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Coming to the Stage

Summer program 2024

Exploring the Arts, Exploring the Self: Youth Summer Program

F. Loren Winship Drama Building
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James and the Giant Peach

B. Iden Payne Theatre
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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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Learn More About Our Season

Learn more about the work on stage at Texas Theatre and Dance.

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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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Our students - a tight-knit group of artists and scholars - have created a vibrant community in the heart of campus. We invite you to visit the Forty Acres and see if we are the right fit for you.

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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
  • Paul Bonin-Rodriguez

    Area Head, Performance as Public Practice
    Graduate Advisor
    Associate Professor, Performance as Public Practice
  • 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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