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Sara Akers awarded “For the Love of Art” award

Nov. 1, 2021

Akers (M.F.A., Drama, 1983) is also a member of UTeach Fine Arts Advisory Committee and the artistic director of Plano Children's Theatre.

Allison Ebling joins the First National Tour of 'Hadestown' as the A1/Head of Sound

Oct. 19, 2021 | Hadestown Tour

Ebling (B.A., Theatre and Dance, 2011) joins the Tony and Grammy-winning musical, which will play cities across the US including, but not limited to, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Austin.

Michael J. Love will be performing as part of Princeton University's REACTIVATING MEMORY

Aug. 27, 2021 | Lewis Center Princeton

REACTIVATING MEMORY is a virtual symposium marking the one hundred year anniversary of SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway and the Tulsa Race Massacre that took place a week later. Love (M.F.A., Performance as Public Practice, 2020) will be performing this September.

Rudy Ramirez recently directed REWRITTEN: A LOVE STORY LOST, a site-specific piece conceived and co-created by alum Tom Truss

Aug. 27, 2021 | The Edge

Staged at Herman Melville's Arrowhead in Massachusetts, Ramirez's (M.A., Performance as Public Practice, 2012) production utilized movement and written text to investigate the deep and possibly romantic relationship between writers Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorn, portrayed by Truss (M.F.A., Acting, 2010).

Annie Ulrich was featured in USITT's podcast "TECHnically Speaking"

Aug. 27, 2021 | iHeart Spreaker

Ulrich (M.F.A., Costume Technology, 2021) was featured after receiving the 2021 Barbara Matera Award for Costume Making.

Lily Gonzales' play (TRANS)FORMADA is being presented as part of San Diego Repertory Theatre's 2021 Latinx New Play Festival

Aug. 27, 2021 | San Diego Rep

Gonzales' (B.A., 2019) (TRANS)FORMADA will take place both virtually and in-person on September 3-5.

Archive of Tony Award-Winning Theater Designer Kevin Adams Comes to the Harry Ransom Center

Aug. 12, 2021 | UT News

Adams’ (B.F.A, Scenic Design, 1984) archive joins other major theater design collections at the Ransom Center, including the papers of Norman Bel Geddes, Gordon Conway, Edward Gordon Craig and Eldon Elder. He also received the E. William Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Fine Arts in 2016.

Jeremy Kisling featured in an article by the Lexington Herald Leader

Aug. 9, 2021 | Lexington Herald Leader

Kisling (M.F.A., Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, 2001) recently took over as the producing artistic director for the Lexington Children's Theatre. In the article, he discusses transition into this leadership role over the last year, LCT's plans for the upcoming season and how they continued to present work for their young audiences during the pandemic.

Former student Will Brittain makes an appearance in the recently released addition to the Purge franchise, "The Forever Purge."

Aug. 5, 2021 | Anthem Magazine

"Anthem" recently conducted an interview with Brittain for their "Vital Stats" series, touching on his previous film experience.

Jenn Hartmann Luck featured in FOX 7's "Tuning In" series

July 27, 2021 | Fox 7 Austin

Luck (M.F.A., Theatre, 2011) is a musical theatre composer, singer-songwriter and educator. She's the focus of this week's "Tuning In" music spotlight.