category at the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) Awards (2011).

Upcoming Interdisciplinary PAC Productions:

In the fall of 2011, Tim Mooney directed Moliere's Tartuffe (adapted by Tim Mooney) at Mitchell Hall.  Mr. Mooney has introduced over fifty thousand people to Moliere while touring the nation with his show Moliere Than Thou.  He is also the author of 16 celebrated new versions of the plays of Moliere (several now published at Playscripts, Inc.)  This interdisciplinary PAC production was a part UCO's Passport to France program.

Council Members:

Ms. Ines Burnham, Program Manager for the Oklahoma Center for Arts Education
Dr. Kevin Eckard, Opera Producer
Mr. Christopher Domanski, Assistant Chair, Theatre Arts and Head of Design/Technology
Dr. Ralph Morris, Instrumental/Orchestra Liaison
Dr. Karl Nelson, Director of Choral Music
Ms. Daisy Nystul, Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Dr. Greg White, Director of Music Theatre and Broadway Tonight
Dr. Keith White, Director of the School of Music