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John C. McIlwee

It is not often life brings us someone as special, someone as talented, and someone as loved as John McIlwee. His inspiration to so many is made evident by the many cherished stories from his students, family, and friends. Many speak of how their lives were made better because of him.

John passed the morning of October 2, 2022

The family of John McIlwee is hosting a celebration of life in memory of John on Saturday, March 18 in Stewart Theatre. Friends, colleagues and University Theatre alumni are invited to attend.

The doors will open at 1pm, and the event begins at 1:30. Following the ceremony in Stewart Theatre, there will be a visitation in the lobby of Thompson Hall, John’s home for creating theatre magic for almost 32 years.

As this is an event to celebrate fashion guru John McIlwee, his family encourages those attending to wear something John would like to see you wear (colorful, not black). Pink is optional.

Honoring John C. McIlwee, former director of University Theatre

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The Studio Series

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Need a space for your next event?

University Theatre’s Event Operations team manages and operates spaces in Frank Thompson Hall, and Stewart Theatre located in Talley Student Union.

Thompson Hall is home to the 192 seat Titmus Theatre, and 103 seat Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre — production shops, a rehearsal hall, and classrooms.

Video Archive

Strictly Speaking Series
Conversations with professional theatre makers who speak about their work, their industry and their journey in the arts.

How-to-Theatre Series
Video lessons in various production techniques that work beyond the walls of the theatre. Lessons span general items such as woodworking, sewing, makeup, welding, audio, scenic painting, embroidery, audio recording, and CNC router use.

The final 10-minute play presentations. See works written by Satya Paramita, Emily Chiola, Christian O’Neal, Allison Fradkin, Gus Allen, George Jack, Kaitlan C. Farrior, Ter Chavez, and Brody McCurdy.

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