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Coming to the Stage

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The Smartest Girl in the World

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UTNT (UT New Theatre): Choreomaniac, 1518

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in
theatre and performance.

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Life in Austin

Imagine a city bursting with an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to personal freedom and a passion for unearthing new discoveries. With a unique and lively arts scene, there's something for everyone when you call Austin home.

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2022/2023 Season

Texas Theatre and Dance is pleased to present the 2022/2023 season celebrating new and diverse voices for the stage.

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Visit the Department

Information about discounted parking for events, tips for parking on campus and where to find the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Learn more about The College of Fine Arts' commitment to fostering a culture and climate that is inclusive and welcoming of students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints.

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A Legacy of Creativity

From the founding of the Department of Drama in 1938 to present, the Department of Theatre and Dance has been a hub of creativity and innovation on the 40 Acres.


  • Christin Sawyer Davis

    Head, Acting
    Undergraduate Executive Committee Member
    Assistant Professor of Practice, Acting
  • KJ Sanchez

    Head, Playwriting/Directing
    Associate Professor, Playwriting/Directing
  • Megan Alrutz

    Associate Department Chair
    Professor, Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities / UTeach Theatre


I love how being a part of UT Theatre and Dance really feels like you are part of big family. The professors are amazing and know how to push you in a positive way to achieve your goals, while preparing you for a successful career in whatever your focus is in--whether that be acting, directing, playwriting, dancing, etc.

- Andrew Rodriguez (B.F.A. 2019)

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