Playwriting alumnus Danny Tejera's play Toros, which was previously workshopped as part of UTNT (UT New Theatre) (2020), was selected to be featured in Second Stage Theater's Judith Champion New Voices Reading Series. Toros will be presented at the Tony Kiser Theater on January 18, 2022.
Every year, the B. Iden Payne Council, a volunteer organization sponsored by the Austin Creative Alliance, is tasked with viewing and nominating outstanding production elements in Austin. The Department of Theatre and Dance, as well as its students, faculty, alumni and staff, were nominated for many awards in a broad range of categories. The winners were announced at the B. Iden Payne Awards Ceremony on November 8, 2021, many of which are Theatre and Dance affiliates.
To learn more about the process of bringing Sonnets for an Old Century to life, we spoke with director Corey Allen, associate director Braxton Rae and actors Sophie Miller, Se’An Boatner and Jared VosWinkel about the lessons they’ve learned from the characters of Sonnets and the shared excitement they’ve felt at being able to create in a room together once again.
Meet the cast of Sonnets for an Old Century, the first production of the 2021/2022 Texas Theatre and Dance Season. Portraying the diverse collection of souls in José Rivera's anthology-styled play is an all-star ensemble of 20 actors, including both students and faculty.