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Anon(ymous), a Play for Young Audiences, Takes the Stage This October

Monday, September 18, 2017

Based on Homer's The Odyssey, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people - some kind, some dangerous and cruel - as he searches for his family. From a sinister, one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies, to a sweatshop, Anon much navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape to find "home." October 4-15, 2017 in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. 

Series of Panels to Discuss the Importance of New Work

Monday, August 14, 2017

In association with Texas Theatre and Dance's production of Robert Schenkkan's Building the Wall, a series of panels are planned to discuss creating innovative theatre. Featuring Writing and Producing New Work in the American Theatre and The Role of the Critic and Scholar in Assessing New Work. These discussions, along with a post-performance talk back with playwright Robert Schenkkan and director Brant Pope, will take place at the Osar G. Brockett Theatre on September 7, 2017. 

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UT Theatre and Dance Welcomes Renowned Hip-Hop Choreographer and Educator Dr. Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the faculty appointment of renowned choreographer Dr. Lorenzo "Rennie" Harris. Recognized by the United States Department of Education as a leading ambassador for the art of hip-hop dance, Harris will teach technique courses, set repertory and offer lectures in the Department of Theatre and Dance beginning January 2018.

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Luna Brings a Story of Migration, Family and Friendship to the Stage

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A play for all ages, Luna tells the captivating story of Soledad who has trouble making friends as she moves from school to school. Turning inward, she finds comfort in the company of the moon, Luna, her constant companion. Soledad finds the joy of friendship in her magical relationship with Luna, which encourages her to reach out to those around her. April 20-23, 2017 in the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre. 

Celebration of New Work Returns to Campus

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Cohen New Works Festival, a biennial festival presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin with sponsorship by Broadway Bank, is returning this year to premiere 38 new student-made projects April 10-14, 2017 on the university campus.

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UTNT (UT New Theatre) Brings New Work to the Stage

Monday, January 30, 2017

UTNT (UT New Theatre) is an annual showcase of newly developed works for the American stage from playwrights of the Department of Theatre and Dance's master of fine arts program and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its tenth year, UTNT brings to the stage compelling works by Kimberly Belflower, Elizabeth Doss, William Glick and Megan Tabaque.

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Actor Lucien Douglas Brings the Works of Edgar Allan Poe to Life in "A Shadow Among Strangers"

Friday, August 19, 2016

The romance, passion and fears of Edgar Allan Poe are brought to life by actor Lucien Douglas in this dramatic, solo performance that includes The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, Eleonora, To Helen, selected letters and more. The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents A Shadow Among Strangers: Performing the Life and Works for Edgar Allan Poe September 7-9, 2016 at the Oscar G. BrockettTheatre. Admission is free.

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Presenting the 2016/2017 Season

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Bringing a series of exhilarating works to the stage, our 2016/2017 Season includes a tale of life after Neverland, a Civil War-era musical, striking choreography and the poignant story of a young girl on the brink of new beginnings.

Texas Theatre and Dance Presents UTNT (UT New Theatre) Featuring New Works From Rising Playwrights

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Established in 2007 by nationally-renowned playwright Steven Dietz, this annual showcase of newly developed works for the American stage presents compelling works by Lydia Blaisdell, Joanna Garner, Gia Marotta and Tegan McLeod. UT (UT New Theatre) runs April 14-24 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

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Shakespeare's cherished romantic comedy "Twelfth Night" brings magic to the stage this spring

Monday, February 1, 2016

Following a shipwreck on a strange shore, Viola fears her brother dead and is forced to build a new life on her own. Masquerading as a man in order to procure a job with Duke Orsino, she finds herself in the midst of a topsy-turvy love triangle. Magic, mayhem and mistaken identities come to the stage in William Shakespeare’s treasured romantic comedy of revelry, reunion and love.

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Hit Musical "The Wild Party" Takes the Oscar G. Brockett Stage November 20

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Set in Manhattan in the Roaring Twenties, vaudeville performer Queenie and her volatile partner, Burrs, host an evening of excess for their guests; a collection of the unruly and undone. The jazz and gin-soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat as artifice and illusion are stripped away. When midnight debauchery leads to tragedy at dawn, this dark and decadent musical reminds us that no party lasts forever.

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"Fall For Dance," showcasing works by Alex Ketley and Manuel Vignoulle, opens November 12

Monday, October 19, 2015

Under the direction of Charles O. Anderson, Andrea Beckham and Dorothy O’Shea Overbey, The University of Texas at Austin’s award-winning dance company Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fall For Dance, November 12-15 at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. An exploration of contemporary ballet, Fall For Dance features works by artistic director of The Foundry, Alex Ketley; former dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Manuel Vignoulle; and Texas Theatre and Dance faculty members David Justin and Andrea Beckham.

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2015/2016 Season Opens with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play "The Diary of Anne Frank"

Monday, September 14, 2015

Texas Theatre and Dance presents the story known across the world, The Diary of Anne Frank, October 8-18, 2015 at the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre.

The Diary of Anne Frank is the haunting, yet inspiring account of a young Jewish girl and her family’s lives during World War II. Seeking refuge from Nazi persecution, Anne, along with seven others, hid in a “secret annex” in Amsterdam for two years. Told through recordings in Anne’s cherished diary, the play stands as a timeless reflection of her fear, hope and faith during one of the darkest periods in history.

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