2010-2011 Austin Critic's Table Awards Nominees Announced: UT Theatre and Dance Community Among Top Picks
For the 19th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics has recognized the year's most exceptional achievements in dance, classical music, the visual arts, and theatre. Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are well represented on this year's list of nominations.
Dr. Paul Reinhardt passed away on April 29, 2011, in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Alumna Jolynn Hoffman Free’s career has led her from the university’s drama department, to a job as supervisor of cultural arts at the City of Austin, to director of development at Laguna Gloria Art Museum and finally into financial services. Find out how here.
Innovative designs and projects reveal the secrets and talents behind theater productions and even beyond.
Theatre and Dance Celebrates Emerging Artist: Annual Showcase includes lecture by Tony Award-Winning designer
The exhibit celebrates the work of 38 emerging artists. In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be a public lecture by alumnus and Tony award-winning designer Kevin Adams.
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.”
Imagination and Ingenuity: Profiling Sonja Rainey (M.F.A. Theatrical Design '10), Assistant Prop Shop Supervisor
Not many people have the pleasure of going to work each day and making imagined contraptions functional, creating life-sized toys and trick furniture or perfecting optical illusions unless you're Sonja Rainey. Read a wonderful story about Sonja and the university prop shop.
The talents of The University of Texas at Austin M.F.A. Acting class of 2013 take stage in The Pain and the Itch and Clybourne Park at the Department of Theatre and Dance's Lab Theatre starting April 27.
Read the blog that documents the development of the new musical "Rosie."
The students are the structure that supports the festival. This article demonstrates the trials involved in their efforts and the payoff that ensues.
Using the arts to engage students around issues of human rights, The Living Newspaper Project seeks to bridge the gap between the university and the greater Austin community.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to participate in The University of Texas at Austin's annual open house extravaganza, Explore UT, on March 5.
Team Risk: UT students create daring new stage works for The University Coop Presents The Cohen New Works Festival
Professor of Playwriting Award-Winning Play at ZACH Theatre: Steven Dietz's "Fiction" take the stage February 10th
The talents of the University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance faculty and alumni are once again being showcased at Austin's ZACH Theatre.
Writer and storyteller of NPR fame visits campus: Kevin Kling leads workshop and shares a performance
Humorist, playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling, best known for his popular commentaries on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” visited campus recently to teach a graduate-level class and perform for a group of students and faculty.
Department of Theatre and Dance Announces Retirement of Professor Robert Schmidt: Schmidt awarded emeritus status as the Frank Erwin Jr. Centennial Professor in Drama
Schmidt has been an administrator and faculty member at the university since 1982. Recently, he and his wife Penny created the Robert N. Schmidt Performance Design Endowment.
The Texas Medal of Arts Awards, the signature event of the Texas Cultural Trust Council, spotlights and celebrates the creative excellence, exemplary talents and outstanding contribution by Texans.
In the annual list of theatrical favorites named by The Austin Chronicle's Robert Faires, UT Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends are among the top picks of 2010.
Eli Wallach receives the 2010 Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: Alumnus' illustrious career spans 70 years
Brooklyn-born and Method-trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Wallach left New York to attend the University of Texas at Austin. There he picked up a skill that would serve him well in the years to come – he learned to ride a horse.