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"The Fantasticks" creator Tom Jones rewrites classic musical as gay love story

June 16, 2022 | Playbill

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).

Alumni Guinevere "Gwenny" Govea workshops new musical at Pegasus PlayLab

June 16, 2022 | UT Theatre and Dance

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.

Yesenia Garcia Herrington (M.F.A, Acting, 2007) is the recipient of the 2022 Kennedy Center American College and Theatre Festival’s (KCACTF) Uta Hagen Award

May 25, 2022

Minghao Tu will join Rattlestick as Van Lier New Voices Fellows

May 12, 2022 | Broadway World

Playwrights' Center also announced Tu (M.F.A., Playwriting, 2020) as a 2022-21 Jerome Fellow.

Oktavea LaToi's (B.A., Theatre, 2017) performance piece "I see you, you're seen" on stage at the VORTEX Theatre

April 27, 2022 | The Vortex

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.