Sep 29 – 30, 2018
A semi-staged reading featuring professional actors, this lyrical biography of Leonard Bernstein takes a symphonic look at the major melodies playing throughout his life: music, family, spiritual longing, carnal passions and death. We see Leonard as a boy and man, as a father and son; bisexually brilliant and politically naive. Cymbals crash, the brass crescendo, the maestro takes a bow.
Oct 10 – 21, 2018
In 1916, a series of fatal shark attacks terrorized the New Jersey Shore. Further inland, a polio epidemic plagued Philadelphia, while the cloud of World War I loomed. Matawan follows the humans who struggle against these forces, as well as the story of the shark - a creature whose constant evolution has led to years of survival.
Nov 14 ‑ Dec 2, 2018
In Venice, a Jewish businesswoman tries to join a clique of power-brokers, a wealthy merchant tries to buy a young man's love and an heiress attempts to escape her dead father's will. Combining elements of satire, comedy and thriller, The Merchant of Venice asks us how far we're willing to go to achieve happiness.
Feb 13 – 17, 2019
Inspired by Euripides' The Women of Troy, The Women of _______ (a song not song) invites the audience to join nameless ghosts on a multilingual journey through poems and tales. As a partially-devised work collecting voices of historically marginalized peoples, the play explores trauma and our political and personal battles against ourselves.
Mar 5 – 15, 2019
Dance Repertory Theatre returns to the stage in Fortitude, a concert celebrating the enduring spirit of dance and the strength of those called to it as a field. Fortitude features work by renowned guest artists, faculty and students as well as the annual presentation of the Haruka Weiser Memorial Commission.
Mar 14 – 31, 2019
UTNT (UT New Theatre) presents newly developed works from playwrights of Texas Theatre and Dance and Michener Center for Writers. Now in its twelfth season, this showcase exists as an incubator for new work, with many continuing on to be professionally produced across the country.
Apr 15 – 19, 2019
The Cohen New Works Festival, presented by Broadway Bank, is a biennial, week-long showcase of new work created by students at The University of Texas at Austin held in various locations in and around UT campus. It is not just an event, but a celebration of a continuously ongoing process–the creation of new work.