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UTNT (UT New Theatre)

New plays by M.F.A. Playwriting candidates
Curated by KJ Sanchez 
Co-Curated by Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw

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. 

Productions in UTNT (UT New Theatre) 2019 will be performed in multiple venues in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building. 

 

The 2019 UTNT (UT New Theatre) plays under consideration include: 

a place called the middle 

By I-Chia Chiu
Directed by Adam L. Sussman 
March 26-27, 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 31 at 2:00 p.m. 

 

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Studio Theatre 2.180 

Performed in collaboration with the audience, a place called the middle is a participatory journey to a mythical hometown called "the middle," a place where the earth moves so slowly that inhabitants live for only half a day. The performance explores the idea of remembering, returning and reliving. Are we always traveling? How do we see and help each other in the middle of our own stories? 

Advance reservations for this production are now closed. There will be a limited number of walk-up tickets available at the Winship Box Office on the date of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour before the performance.

Three Shitty Sons

By Hannah Kenah 
Directed by Mason Rosenthal 
March 14, 16, 27-29, 31 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2:00 p.m. 

 

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Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 

Three Shitty Sons is the story of three shitty sons who love the holidays, and in other news, they want their mother to hurry up and die already. Meanwhile, a frustrated narrator finds ways to insert herself into the family's dysfunction. This disheveled comedy is an homage to Our Town's theatrical examinations of life and the afterlife. 

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30 Floods 

By Daria Miyeko Marinelli 
Directed and Developed with Anna Skidis Vargas 
March 12-13, 15-16, 28, 31 at 7:30 p.m. and March 30 at 2:00 p.m. 

 

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Studio Theatre 1.134 

What happens when a storm hits? Who leaves and who is left behind? And what happens on the eve of your 30th birthday? Do you go back to that small town that was flooded to see if you can find anything about your family; your past; or find the idea for your next book? Telling the story of an unnamed usonian town devastated by floods, rebuilt by its inhabitants and exploited by its offspring, 30 Floods is an exploration of devastation, legacy and creation that asks what it means to be flooded, rebuilt and turn 30. 

Advance reservations for this production are now closed. There will be a limited number of walk-up tickets available at the Winship Box Office on the date of the performance on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour before the performance.

Flora Circular

By Thom May 
Directed by Jess Shoemaker 
March 12-13, 15, 26, 30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16, 31 at 2:00 p.m. 

 

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Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

When Flo has a psychotic break in her first year at college, her itinerant uncle Ira shows up, believing he has the cure for her illness. 10 months later, Flo is hiding out in her mom's shed while she rethinks life with a new diagnosis; her parents, Harriet and Matthew, are navigating their "unrequited" divorce and Ira is trying to help Flo recover with his own idea of treatment. Flora Circular is a darkly comedic family drama that spans from Amherst to Istanbul and back in search of a cure for the past. 

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All titles, dates and venues are subject to change. 

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