Tina Fey by Miller Mobely

In the News:

The University of Virginia President’s Speaker Series for the Arts will present award-winning writer, actor, producer, and noted UVA alumna Tina Fey on April 23 at 3 pm at John Paul Jones Arena. Fey, who inaugurated the series in 2013, will participate in an onstage conversation moderated by UVA President Jim Ryan.

Fey is an award-winning writer, actress and producer. She continues to be celebrated for creating and inhabiting the iconic Liz Lemon character from 30 Rock, which Fey also co-wrote and co-executive produced. The series earned 16 Emmys and is the record-holder for the most Emmy nominations in one season for any comedy series. The show received 103 Emmy nominations over seven seasons on NBC.

WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3pm (doors at 2pm)

WHERE: John Paul Jones Arena (Clear Bag Policy in effect)

TICKETS: General admission tickets are FREE and are available today, Wednesday, March 1 – through Friday, April 21 at the following locations:

Tickets are still available: JPJ Box Office will open at 12pm on Sunday, April 23rd, for new tickets and will call. 

*There is a limit of one ticket per student and two for Community, Staff, & Faculty at the Box Offices, and up to four may be acquired online.

**If you are with a group and would like to request bulk tickets, please complete this FORM, and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

SERVICES: The event will be live-captioned. We will also have ASL-English interpreting services. Please email Emma to reserve your seats in this section.  

UVA Students: Do you have a question for Tina Fey? 

We are looking for a few questions for Tina Fey from UVA Students! If interested, please submit your video via this link by April 12th. 

  • Start the video by introducing yourself: name, school, major, and class year! 
  • Video must be in landscape orientation. 
  • We will let you know if your video was chosen by April 19th. 
  • Any questions, email Emma Terry, Programs & Communication Director for UVA Arts

Tina Fey is an award-winning writer, actress, and producer. Fey continues to be celebrated for creating and inhabiting the iconic ‘Liz Lemon’ from 30 Rock, which Fey also co-wrote and co-executive produced. The series earned 16 Emmys and is the record-holder for the most Emmy nominations in one season for any comedy series receiving a total of 103 Emmy nominations over 7 seasons on NBC. Prior to creating 30 Rock, Fey completed 9 seasons as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. She has continued to co-create, and executive produce hit shows such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Great News, Mr. Mayor, and Girls5eva. Additional film credits include Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night, Sisters, and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, to name a few, as well as recently starring as a featured voice in Disney/Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated film Soul.

In addition, Fey had memorable roles in Prime Video’s Modern Love and most recently was featured in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building with Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez. In 2011, Fey published her first book, Bossypants, which topped the New York Times best-seller list. The book also received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. Currently, Fey is developing the big-screen, musical adaptation of her cult classic film and Tony-nominated Broadway musical version of Mean Girls: The Musical. Fey has several projects in development under her production banner, Little Stranger. 

With Special Guests:

Cavalier Marching Band

K Edge Dance CrewK-Edge Dance Crew

Founded in 2015, K-Edge is a K-pop interest dance group at the University of Virginia. We aim to spread an appreciation for Korean music and culture through our charismatic performances and video projects found on our YouTube channel @K-Edge Dance Crew and Instagram @kedgedance.

SPONSORS & PARTNERS: The President’s Speaker Series for the Arts is presented by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation and supported by the offices of the President and the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice Provost for the Arts, & UVA Arts. 

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Press Release: 

Tina Fey by Miller Mobely
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Tina Fey Returning to UVA for President’s Speaker Series for the Arts

February 24, 2023
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President’s Speaker Series for the Arts

The President’s Speaker Series for the Arts aims to bring a global leader in the Arts to the University to speak about the value and meaning of the Arts to universities, communities, and the nation.