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Oct 10 – 21, 2018
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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Fall For Dance

Nov 6 – 11, 2018
B. Iden Payne Theatre

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The Merchant of Venice

Nov 14 – Dec 2, 2018
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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The Women of _______ (a song not song)

Feb 13 – 17, 2019
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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Beachgoers in Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1911.

ON THE BLOG: Playing with the Past—History and Matawan

Wednesday, October 3, 2018   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Matawan Dramaturg Kristin Perkins outlines the history and truth behind the 1916 shark attacks in Matawan, New Jersey and details the state of a nation gripped by fear of disease and war. 

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Alumnus J. Quinton Johnson Joins the Cast of Choir Boy

Monday, October 1, 2018   |  Playbill

Alumnus J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton) has joined the cast of Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy in the role of "Bobby Marrow," set to premiere on Broadway in January 2019. This music-filled play debuted in 2013 and details the hopes of a group of young singers at the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys. 

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ON THE BLOG: Meet the Cast of Matawan

Tuesday, September 25, 2018   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

Meet the cast of Matawan, a new play by Dan Caffrey that tells the story of the summer of 1916 when a series of fatal shark attacks terrorized the New Jersey Shore. Featuring an all-star cast of Texas Theatre and Dance students under the direction of Alice Stanley, Matawan takes the stage October 2018. 

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Fulbright Scholar Pursues Choreography in London

Friday, September 21, 2018   |  Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Oluwaseun S. Olayiwola (B.F.A. 2018) is currently a Fulbright Scholar pursuing an M.F.A. in Choreography at Trinity Laban in London, England. As an advocate for the arts and a Nigerian-American artist, Oluwaseun hopes to engage residents with dance during his two years in the program and contribute toward the Nigerian diaspora’s representation in the arts landscape.

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