Alumni in the News

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.

Shannon Haragan (M.F.A. Acting, 1996) and Janelle Schremmer (M.F.A. Acting, 1997)

Friday, May 18, 2007

appear in the feature film CHALK, a faux-doc comedy about teachers and the public education system, released in theaters this summer.

Elena Araoz (M.F.A. in Acting, 2004)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

directs new play, Phallacy, written by Dr. Carl Djerassi, starring Simon Jones and Lisa Harrow. Runs May 15-June 10 at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City.

Jason Kendall (M.F.A. in Drama, 1996)

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

is training to be a docent in the astronomy and earth sciences areas of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Ryan King (B.F.A. in Theatre, 2001)

Monday, April 30, 2007

is acting in current UT Playwriting candidate Jenny Connell’s play CHRYSALIS on May 8-10 as part of the Nine Winning Plays showcase from the National M.F.A. Playwright’s Festival at the Atlantic Theater’s Stage Two.

Aaron Mack Schloff (M.F.A. in Playwriting, 2003)

Monday, April 30, 2007

is featured in the May/June international issue of American Theater, which presents his account of how four Argentine plays and playwrights traveled to New York. American Theater celebrates the issue with a party on May 14th at the Romanian Cultural Institute that also marks the visit of two Romanian theater artists. Additionally, Soho Think Tank at the Ohio Theatre is presenting a reading of Mr. Schloff’s play THE FLIGHT OF ICARUS at 3:00 pm on May 14 as part of its 6th Floor Series.

Lucy Nagle-Record (B.A. in Dance, 1977)

Monday, April 30, 2007

is an instructor at Pasadena Dance Theatre. Pasadena Dance Theatre is presenting “Beauty and the Beast” at the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium on May 12 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm and May 13 at 2:00 pm. Ms. Nagle-Record will also be choreographing for an Arts Festival in the Boston area this summer.

Gina Kaufmann (MFA in Drama, 1999)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

directs “Private Lives” at Sacramento Theater Company. Ms. Kaufmann is a theater and dance assistant professor at Sacramento State and a freelance director. Since graduating from UT Austin, she has taught at the University of Louisville, been a guest director at Brown University and taught at Dartmouth College as a guest. “Private Lives” runs through Sunday 2/18.

Dink O'Neal (BFA in Acting, 1984)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

recently appeared in an episode of Nickelodeon’s award winning family sitcom Drake & Josh in the role of Mr. Carmichael, the next door neighbor whose son’s treehouse is burned to the ground when Drake & Josh accidentally shoot a model rocket out of their bedroom window.

Tena Callahan (graduated Tena Bakos, BFA in Drama, 1977)

Friday, December 8, 2006

has been elected District Judge of the 302nd Family Court in Dallas County. She will utilize her theatrical background in her new position as fact-finder in contested family law matters. Tena graduated in from St. Mary’s University Law School, San Antonio, in December 1991.

Paul Alix (MFA in Theatrical Design, 2005)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

is working as Assistant Set Designer for Herbalife International based in Encino, California. His job has taken him to Boca Raton, Bangkok, Las Vegas, Mexico, Anaheim, and Lisbon. His advice to all new set designers: “After you learn how to hand draft, learn Vectorworks.”

Devon Painter (MFA Theatrical Design, 1990)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

is a freelance costume designer, currently serving as Costume Designer for the Studio Theatre’s production of “The Long Christmas Ride Home” by Paula Vogel. Check out Devon’s portfolio and current projects on her website.

William Peterson (PhD in Theatre History & Criticism, 1991) is now a Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Coordinator in the Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monash is one of Australia’s leading universities with strong academic links with Southeast Asia in ethnomusicology, history, politics, and anthropology. Part of his role in the Center is to further links with Southeast Asia in theatre and performance and to attract additional postgrads to the program.

David Utley (MFA Theatrical Design, 2006)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

is currently the Assistant Art Director on “Rendition,” a New Line Cinema feature film starring Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gylenhaal, and Meryl Streep. David is a new member of USA local 829, is living in L.A., and is scheduled to design “Mother Courage” in January at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre.

Blake Hammond (BA in Theatre & Dance, attended) stars as Edna Turnblad in Broadway musical HAIRSPRAY.

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Allen Robertson (MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth, 1992) plays the role of Buford in Austin's home-grown kiddie show "The Biscuit Brothers."

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The show just received a Lone Star Emmy nomination for children’s programming.