Alumni in the News

Jim Walters (MFA in Directing, 1969)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

is set designer for a hit television show “NCIS” (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) that is entering its 5th season. It airs Tuesday nights on CBS.

Chad Raines (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 1999)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

recently took a position with Enspire Learning as a Producer. He is also pursuing a Masters in Project Management at St. Edwards University, is a company member of Salvage Vanguard Theatre, and regularly volunteers as venue and stage manager at various festivals in Austin.

Val Winkelman (MFA in Theatrical Design, 1990)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

has recently been named Interim Head of the Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts at Auburn University Montgomery.

Jim Wear (BFA Drama, ‘73)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

has opened three “new” theatres in Plano, Texas since 2002 in addition to advocating for the arts through several activities: planning the Arts of Collin County facilities, managing the City of Plano’s Cultural Arts grants program, and working with the Dallas Business Arts and Culture among other activities.

Will Underwood (BA Drama, ‘97)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

is Associate Producer of Eve of Understanding, an award-winning indie film to premiere in Texas at the inaugural AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Eve of Understanding was filmed largely in Katy and Austin, Texas.

Greg Romero (MFA Playwriting, ‘06)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

premiered his play The Most Beautiful Lullaby Ever Heard at City Attic Theatre, an emerging off-off-Broadway company in May 2007.

Mark Reeb (BFA Theatrical Design, ‘98)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

is Associate Producer of Eve of Understanding, an award-winning indie film to premiere in Texas at the inaugural AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Mark also plays the role of Glenn in the film that was filmed largely in Katy and Austin, Texas.

Jen Prince (BFA Drama, ‘98)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

is Producer of Eve of Understanding, an award-winning indie film to premiere in Texas at the inaugural AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Eve of Understanding was filmed largely in Katy and Austin, Texas.

Gordon Prince (BFA Drama, ‘98)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

is Co-Producer of Eve of Understanding, an award-winning indie film to premiere in Texas at the inaugural AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Eve of Understanding was filmed largely in Katy and Austin, Texas.

Robin L. McGee (MFA Drama, ‘92)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

co-wrote, with Arnold S. Levine, Patterns for Costume Accessories, a collection of over 80 patterns for period and costume accessories.

Carson Kreitzer (MFA Playwriting, ‘06)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

was accepted into New Dramatists Class of 2013.

Elizabeth Holland Gendler (BA Dance, ‘05)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

is a stockbroker with Alliance Financial Group, Inc. in Dallas

Elliott Forrest (BA Drama, ‘79)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

named co-artistic director of Riverspace Arts in Nyack, NY. The theatre had been dark for 11 months until Elliott helped gather community support to bring it back to life.

Dan Dietz (MFA Drama, ‘99)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

is one of eleven playwrights selected in the ninth round of the Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, jointly developed by the TCG and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from the Ford Foundation. The program allows playwrights to create new work while in residence at a theatre, and to become a part of that theatre’s artistic life and community activities. He will be in residence at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX.

Michael D. Arthur (PhD Theatre History & Criticism, ‘99)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

made his New York stage debut in March 2007 at the Joyce Theater. He appeared on stage with Buglisi Dance Theatre in a piece called Acapelorus (A Walrus Tale) where his live drawings were projected on a screen behind the dancers as they performed.

Literary agent William Craver (M.F.A. 1956)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

has a new musical, PASSING STRANGE, running at the Public/NY Shakespeare Theatre May 14-June 3, 2007. Another UT alum, Kevin Adams (B.F.A. 1984), is Lighting Designer for this show.

See Joe Murray (M.F.A. Acting, 2001)

Sunday, June 17, 2007

in this national commercial for Wendy’s. He plays the scientist who runs the wind tunnel.

Recently graduated Anastasia Coon (M.F.A. in Acting, 2007)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

just landed her first Equity contract with a professional theatre company in California as the lead role in Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.” She’s very excited as it’s a great challenge in British dialect and with a director she loves and respects.

Bill Green (BFA in Drama, 1950)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

starred as a cynical senator in THE VIEW FROM K STREET at Alternate Stages in New York City. The play just closed after a month run.

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