Julia-Lorenz Olson (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2008) and Philip Olson (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2007) host a new PBS show called "Two Cents", a new weekly series about personal finance for millennials and Gen Z that airs on Facebook Watch.
Alumni in the News
James Odgen (M.F.A., Theatre Design and Technology, 2014) was interviewed by American Theatre for his set design work for “Angels in America” production.
Will Davis (M.F.A., Directing, 2013), Chicago's American Theater Company’s artistic director, listed in New City Stage’s “Players 2018: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago.”
Isaac Gomez's (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2013) one-woman show The Way She Spoke: A Docu-Mythology, starring Karen Rodriguez (B.A. in Theatre and Dance, 2013) and directed by Rudy Ramirez (M.A. 2012), runs January 11-20 at Austin's Vortex.
Reisman (M.F.A. in Playwriting, 2013) shares the top prize with fellow playwright Angela Hanks, and will receive two years of developmental support for her work in addition to a monetary award.
Felicia Fitzpatrick (B.A. in Theatre and Dance 2014) has completed the first season of “Call & Response,” a podcast that explores the intersection between blackness and performing arts through interviews with Broadway actors, dancers, writers, creatives, and more.
Veronica Boccardo joins the Allegro Ballet of Houston Academy for its 16th performance of "The Nutcracker"
Veronica Boccardo (B.F.A., Dance, 2017) performed with the Allegro Ballet of Houston Academy under the direction of Glenda and Vanessa Brown for the 16th performance of The Nutcracker, December 16-17th, 2017. Boccardo currently serves as pre-ballet and ballet 1 instructor for the Academy.
Performance as Public Practice Alumni and Faculty Shine at Dance Studies Association Conference
The Department of Theatre and Dance's Performance as Public Practice program featured an unprecedented number of alumni, faculty and current students presenting at the Dance Studies Association's (DSA) fall conference, “Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance.” Newly formed, DSA represents a merger of the Society of Dance History Scholars and the Congress on Research in Dance. Dr. Rebecca Rossen is currently the Editor of Studies in Dance History, the book series produced by the organization in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Press. Alumna Clare Croft (Ph.D. 2010) will be taking over this leadership role when Dr. Rossen finishes her term.
Photo (L to R): Dr. Clare Croft (Ph.D., 2010, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan), Dr. Paul Bonin-Rodriguez (faculty), Dr. Rebecca Rossen (faculty), Dr. Angela Ahlgren (Ph.D. 2011, Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State), Meg Brooker (M.F.A. 2009, Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee University), Christine Gwillim (Ph.D. student), Brianna Figueroa (Ph.D. student), Priya Raman (Ph.D. student). Not pictured, but present at the conference, Dr. Chuyun Oh (PhD 2015, Assistant Professor at San Diego State).
Alejandro Herrera (B.A., Dance, 2015) will perform in Dance Patrelle's "Yorkville Nutcracker" in New York on Dec. 7-10 along with dancers from the New York City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Broadway.
Catch Arthur Marroquin (B.A., Acting, 2013) as Hermey, the elf/dentist in the beloved holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on stage across the nation. Dates and tickets available online.