The Austin American Statesman discusses upcoming Dance Repertory Theatre's production Momentum with co-artistic director Charles O. Anderson and student choreographers Oluwaseun Samuel Olayiwola and Gianina Casale. Momentum is a celebration of the influence of African American culture upon contemporary dance and a look at movement in a fresh and contemporary way.
The New York Times explores how mass shoots and gun violence is reckoned with on stage, including a conversation with alumnus Martin Zimmerman (M.F.A. 2010) on his work On the Exhale, which premiered at Roundabout Theatre Company February 7, 2017 .
February is Black History Month in the United States and Dance Repertory Theatre is marking the occasion in a celebration of African American culture upon contemporary dance in Momentum, under the artistic direction of Charles O. Anderson, Jeremy Arnold and Lyn C. Wiltshire.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's (B.A. 1975) film Hacksaw Ridge, co-written with Andrew Knight and directed by Mel Gibson, has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The College of Fine Arts recently sat down with Schenkkan to discuss his inspiration, nominations and current projects.
Alumnus Will Davis (M.F.A. 2013) was recently nominated for outstanding direction of a musical for Evita (Olney Theatre Center). The 2017 Helen Hayes Awards will be held May 15 at the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Alumnus Robert Schenkkan's (B.A. 1975) piece Hacksaw Ridge (co-written with Andrew Knight) was nominated for Best Picture as well as Lead Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Director (Mel Gibson), Film Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. The 89th Academy Awards will be held February 26, 2017.
Faculty member Steven Dietz's new play Bloomsday, a lyrical, time-traveling romance, takes the stage at Austin Playhouse through February 5 in a piece critics are calling "a bittersweet love story awash in a sentiment that is equal parts American and Irish, and Austin Playhouse, with four talented actors at its heart, does that story quiet, poetic justice." (Austin360)
Performance as Public Practice faculty member Dr. Charlotte Canning discusses internationalism on the American stage with HowlRound in Theatre History Podcast (#18) with Michael Lueger.
Janie Bryant, costume designer for the hit show Mad Men, recently discussed her work with faculty member Susan Mickey which includes research material, inspiration boards for characters and lookbooks for costume designers acquired by the Harry Ransom Center.
Faculty member Andrew Carlson discusses the history of Othello with American Theatre in the United States, telling a story of race, erasure and reclamation.
Alumna Nikiko Masumoto (M.A. 2011) recently performed a short piece from her one-woman show What We Could Carry at a White House event. The presentation, "Generational Experiences of Asian Americans," featured speakers from the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as well as Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian (MASSA) communities.
With the holidays right around the corner, theatres all around the country will be putting on their productions of plays such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical or A Christmas Carol. Looking for another option to get your holiday theatre fix? Playwriting/Directing faculty memebrs Liz Engelman and KJ Sanchez list their top picks for wintry works of theatre.
Alumnus J. Quinton Johnson will join the cast of award-winning Hamilton on Broadway as "Hercules Mulligan/James Madison" beginning January 6.
The National New Play Network (NNPN) and Texas Theatre and Dance will host more than 40 playwrights, directors and actors from December 9-11 as part of the National Showcase of New Plays, presenting readings of six production-ready new plays to NNPN Core and Associate Members and invited guests.
Ph.D. candidate Katie Van Winkle shares her experience in working on the Sharir/Sharir+Bustamante Dance Collection, gifted to the UT Fine Arts Library.
Faculty member, dancer, choreographer and innovator Yacov Sharir's archival collection of dance performances, The Sharir/Sharir + Bustamante Dance Collection, to be welcomed to the Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin.
Teaching artist Karen Maness and faculty member Richard Isackes's new book, The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, reveals how Hollywood uses paintings to set the scene.
Nearly 40 years since moving to Los Angeles, James Walters (B.F.A. 1969) continues to work in set design for the television industry.
The union of Belflower, Phipps and Scamardi ultimately creates a powerful trinity of women who have crafted a sweet, moving, and resonant message of feminist empowerment that is perhaps more important now than ever before.
Bart Pitchford (Ph.D. candidate, Performance as Public Practice) leads a group of veterans in reflecting on their service through "The Warrior Chorus - Humanities in Action," a scholar-led workshop in classical literature.