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Alums Come Home

Held approximately every five years, Alums Come Home is a reunion for all members of the KU Theatre & Dance family. The weekend includes a University Theatre production, workshops for students led by alumni with established careers, and receptions for alumni and students to connect.

Alums Come Home VII, October 22-24, 2021

This will be our first reunion since 2013, and our first since the Departments of Theatre and Dance merged three years ago.

We hope you can take this opportunity to join us here in Lawrence to:

  • Reconnect with former classmates
  • Network with fellow Jayhawks
  • Visit with current and former faculty and staff
  • Teach or attend master classes
  • Learn about the latest developments in Theatre and Dance at KU
  • Participate in significant conversations pertaining to our industries
  • Serve as a role model for the next generation of Jayhawks
  • Celebrate our beloved Director of Theatre, Katherine (Kathy) Pryor, who will retire in 2022 after forty seasons with the University Theatre.

Please take a couple minutes to complete our Pre-registration/Interest Survey. Those interested in leading or participating in a workshop, master class, panel discussion, script-in-hand reading, and/or open mic night should let us know by completing the survey by May 15, 2021.


We are currently arranging for room blocks at a few Lawrence hotels. Please check back for more information.

Schedule of Events:

This is only a preliminary list of events. Events take place on campus unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
7:30 p.m. - Early Bird Reception, location TBD

Friday, October 22, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Workshops/Master Classes/Panel Discussions
11:00 a.m. - Tour of Murphy Hall
1:00 p.m. - Tour of Robinson Center
1:15 p.m. - Dance Showcase #1
2:30 p.m. - Script-in-hand reading #1
7:30 p.m. - Welcome Home Celebration/Open Mic Night at Liberty Hall

Saturday October 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. - Memorial Service to honor our beloved alumni
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm - Workshops/Master Classes/Panel Discussions
1:00 p.m. - Dance Showcase #2
2:00 p.m. - Script-in-hand reading #2
6:30 p.m. - Pre-show Reception
7:30 p.m. - University Theatre production of Head Over Heels
9:30 p.m. - Afterglow Party at Cider Gallery

Katherine Pryor Student Emergency Fundraiser

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