Professional Development

UVA Acts - Book a Performance

UVA Acts programming is designed to tour to departments, schools, and professional group. We want the conversations and ideas that are generated during our performances to continue long after we leave, and this happens easily when audience members are already connected and collaborating. Follow the steps below to start the process of bringing UVA Acts to your colleagues and peers. 

Teaching Awards

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost issues a call for nominations each fall. Nominations may be submitted for either the Excellence in Education Abroad Award or an Open Award. Nominees for an Open Award are considered for all Open Teaching Awards for which they are eligible. 

Karen Dabney

Karen Dabney, Artistic Director and Program Manager - UVA Acts
Artistic Director and Program Manager - UVA Acts
Karen M. Dabney comes to UVA Acts from the world of higher education, having taught as a full-time Tenure-Track or Visiting Assistant Professor from 2015-2021. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre at the University of Colorado–Boulder, an MFA in Directing at the New School for Drama in New York City, and a B.A. in Women’s Studies with a minor in American Racial and Multicultural Studies at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.