UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents The Bigot

large%20yellow%20box%20with%20UTNT%20textBy William Glick
Directed by Hannah Wolf

When Simon Levinson accuses his father of bigotry, he must confront a series of larger challenges, including the polarization of American politics and how to make his boyfriend love him. Taking place over the course of the Obama years, the play explores what we gain and lose when society progresses and asks us to answer the question, "Who is the true bigot?"

The Bigot contains mature themes and is not recommended for a young audience. The play portrays acts of racism and bigotry, as well as mature sexual content.

The running time is approximately two hours and includes one intermission. View the The Bigot playbill.

Performances

March 4, 8 at 7:30 p.m. and March 12 at 2:00 p.m.

About the Playwright

William Glick's plays include Kin Folk (World Premiere The New Colony, 2016), Wilma (PlayPenn Semi-Finalist, 2016), Faggot Dolls (Workshop Production Cohen New Works Festival, 2015) ​and ​The Winter Farm (National Playwright's Conference Semi-Finalist.) He was born and raised in South Florida and then moved to the midwest to study politics and theatre at the University of Chicago. After graduating, he worked in Chicago as a playwright, director and an assistant dramaturg at Steppenwolf and Northlight theaters. He is currently a James Michener Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

About UTNT (UT New Theatre)

Established in 2007, UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from graduate playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. This showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many plays continuing on to be professionally produced across the country. UTNT (UT New Theatre) 2017 is curated by Liz Engelman and Steven Dietz.

Community Engagement Event

Post Performance Conversation
In the B. Iden Payne Theatre immediately following the all performances of The Bigot

Join other audience members in a brief, facilitated dialogue around the themes and issues found in The Bigot.

Video

UTNT (UT New Theatre): The Bigot from Texas Theatre and Dance on Vimeo.