M.F.A. Candidate Uses Lighting Design to Improve Air Travel

College of Fine Arts

M.F.A. candidate Andrew Carson's thesis explored ways theatrical lighting can match passengers circadian rhythms in order to reduce the feeling of jet-jag. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Faculty Emerita's Play Nominated for Helen Hayes Award

Susan Zeder's play When She Had Wings (Imagination Stage, Maryland) received three Helen Hayes Award nominations for choreography, sound design and Outstanding Production, Theatre for Young Audiences. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Faculty Member Kirk Lynn "Fixes" Shakespeare

Austin American-Statesman

Playwrighting faculty member and co-founder of Rude Mechs theatre collective, Kirk Lynn "fixes" Shakespeare's least-performed plays. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ph.D. Candidate Bart Pitchford Explores Theatre in Syrian Refugee Camp

The Daily Texan

Veteran and Department of Theatre and Dance Ph.D. candidate Bart Pitchford is exploring how refugees in Zaatari Refugee Camp (Jordan) use performance to re-imagine citizenship and community. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tony Award-Winning Designer Kevin Adams Honored as Doty Distinguished Alumnus

College of Fine Arts

Kevin Adams recently received the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award for his work in the field of lighting design. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean Explores the American South in New Play "Terminus"

Austin American-Statesman

Alumnus Gabriel Jason Dean's (M.F.A. 2012) play Terminus, opening at The Vortex this week, explores the haunting past and present of the American South.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Theatre and Dance Partners with ZACH Theatre

José Cruz González's bilingual play Tomás and the Library Lady opens January 15 at ZACH Theatre's Whisenhunt Stage.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Live Entertainment Pioneer Allen Becker to Receive 2016 Doty Award

UT College of Fine Arts

Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams (B.F.A. 1984) also to receive Distinguished Alumni Award.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New Play Development Conference Comes to the Department of Theatre and Dance

Playwrights Kirk Lynn, Martín Zimmerman and Joanna Garner set to workshop new plays as part of the inaugural groundswell playwrights conference (GPC). 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Professor Steven Dietz's play included in 2016 Humana Festival

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Actors Theatre of Louisville announces the lineup for the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays, including the premiere of This Random World by Steven Dietz.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015