Govea (B.A. in Theatre and Dance and Bachelor of Journalism, 2021) and Anna Pickett (B.S. in Youth and Community Studies, 2021) workshopped their new musical Spells of the Sea at Pegasus PlayLab at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
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Jones (B.F.A., Theatrical Design, 1949) and Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks tells an allegorical story loosely based on Edmund Rostand's 1894 play The Romancers (Les Romanesques), concerning two neighboring parents who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. The LGBTQIA+ focused rewrite features two young gay men, Matt and Lewis, at the center of the story, instead of a young man and woman (the original characters were Matt and Luisa).
Playwrights' Center also announced Tu (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2020) as a 2022-21 Jerome Fellow.
Following a two-year postponement, director Hannah Wolf (M.F.A., Theatre, 2018) reflects on the uncommon circumstances and connections she found when working on Perseverance Theatre's upcoming production of "Fun Home"
Fun Home will run from April 22 to May 8, 2022. The production also features scenic design by Iman Corbani (M.F.A. 2019)
Oktavea LaToi's (B.A., Theatre, 2017) performance piece "I see you, you're seen" on stage at the VORTEX Theatre
Kamyle Smith (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2017) serves as assistant stage manager and Rachel Atkinson (M.F.A., Theatre, 2013) serves as scenic designer.
Alumni Rachael Starbuck (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) and Michael Muelhaupt (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) featured in group exhibition at Northern–Southern gallery
North Texas Performing Arts announces Plano Children’s Theatre founder Sara Egelston Akers to retire
Akers (M.F.A., Drama, 1983) founded Plano Children’s Theatre over three decades ago and upon that foundation NTPA has become the largest youth theatre in the country. Akers served as PCT’s Executive Director and oversaw its theatre operations since 1991. In 2015, Akers stepped down from theatre management responsibilities and took on the role of overseeing NTPA’s fundraising, community outreach and diversity efforts and today serves as NTPA’s Vice President of Community Outreach.
Parkins (M.F.A., Dance, 2012) is a doctoral fellow and program assistant in Teachers College's dance education program, the nation's only doctoral program focused on educational research in dance. Parkins's research explores the experiences of Latinx youth engaged in culturally relevant dance-making practices.