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12 Ophelias (a play with broken songs)

Oct 2 – 13, 2019
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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The Method Gun

Oct 4 – 5, 2019
B. Iden Payne Theatre

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Spring Awakening

Nov 6 – 24, 2019
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

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Fall For Dance

Nov 12 – 17, 2019
B. Iden Payne Theatre

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KJ Sanchez, Associate Professor of Playwriting and Directing

Faculty Member KJ Sanchez Wins Creative Research Award

Wednesday, September 4, 2019   |  The University of Texas at Austin Office of the Vice President for Research

Playwriting and Directing faculty member KJ Sanchez was recently named a recipient of the University Co-op Hamilton Book Author Awards for her record of creative research, including three world premieres at three different renown venues: (dis)placed (Guthrie Theatre), Grandma’s Empanadas (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Cincinnati King (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), as well as her directorial role in Quixote Nuevo (Alley Theatre) and the world premiere of Knyum (Merrimack Repertory Theatre). 

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Kirk Lynn's The Cold Record Praised in Toronto

Wednesday, July 31, 2019   |  The Star

Faculty member Kirk Lynn's The Cold Record tells the story of a 12 year old boy trying to set the record for the most days leaving school sick and in the process falls in love with the school nurse. Directed by faculty member Alexadra Bassiakou Shaw, The Cold Record was on stage at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Canada as part of Brave Festival 2019.  

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Alumnus Rip Torn Passes Away

Tuesday, July 9, 2019   |  The New York Times

Alumnus and Emmy Award-winning actor Rip Torn (B.S. 1953) passed away this week at age 88. Torn made his reputation as a gifted actor on film and both on and off Broadway. Most notably, portraying the role of "Artie" on the comedy series The Larry Sanders Show for which he received six consecutive Emmy nominations, winning the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series in 1996. 

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ON THE BLOG: Summer Update 2019: Part One

Tuesday, July 2, 2019   |  Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

With the 2018–2019 academic year and production season over, summer settles into the Winship Drama Building. No rest, however, for the artistic! Texas Theatre and Dance faculty, staff and students are making their way all around the globe for a range of creative and scholastic projects. In this two-part series, we give a brief glimpse into the whos, whats and wheres of Summer 2019. This installment: our notes for June.

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