Alumni in the News

Eric Vera (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2008)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Eric Vera (B.F.A., Theatre Studies, 2008) has just been named the Executive Artistic Director of The Camille Playhouse in Brownsville, Texas. It is a wonderful opportunity for Vera, as he returns to his hometown and leads the theatre that was integral to his early education.

Vera recently served on the Department of Theatre and Dance alumni committee for The Fantasticks 50th Anniversary. You can learn more about him on the alumni spotlight.

Fred Jones (B.A., Theatre and Dance, '08)

Monday, May 9, 2011   |  The Wall Street Journal Online

Fred Jones (B.A., Theatre and Dance, '08) and his acting partner, Paul Marino, were recently featured by The Wall Street Journal Online.  They are combing the subway lines underneath the streets of New York City in an interesting form of guerilla theatre – two-man scenes from Shakespeare.

Lisa D'Amour (M.F.A. in Playwriting, '96)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lisa D'Amour (M.F.A., Playwriting, '96) was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in drama for her play Detroit. Premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater in September 2010, Detroit is described by the Pulitzer jury as “a contemporary tragicomic play that depicts a slice of desperate life in a declining inner-ring suburb where hope is in foreclosure.” Detroit will be produced on Broadway in early fall of 2011 under the direction of Austin Pendleton. This marks D'Amour's Broadway debut.

Marie S. Brown at the 808 Gallery in Boston

Monday, February 7, 2011

Marie S. Brown (M.F.A., Directing, 2010) just completed a very exciting project directing a collaborative group of artists called TRIIIBE in a major exhibition at the 808 Gallery in Boston, MA. A selection of pieces from this show were then moved to the Dodge Gallery in NYC where they will reside for another few weeks. Since then, Brown has been collaborating with several artists from this group on two different new projects: the production of a stop animation film and a reproduction of The Nomadic Dream Project at the Prague Quadrennial, which was first created by an ensemble of UT students for the 2009 Cohen New Works Festival.

Shaun Patrick Tubbs cast in "The Book of Grace"

Monday, February 7, 2011   |  Zach 2010-2011 Production Season

Shaun Patrick Tubbs (MFA Acting ’10) was cast in The Book of Grace Written and Directed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks, at Zach. Opens June 2, 2011.

A South Texas family breaks through familial borders when a young man named Snake returns home, lured by his stepmother Grace, to reunite with his father, a border patrol agent. The prodigal son confronts his father, and fences are erected as everyday life erupts into a battle for personal survival. At once fiercely intimate and explosive, this surprising and truly original play finds three people bound together by longing, passion and ambition.

Marie S. Brown (M.F.A., Directing, 2010)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Marie S. Brown (M.F.A., Directing, 2010) just completed a very exciting project directing a collaborative group of artists called TRIIIBE in a major exhibition at the 808 Gallery in Boston, MA. A selection of pieces from this show were then moved to the Dodge Gallery in NYC where they will reside for another few weeks. Since then, Brown has been collaborating with several artists from this group on two different new projects: the production of a stop animation film and a reproduction of The Nomadic Dream Project at the Prague Quadrennial, which was first created by an ensemble of UT students for the 2009 Cohen New Works Festival.

Catherine Rogers (M.F.A., Drama, '93)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Catherine Rogers (M.F.A., Drama, ’93) will be in The Sudden Death of Everyone at the Manhattan Theatre Source on November 10th at 7 p.m. and Friday, November 12th at 7 p.m. Click here for tickets.

Clare Croft (Ph.D., Theatre, '10)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Clare Croft (Ph.D., Theatre, ’10) currently holds a prestigious post-doc at the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of the Sally Banes Biennial Publication Prize for the best publication that explores the intersections of theatre and dance/movement from the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR).

Jennifer McCamish (B.A., Dance, '96)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jennifer McCamish (B.A., Dance, ’96) opened Dancers Shape in Austin, TX. Holding classes in yoga and pilates, this new studio is also introducing a new style of fitness to Austin, called Dancers Shape, which incorporates aspects from ballet, yoga, pilates and traditional circuit training. Grand opening specials are available through Dec. 31st.

Performance as Public Practice Article Wins Prize for Explorations of the New York City Ballet

Monday, October 18, 2010

Clare Croft (PhD 2010) receives the Sally Banes Biennial Publication Prize for her article “Ballet Nations: The New York City Ballet’s 1962 US State Department–Sponsored Tour of the Soviet Union” published in Theatre Journal.

Broadway Debut for MFA '07 Grad

Monday, October 18, 2010   |  The New York Times

Kate Roberts (MFA ’07) stars in the new Broadway production Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

UT Alumni nominated for prestigious Chicago Jeff awards

Wednesday, September 29, 2010   |  Chicago Tribune

MFA Playwright Andrew Hinderaker nominated for Best New Play, Suicide Incorporated, in Chicago’s Jeff Awards. Alum Inseung Park nominated for Jeff award for Best Scenic Design of a Midsize Production. Best Scenic Design of a Midsize Production.

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