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The Cohen New Works Festival 2017

Apr. 10 – 14, 2017
Winship Drama Building

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Apr. 20 – 23, 2017
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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2017 BFA Actor Showcase

Apr. 25, 2017
The Matrix Theatre

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Ears, Eyes + Feet

May. 5 – 6, 2017
B. Iden Payne Theatre

Defining What Is New

Thursday, March 9, 2017   |  UT College of Fine Arts
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For one week, every other year, the Department of Theatre and Dance pauses, as the Cohen New Works Festival transforms nearly every imaginable space in the Winship Drama Building to host exhibitions of art. Enjoy a sneak peek of a sampling of projects to debut at the Festival, April 10 through 14.

Creating New Work with UTNT (UT New Theatre)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog
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We sat down with Megan Tabaque (playwright, Galactic Orphans), Graham Schmidt (director, Galactic Orphans), Elizabeth Doss (playwright, Slumber Party), Lirit Pendell (costume designer), Tucker Martin (“Simon Levinson,” The Bigot), Jade Jackson (“Amber,” Gondal) and Adam Sussman (director, Gondal) to learn more about the challenges and thrills of cultivating new works of theatre as they move from ideas to the stage.

Worst-Case Scenarios: A New Canon of Military Plays

Friday, March 3, 2017   |  American Theatre
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Psychological trauma is the subject of most plays about service members. Does this represent most veterans' reality, or does it further complicate their reentry? Ph.D. candidate and military veteran Bart Pitchford explores the relationship between America's theatre and its veterans.